- Actors: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Laurie Metcalf, Annie Potts, John Ratzenberger
- Directors: John Lasseter
- Writers: Original Story By John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Screenplay By
- Format: NTSC, Animated, Subtitled, Color, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Subtitles: French, Spanish
- Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
- Release Date: May 11 2010
- Run Time: 81 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 101 customer reviews
- ASIN: B0030IIZ4M
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,161 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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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--you smile at the spell it puts you into and are refreshed, and not 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 as it reawakens 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 humour--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 favourite 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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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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.
I'm not a fan of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, or any of the other actors in these movies, but the animation and acting are so seamless, the characters so strong, that I never think about the actors behind the voices. They're just Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the gang.
Top 5 Pixars:
1. The Incredibles
2. Toy Story 3
3. Toy Story 2
4. Toy Story
Experience a whole new dimension of ‘TOY STORY’ fun as your favourite characters jump off the screen and into your living room in astonishing Disney Digital 3D Blu-ray!
Before ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘CARS’ and ‘UP, the creative minds of Disney and 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 humour, heart and friendship.
This ground-breaking computer-generated classic started it all and set the stage for the equally amazing ‘Toy Story 2’ and ‘Toy Story 3.’ Enjoy all the excitement you remember, plus even more fun with a host of bonus features. It is nonstop entertainment for the entire family, and now in Disney Digital 3D Blu-ray, it’s Magic in a New Dimension.
FILM FACT: Awards and Nominations: 1996 Academy Awards®: Win: John Lasseter [Special Achievement Award for the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film]. Nominated: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Joss Whedon (screenplay), Andrew Stanton (screenplay/story), Joel Cohen (screenplay), Alec Sokolow (screenplay), John Lasseter (story), Pete Docter (story) and Joe Ranft (story). Nominated: Best Music, Original Song for Randy Newman [Song "You've Got a Friend in Me"]. Nominated: Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score for Randy Newman. 1996 Golden Globes®: Nominated: Best Motion Picture for a Comedy or Musical. Nominated: Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for Randy Newman [Song: "You Got a Friend in Me"]. 1996 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Nominated: Best Fantasy Film. Nominated: Best Screenwriting for Alec Sokolow, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Joss Whedon. 1996 Hugo Awards: Nominated: Best Dramatic Presentation for Alec Sokolow (screenplay), Andrew Stanton (story/screenplay), Joe Ranft (story), Joel Cohen (screenplay), John Lasseter (story/director), Joss Whedon (screenplay) and Pete Docter (story). 1997 BAFTA® Awards: Nominated: Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects for Eben Ostby and William Reeves.
Voice Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Sarah Freeman, Penn Jillette, Jack Angel, Spencer Aste, Greg Berg, Lisa Bradley, Kendall Cunningham, Debi Derryberry, Cody Dorkin, Bill Farmer, Craig Good, Gregory Grudt, Danielle Judovits, Sam Lasseter, Brittany Levenbrown, Sherry Lynn, Scott McAfee, Mickie McGowan, Ryan O'Donohue, Jeff Pidgeon, Patrick Pinney, Phil Proctor, Jan Rabson, Joe Ranft, Andrew Stanton, Shane Sweet, Mehmet Ali Erbil (uncredited), Nathan Lane (archive footage) (uncredited), John Lasseter (uncredited), Ernie Sabella (archive footage) (uncredited), Hannah Unkrich (uncredited) and Frank Welker (uncredited).
Director: John Lasseter
Producers: Bonnie Arnold, Ed Catmull, Ralph Guggenheim and Steve Jobs
Screenplay: Alec Sokolow (screenplay), Andrew Stanton (original story screenplay), Joe Ranft (original story), Joel Cohen (screenplay), John Lasseter (original story), Joss Whedon (screenplay) and Pete Docter (original story)
Composer: Randy Newman
Video Resolution: 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio ES, English: 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Descriptive, Czech: 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround, Slovak: 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround, Greek: 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround, Bulgarian: 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround, Arabic: 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround and Ukrainian: 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Czech, Slovak, Greek, Bulgarian, Arabic, Ukrainian, Serbia, Slovenian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian
Running Time: 81 minutes
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment / PIXAR Animation Studios
Andrew’s Blu-ray Review: ‘TOY STORY’  heralded as the first feature length film to be produced entirely on computer generated, it's the human input that makes ‘TOY STORY’ work so well. A deceptively simple story 'peopled' with charming, funny, and well-realised characters and highly enjoyable fare for anyone who ever owned a toy.
