Toy Story (Bilingual)
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Before FINDING NEMO, MONSTERS, INC. and CARS, the creative minds of Disney/Pixar introduced you to TOY STORY and an astonishing world where toys play while their owners are away. Rediscover acclaimed filmmaker John Lasseter's directorial debut with Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and all their friends in an adventure filled with humor, heart and friendship -- in a must-have Special Edition. This groundbreaking computer-generated classic started it all and set the stage for the equally amazing TOY STORY 2. Enjoy all-new bonus features -- including an exclusive sneak peek at TOY STORY 3, the next chapter of this exciting adventure. It's nonstop fun for the entire family!
There is greatness in film that can be discussed, dissected, and talked about late into the night. Then there is genius that is right in front of our faces--we smile at the spell it puts us into and are refreshed, and nary a word needs to be spoken. This kind of entertainment is what they used to call "movie magic," and there is loads of it in this irresistible computer animation feature. Just a picture of these bright toys on the cover of Toy Story looks intriguing, reawakening the kid in us. Filmmaker John Lasseter's shorts (namely Knickknack and Tin Toy, which can be found on the Pixar video Tiny Toy Stories) illustrate not only a technical brilliance but also a great sense of humor--one in which the pun is always intended. Lasseter thinks of himself as a storyteller first and an animator second, much like another film innovator, Walt Disney.
Lasseter's story is universal and magical: what do toys do when they're not played with? Cowboy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Andy's favorite bedroom toy, tries to calm the other toys (some original, some classic) during a wrenching time of year--the birthday party, when newer toys may replace them. Sure enough, Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) is the new toy that takes over the throne. Buzz has a crucial flaw, though--he believes he's the real Buzz Lightyear, not a toy. Bright and cheerful, Toy Story is much more than a 90-minute commercial for the inevitable bonanza of Woody and Buzz toys. Lasseter further scores with perfect voice casting, including Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Wallace Shawn as a meek dinosaur. The director-animator won a special Oscar for "the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film." In other words, the movie is great. --Doug Thomas
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For those unfamiliar with this film (Shame on you! Get out of that cave!), Toy Story is about how your playthings come alive whenever you are not around. And they have personalities all their own. But what happens when a new toy (Buzz Lightyear) enters the mix and becomes the new favourite? And what happens when the old favourite (Woody) does not take that well? Shenanigans and chaos ensue. And beware of The Claw!!
The culmination of the movie brings us the first classic song in the Toy Story cannon. You've Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman will enter your head, bounce around a bit, and find a comfortable place to live. In the lexicon of movie music, this song is the start of Pixar's dominance in this field. Only the current Muppets movie might challenge their crown.
Catchphrases galore pepper this celluloid gem. From "You Are A Toy!" to "The Claw!", all these sayings will infiltrate every fiber of you. In the middle of the day at your monotonous job, or while standing in a long boring grocery line, just think of one of these dialogue bits and I guarantee a smile will blossom. In fact, I am smiling right now!
Toy Story is an amazing movie that will turn any bad day into a fun day. Sit back, cuddle your loved ones, chomp on some popcorn and guzzle a float, then watch Woody and Buzz. You will thank yourself for it.
Now on to "the vaults". Disney is trying to squeeze every last penny out of the cash cow, and have the two Toy Story films under lock and key, no doubt so they can sell millions of "Special Editions" in five years. Once again, Disney appalls me with their unmatched corperate greed. In conclusion, Toy Story is an excellent film and a true must-see.
Toy story proved to the world the art that could be created from cg animation. Unfortunatley integration of cgi into live action and animation continues to be sketchy at best. Even big films like lotr has many obviously fake shots. On the other hand animations that rely on soley cg graphics are extremely effective, got to love finding nemo. Really only humans come across as unrealistic in toy story and animation has continued to do a better job in that category. The film is a wonder of anyone who remembers a childhood filled with a wide variety of toys. Toy story's fantasy world of toys come to life is so effective because the toys are based on real children's toys. The film's best scenes make use of the practical abilities of the toys. So much charming humor resonates from these scenes. Like spirited away the fantasy world is totally realistic in its own terms and visually a wonder. Toy story has one up on spirited away because it has a strong narrative due to woody's jealousy of buzz. Sure the film shifts to a standard villian, but having woody as a flawed personality makes the character so much more alive. The sequel is good, but as i remember i liked the orginal better.
Picture quality on the dvd is flawless and beautiful.Read more ›
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Ce film n'est pas du tout Bilingue, mais bien uniquement en Anglais. J'ai acheté sur amazon canada pour être certaine de l'avoir en FRANCAIS, très décevant par... Read morePublished 13 months ago by CAROLLE CHARRON
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