Toy Story

Toy Story

Selected by the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch. Introduction by editor Lee Unkrich.

Selected by the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch. 

The success of such popular shorts as Luxo Jr. (1986) and the Oscar-winning Tin Toy (1988) paved the way for Pixar to produce the first entirely computer-animated feature film in 1995. The witty, heartwarming Toy Story changed the face of feature animation while setting a high mark of quality that the studio would reach again and again in the decades that followed. The tale of two toys competing for a young boy’s affection—the old-fashioned cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) and the high-tech spaceman Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen)—it was the first animated feature to be nominated for a writing Oscar, with other nominations including Randy Newman’s energetic score and his popular “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” Spawning three hit sequels and a recent spinoff film, the movie also earned John Lasseter a Special Achievement Award “for his inspired leadership of the Pixar Toy Story team, resulting in the first feature-length computer-animated film.”

DIRECTOR: John Lasseter. WRITTEN BY: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow. STORY BY: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft.  CAST: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney. 1995. 81 min. USA. Color. English. DCP.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.

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