It's a lovely joke that the film's toy characters are charmingly plain, especially Etch-a-Sketch, plastic soldiers, a dog made out of a Slinky, while its behind-the-scenes technology, under the inspired direction of John Lasseter, could not be more cutting edge. It's another joke that this film begins with human characters that have the flat, inexpressive look of toys. A boy named Andy is seen playing boisterously with Woody, his favourite cowboy, whose features remain innocently blank. Only after Andy gets bored and goes elsewhere does Woody spring magically to life.
With a voice supplied wonderfully by Tom Hanks, who leads this film's stellar vocal cast, Woody is instantly sympathetic. His prime spot in Andy's good graces has made him first among equals within the toy community, and Woody enjoys the perks of his power, including the attraction it holds for a Little Bo Peep doll. "What do you say I get someone else to watch the sheep tonight?" she inquires.
But Woody gets a surprise with the opening of Andy's birthday presents, in an extended sequence that is one of the film's wonderful major marvels. The toys stage a reconnaissance mission to the living room, led by little soldiers who hide in the leaves of a houseplant as if this were a jungle. With the help of a walkie-talkie, data on the birthday gifts is relayed back to Woody, who isn't worried by Andy's new lunch box. However, Buzz Lightyear, the boastful new astronaut who takes over Woody's place on Andy's bed, is something else again. As for the rivalry between Woody and Buzz, it too keeps the film sparkling in believable ways. When Woody starts feeling competitive with this new plastic sibling and when Andy's cowboy bedspread subtly switches to an astronaut motif, it's easy to sympathise with Woody worries.
The story goes that our toys have a life of their own when we're not looking, and they form a hierarchical community where the most-played-with are the natural leaders. Sheriff Woody [Tom Hanks] currently rules the roost and ensures the smooth operation of their owner's playtime. But an early birthday gift in the shape of Buzz Lightyear [Tim Allen] is delightful deadpan and upsets this harmony when he takes Woody's coveted place on the bedspread. Things are complicated further by Buzz's conviction that he is a real space ranger, and not a battery operated plaything.
The strong cast of ‘TOY STORY’ includes Tim Allen, posturing manfully as Buzz; Wallace Shawn as a neurotic dinosaur; John Ratzenberger as a wisecracking piggy bank; Jim Varney as the Slinky dog; R. Lee Ermey as commander of the toy soldiers, and Don Rickles as the caustic Mr. Potato Head. Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett sing a genial duet over the closing credits, and Randy Newman wrote the film's easy-going score. Thanks to exultant wit and so many distinctive voices, ‘TOY STORY’ is both an aural and visual delight.
‘TOY STORY’ is a ground-breaking CGI animation and it's the top class voices which breathe life into an intelligent and witty script. Tom Hanks plays the kind of amicable all round hero that is built upon his star persona, and of course with superb support from an array of toys such as Mr Potato Head [Don Rickles], Bo Peep [Annie Potts], and Slinky Dog [Jim Varney]. Shot through with an exuberant and enviable sense of its own brilliance, ‘TOY STORY’ will continue to impress long after its technical virtuosity has been upstaged. Perhaps even "to infinity . . . and beyond!"
PIXAR has changed the way that people watch animated films. With ‘TOY STORY,’ it was the first time a generated animated film was done completely with computer graphics. The first is epic and created the franchise loved by everyone. Woody and Buzz are some of the most notable characters from any film and has nudged it way into everyone’s hearts. This Blu-ray contains the converted 3D presentation of this film. Since the film was originally released in 1995. It is before this new Disney Digital 3D technology existed. The conversion is really awesome and adds amazing good great depth to the computer generated animated film.
Blu-ray Video Quality – PIXAR Animation Studios brings you an upgrade of ‘TOY STORY’ in this brilliant 1080p encoded image via this 3D Blu-ray of the original film and for the first time in an all-digital transfer, as well as the equally brilliant 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Given the recent nature of the clean-up, especially from the original digital files and the results are nothing short of spectacular and, just as expected, the image quality is essentially as good as a brand new computer generated film. This ‘TOY STORY’ in Disney Digital 3D Blu-ray pops out off the screen in a spectacular way with an amazing depth of field, and makes ‘TOY STORY’ in Disney Digital 3D Blu-ray a truly classic demonstration material.
