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Toy Story

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Toy Story is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released to theatres on November 21, 1995 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. Followed by Toy Story 2 in 1999, the video Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins in 2000 and the TV series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command also in 2000. The latter two featured traditionally animated renditions of Buzz Lightyear and Little Green Men characters from the first movie.

Toy Story was Disney's first feature-length completely computer-animated movie. It was also Pixar's first feature to be released in theaters. It grossed US $356,800,000 worldwide, making it the 65th highest-grossing movie in history (not adjusted for inflation). The primary characters are toys in the room of the six-year-old boy Andy, and is mostly told from their point of view. Andy, his baby sister Molly and mother have smaller roles as do the neighbor Sid, his dog Scud and sister Hannah.

The film was not only a smash hit, but also inspired other film studios to use the Pixar computer.

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Characters

The main toy characters are:

Other toy characters include:

Plot

The movie starts with a meeting among the toys to discuss the family's upcoming move. At the end of the meeting it is announced that today is Andy's birthday party. This results in pandemonium from the other toys. Everyone is afraid they will be replaced. Woody of course is calm since he is Andy's favorite and would never be replaced.

Finally, to calm everyone down Woody sends a reconnaissance group of little green toy soldiers using a baby monitor to scout the party. There are no new toys at the party, until mom pulls out another box, but the soldiers are cut off and we don't hear what it is, only that the kids are coming upstairs. All the toys rush to their places before Andy returns.

When Andy arrives, Woody is brushed out of his place - the middle of the bed - and onto the floor to make space for the new toy. Once the kids leave to eat cake, Woody climbs back on the bed to see who this is that could have displaced him.

A conflict between Woody and Buzz develops with Woody's jealousy that Buzz displaces him, and his irritation with the fact Buzz does not know he is a toy. This conflict results in Woody and Buzz ending up in a situation where the only way out is for them to work together.

Awards

Producer John Lasseter received an Academy Special Achievement Award in 1996 for this film.

Toy Story in pop culture

Debian (a Linux distribution) releases are named after characters from this movie. (e.g. Buzz, Potato, Woody, Sarge)

See also

External links

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