Blu-ray Audio Quality – Once again PIXAR Animation Studios brings you this ‘TOY STORY’ in Disney Digital 3D Blu-ray is benefited with some tweaking with their awesome 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio ES surround sound experience. The soundtrack exhibits the kind of surround mixes that have come to be another of the excellent PIXAR’s trademarks. Highly detailed, exceptionally well recorded and perfectly mixed, the PIXAR Studio’s relationship with George Lucas continues today through the top-end tracks produced at the Lucas’ Skywalker Sound studio, and you can be sure those levels are well reached here and actually surpassed. Bass separation is particularly impressive, especially in the rumbling road crossing scene in the animated film, and the intricate movements of the toys have much more clarity, even if they still don’t quite call attention to themselves.
Blu-ray Special Features and Extras:
Special Feature: A SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK AT TOY STORY 3: THE STORY  [1080p] [1.78:1] [2:05] Here we get introduced by Lee Unkrich [Director], informing us about the new ‘TOY STORY 3’ that will complete the PIXAR trilogy. It's basically a promo to get you to view the third animated film. This is part one of the Sneak Peek promo about the 'TOY STORY' 3D Blu-ray franchise, very sneaky.
Audio Commentary: View Film with Commentary by Director John Lasseter, Co-Screenwriter Andrew Stanton, Supervising Animator Pete Docter, Art Director Ralph Eggleston, Supervising Technical Director Bill Reeves and Producers Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold: Here we get very personal introduction with this audio commentary with the people involved with producing ‘TOY STORY’ and you can view this in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround. Most of the talk at the start is just general chat about how they wanted the animated film to establish all the characters and the evolvement of the storyline. When you get to around Chapter 4 at around 6:38 minutes, where Woody is talking to all the toys, well if you look behind Woody there is a row of books and on some of the spines they read “Tin Toy” and “knick knack” to name but a few and were of course the original PIXAR animated shorts and low and behold someone comments on the in-house joke. But one annoying thing is that they say so many times that this is their favourite scene in the film, how boring [yawn] and on top of all that I felt there were far too many people doing the audio commentary, as each person sounds like they are trying to outdo each other with their personal anecdotes why they love this animated film and especially the women in this group, wow she has the most obnoxious awful voice I have heard in a very long time and somehow put me off this audio commentary. Despite this, most of the Group dive into the story, script, characters, and voice performances, animation strides in computer technology, as well as computer technical challenges, and filmmaking prowess that made the film the classic that it is today. All in all everyone says that they are very proud of their work on ‘TOY STOY’ and especially as it was one of the first computer animated film and of course since then things have gone from great strides in technology and computer wizardry and improving with each year that passes. So all in all this audio commentary is okay, but again there are far too many people trying to outdo each other and also sometimes they try and talk at the same time, so in future please have less people with an audio commentary, as I do not want too many people talking vacuous comments at the same time.
Special Feature: Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: Blast Off  [1080p] [1.78:1] [3:27] Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs is a three-part short film series based on the Toy Story animated films. This is Part One of this fantastic little feature where Buzz Lightyear talks about his time on the International Space Station with Hamm and Rex. Each short shows Buzz Lightyear telling Rex and Hamm about his trip and how he got home in time for the events via the next two Toy Story Blu-ray discs. Buzz Lightyear is a real space ranger now.
Special Feature: Paths To PIXAR: Artists  [1080p] [1.78:1] [4:49] This introduces us to a number of PIXAR veterans and the personal journeys they took before landing their roles at the PIXAR Studio. Contributors include Tia W. Kratter, Bill Wise, Sherry Callahan and Ralph Ecclestone.
Special Feature: Studio Stories: John Lasseter’s Car  [1080p] [1.78:1] [1:28] This is one of three my favourite features of this Blu-ray release of ‘TOY STORY’ and is a series of bonus features called “Studio Stories.” Here they recount the “humble death-box” car the director John Lasseter of TOY STORY drove to the PIXAR studio at the time of making the animated film. Here they talk about the really old battered car John Lasseter had, that was eventually falling to bits and so out of frustration, management eventually bought John Lasseter a brand new car. This particular short film features animated re-enactments of interesting and funny stories that took place during the making of the ‘TOY STORY’ animated film. Narrated by Glenn McQueen and Darla K. Anderson.
Special Feature: Studio Stories: Baby AJ  [1080p] [1.78:1] [1:40] This tells the very amusingly story of AJ Riebi and the lengths he went to in order to win the Studio’s Halloween costume contest, which he actually won. Narrated by AJ Riebi.
Special Feature: Studio Stories: Scooter Races  [1080p] [1.78:1] [12:18] Here staff at PIXAR Studio elaborates on the famous PIXAR culture of the artists zooming around the offices at speed, and the attempts to make it around the PIXAR Studio to beat the previous record time. Narrated by Pete Doctor and Andrew Stanton.
Special Feature: Buzz Takes Manhattan  [1080p] [1.78:1] [2:12] John Lasseter is in reflective retrospective where he expresses his pure joy at having a Buzz Lightyear balloon in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City. With location footage from the parade, and John Lasseter’s clear enthusiasm in being both as a parade walker and in talking head mode, it’s hard to resist this spot of spectacle. Contributors include John Lasseter [Chief Creative Officer for PIXAR & Disney Animation] and Roger Gould [Creative Director of PIXAR Theme Parks].
Special Feature: Black Friday: The ‘TOY STORY’ You Never Saw  [1080p] [1.78:1] [7:36] This is the last and most substantial of these extras, and looks back at the original version of the TOY STORY film as it was guided by the Disney executives of the 1990s. It is frank, but not so to upset those involved with the production of the animated film, but there is an interesting emphasis on how the notes that the PIXAR team received didn’t really do the film justice, and how things didn’t really fall into place until John Lasseter and his senior team pulled the story back from the brink of disaster and worked overtime over a two week period to present Disney with a plot and characters that really worked, and we get to sample of the film reel that led to the disastrous Black Friday screening is shown, and those with the original DVD release will get a feeling of déjà vu. Contributors include John Lasseter [Chief Creative Officer for PIXAR & Disney Animation], Ed Catmull [President of PIXAR & Disney Animation] Pete Docter [Director of ‘UP’], Joe Ranft [Co-Director of ‘CARS’], Thomas Schumacher [Former president of Walt Disney Animation], Pete Schneider and Andrew Stanton [Director of ‘WALL-E’].
Classic DVD Bonus Features:
Special Feature: TOY STORY: Filmmakers Reflect  [1080i] [1.37:1] [16:35] Originally seen on the inferior DVD release, this special feature gives us a roundtable discussion featuring the usual roundtable discussion and the other PIXAR big wigs discussing the film's production and evolution. They include John Lasseter [Director], Andrew Stanton [Co-Screenwriter], Pete Docter [Supervising Animator] and the much-missed Joe Ranft [Story Supervisor] remembering various production anecdotes.
Special Feature: Making ‘TOY STORY’  [480i] [1.37:1] [20:20] This feature is more like a promo, and gives us a nice little making of feature that gives us also great behind-the-scenes footage and some insightful interviews with the brains behind the animated film. You also get clips from the animated shorts of ‘LUXO JR.’ , ‘TIN TOY’  and ‘TOY TEST’ . Contributors include John Lasseter [Director], Ed Catmull [Executive Producer], Andrew Stanton [Co-Screenwriter], Ralph Eggleston [Art Director], Ralph Guggenheim [Producer], Thomas Schumacher [Walt Disney Studios], Tom Hanks [Woody], Eben Ostby [Associate Technical Director], Bill Reeves [Supervising Technical Director], Bonnie Arnold [Producer], John Ranft [Story Supervisor], Lee Unkrich [Film Editor], Randy Newman [Composer] and Gary Rydstrom [Sound Designer].
Special Feature: The Legacy of ‘TOY STORY’  [480i] [1.37:1] [11:44] ‘TOY STORY’ has become the icon of 3D animation and the first feature length 3D animated film. Being the first of its kind, ‘TOY STORY’ has set the standard of today’s computer graphic industry and given its influence of in many aspects including technical, storytelling, and cultural aspect in the society. Here we get a plethora of talking heads like voice actors from the film, other filmmakers, and critics talking about how ‘TOY STORY’ breathed new life into animation and especially via computer animation. Contributors include Chris Wedge [Director of ‘ROBOTS’], Tom Hanks [Woody], Tim Allen [Buzz Lightyear], Leonard Maltin [Film Historian & Critic], George Lucas [Director of ‘STAR WARS’], Peter Jackson [Director of ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’], Roy E. Disney, Peter Sohn [Animator], Misha Zabranska [Animator], Brad Bird [Director of ‘THE INCREDIBLES’], Charles Solomon [Animation Historian], Jason Boose [Animator], Kureha Yokoo [Animator], Josh Look [Animation Student], John Canemaker [Animation Historian], Jojo Ramos [Animation Student], Thomas Schumacher [Walt Disney Studios], Austin Madison [Animation Student], Buzz Aldrin [Astrnaut] and Hayao Mizazanki [Director of ‘SPIRITED AWAY’].
Special Feature: Designing ‘TOY STORY’  [1080i] [1.78:1] [6:13] Here we have a very technical view of how characters and animation were created for the first ever fully computer animated feature film. Although it starts to tread on ground covered elsewhere, this solid feature delves into the technical realm of CGI animation and the TOY STORY’ design. Contributors include Bob Pauley [Designer/Illustrator], Ralph Eggleston [Art Director], Bud Luckey [Character Designer], Jeff Pidgeon [Story Artist], Tia W. Kratter [Lead Digital Painter] and William Cone [Designer/Illustrator].
Special Feature: Deleted Scenes  [480i] [1.37:1] [19:01] Here you have a selection of ten unfinished deleted scenes, many of which feature alternate versions of beloved sequences and they are as follows: Deleted Animation Intro [1:45]; Torture [0:48]; Rain [1:23]; Deleted Storyreel Intro [1:45]; Alternate Opening: Buzz Show [2:43]; Alternate Opening: Shootout [1:48]; Woody’s Nightmare [1:20]; Easter Gate [3:30]; Shakes The Rattle [1:52]; Sid’s Comeuppance [2:47]. You can either watch them separately or Play All. Contributors include Lee Unkrich [Editor], John Lasseter [Director] and Andrew Stanton [Co-Screenwriter] explain why certain scenes had to be deleted.
Special Feature: Design: Here you get a selection of Three different categories and they are as follows:
01. GALLERIES  [1080i] [1.37:1] [14:29] Here you have a selection of eleven different subjects and they are as follows: Woody [1:52]; Buzz [1:49]; Andy’s Toys [1:42]; Miscellaneous Toys [1:21]; Mutant Toys [1:53]; Andy’s Family [1:07]; Sid’s Family [1:47]; Andy’s Room [0:42]; Gas Station [0:23]; Sid’s Room [0:42]; Pizza Planet [0:45]. You can either watch them separately or Play All. What is really nice viewing all these Black-and-White and Colour images, is that you get the lovely ‘TOY STORY’ instrumental composed film music in the background, but what a shame the same music keeps getting repeated.
02. 3-D VISULIZATION  [1080p] [1.37:1] [5:51] Here you have a selection of seven different subjects and they are as follows: Woody [0:22]; Buzz [0:22]; Andy’s Toys [1:28]; Alien [0:22]; Andy’s Room [0:52]; Gas Station [1:09]; Sid’s Room [1:06]. You can either watch them separately or Play All. This is really fantastic, but a shame you cannot actually view it in 3-D, but despite it being in 2-D, the 3-D images you view is near on 3-D quality, but there is no background music. With “Andy’s Room,” “Gas Station” and “Sid’s Room” you get a really nice informative audio commentary, but we are not informed who this person is.
03. COLOUR  [480i] [1.37:1] [7:49] Here you have a selection of three different subjects and they are as follows: Designing Colour [3:34]; Concept Art [1:15]; Colour Script [3:05]. You can either watch them separately or Play All. Ralph Eggleston [Art Director] talks about the concept of producing the colour aspect and story outline of ‘TOY STORY,’ and you also get to view several clips from the animated film. Plus, you also get to view lots of colour storyboard images, with again the ‘TOY STORY’ instrumental film score music in the background.
Special Feature: Story  [480i] [1.37:1] [14:01] Here you have a selection of Three different subjects. You can either watch them separately or Play All, plus you get an introduction with each item and they are as follows:
01. STORYBOARDS: “Green Army Men” Pitch by Joe Randt [4:41] Here you get contributions from Andrew Stanton, Joe Randt and John Lasseter informing us the process of producing the film ‘TOY STORY’ from the screenplay to the storyboard drawings and you see in a video Joe Randt in action to an audience of PIXAR staff.
02. “Andy’s New Toy” Storyreel [4:40] Here you get to view lots of Black-and-White storyboard images, but at the same time you get to hear the actors doing their voice over parts like you would hear in the actual animated film.
03. “The Chase” Storyreel/Film Comparison [3:21] Here you get to view lots of Black-and-White storyboard images, and below the storyboard images you get to view the actual scenes from the animated film in full colour.
Special Feature: Production  [480i] [1.37:1] [13:41] Here you have a selection of four different subjects and they are as follows: Production Tour [1:51]; Layout Tricks [3:25]; Animation Tour [1:23]; “TOY STORY” AROUND THE WORLD: Multi-Language Reel [4:30]. You can either watch them separately or Play All. We get an in depth explanation of the process of making the animated film ‘TOY STORY,’ and when you get to view each section of the process; you once again get the voice over of the actors like in the film. With “TOY STORY” AROUND THE WORLD: Multi-Language Reel, you get to view a representation of sampling 30 International Film Productions of ‘TOY STORY’ in different languages around the world. Contributors include John Lasseter [Director], Craig Good [Supervising Layout Artist] and Ash Brannon [Directing Animator].
Special Feature: Music & Sound  [480i/1080i] [1.37:1/1.78:1] Here you have a selection of Three different subjects and they are as follows:
01. You’ve Got A Friend In Me [Music Video] [2:15] Here you get to view Randy Newman and Lyle Lovett in the recording studio, plus you get clips from ‘TOY STORY’ animated film.
02. Designing Sound [6:35] Here you get an audio commentary from Gary Rydstrom [Sound Designer]. You also get to see Gary in the recording studio at the mixing desk working on the sound for ‘TOY STORY.’ We also get comments from John Lasseter [Director]. Plus you get to view clips from ‘TOY STORY’ animated film.
03. Randy Newman Demos: What you get to view is 1080p still images of different storyboard drawings, with an audio only soundtrack of Randy Newman at the piano and singing, but sometimes you get a full orchestration of a particular song. You can either watch them separately or Play All and they are as follows: Plastic Spaceman 1 [3:14]; Plastic Spaceman 2 [3:13]; Strange Things [2:58]; The Fool [2:05]; I Will Go Sailing No More [3:38]; You’ve Got A Friend In me [2:15].
Special Feature: Publicity  [480i] [1.37:1] [10:15] Here you have a selection of five different subjects and they are as follows: Character Interview [1:29]; Trailers [4:38]; TV Spots [2:08]; Posters [0:57]; Toys & Stuff [1:02]. You can either watch them separately or Play All. With “Character Interview” you get to see Disney animation expert John Culhane interviews Woody and Buzz Lightyear via a remote hook-up and it is a lot of fun, sadly there was an absence of both Steve Allen and Tom Hanks, though their impersonators do a pretty solid job. With “Posters” and “Toys & Stuff” you get the ‘TOY STORY’ composed instrumental film music played in the background.
Special Feature: TOY STORIES TREAT  [1080i] [1.37:1] Here you get to view some really nice and totally fascinating animated shorts that were not included in the actual ‘TOY STORY’ animated film and you have to view them separately and they are as follows: Hobbies [2:20]; Dreams [0:23]; Space Rangers [0:55]; Games [1:54]; Rex At Play [1:12]; Hamm Salesman [0:34]; Night Time [0:48]; Thrill Ride [0:43]; TV Time [1:35]; Professor Rex [0:43]; Fast Food [1:03]; Alien Encounter [0:58]; Go Fish [0:13]; Mrs. Nesbit [0:14]; Buzz Lightyear Commercial [0:54].
Special feature: BD Disney Live: The Disney BD-Live network is your portal to a community suite online content that enhances your movie-viewing experience. This feature is only available in certain territories to players that are connected to the Disney BD-Live Network. Visit DisneyBDLive.com for more information, including a list of supportive territories.
BONUS: MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME THEATER! Get the most out of your Home Theater by conducting the following simple tests. Use the left and right arrow keys on your remote control to page through each test, which are as follows: 1. Getting Started; 2. Aspect Ratio & Framing; 3. Brightness; 4. Contrast; 5. Gamma; 6. Audio.
Finally, ‘TOY STORY’ is a definite must own Disney Digital 3D Blu-ray disc. With this must own 3D Blu-ray ‘TOY STORY' 3D, PIXAR has created a film and amazing characters that will be loved for many years to come, and its historical significance in the realm of CGI animation cannot be overstated. The audio and video presentations are perfection. Sure the animation is starting to show its age a little, but it still looks amazingly good. This is just a stunning high definition presentation. Computer CGI animation has been one of the biggest benefactors of this Blu-ray 1080p video resolution. It took 15 years to produce this classic animated film, and now we can finally see ‘TOY STORY’ the way it was meant to be seen in awe inspiring images that come to life, and especially in stunning Disney Digital 3D and to remind audiences about what we loved about the Toy Story characters, and are so all-encompassing in their treatment that it would be hard to think of what could be added to such a stunning animated film, which PIXAR should be highly congratulated for their totally professional work. Very Highly Recommended!
Andrew C. Miller – Your Ultimate No.1 Film Aficionado
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