“You Got A Friend In Need.”
“Easily The Best Animated Film Ever Made”
“Toy Story; The Movie That Showed The World How Computer Generated Imagery Could Be Used To Feature A Engrossing Narative.”
“Toy Story Takes New Age Animation To Infinity And Beyond!”
“Randy Newmans Thing”
“The Amazing Birth Of Pixar”
“The Ultimate Family Film (New Review Coming...)”
“My Favorite Pixar”
“Ready For Toy Story 3 At Toystorymovies.com.”
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
I can hardly imagine having more fun at the movies than I did at Toy Story, the miraculous new Disney feature that's the first full-length animated film to be produced entirely on computer.
- Entertainment Weekly
Children will enjoy a new take on the irresistible idea of toys coming to life. Adults will marvel at a witty script and utterly brilliant anthropomorphism.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
Its lightness of touch has not diminished, nor has its near-miraculous kidult-fusion humour.
Andrew Pulver - Guardian [UK]
How perfect that two of the most popular funny guys around, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, speak for the lead boy-toys.
Susan Wloszczyna - USA Today
It's a nice change of pace to see the studio draw magic from this modern tale about ordinary 20th-century kid Andy and his eager-to-please playthings.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
As Lion King did before it, Toy Story revived the art of American children's animation, and ushered in a set of smart movies that entertained children and their parents. It's a landmark movie, and doesn't get old with frequent repetition.
Michael Booth - Denver Post
The result is a visionary roller-coaster ride of a movie.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
An entertaining computer-generated, hyperrealist animation feature (1995) that's also in effect a toy catalog.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
Disney's first computer-made animated feature is a 3-D eye popper.
Susan Stark - Detroit News
The film sports a provocative and appealing story that's every bit the equal of this technical achievement.
Leonard Klady - Variety
The great voice acting, the visual puns, all added up to an animation game changer.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Disney's witty, wondrously imaginative, all-computer-generated cartoon is far and away the best of the new holiday movies in town.
John Hartl - Film.com
Technically, Toy Story is nearly flawless.
Sean Means - Film.com
The one big negative about Toy Story involves Disney's overcommercialization.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The year's most inventive comedy.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
Although its computer-generated imagery is impressive, the major surprise of this bright foray into a new kind of animation is how much cleverness has been invested in story and dialogue.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
To an entire generation of filmgoers, it just might represent the most significant leap in storytelling that they will ever see...
Shaun Munro - What Culture
Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
Apesar de representar um imenso avanco tecnologico, a forca do filme reside no carisma de seus personagens e no charme de sua historia.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
When Woody perks up in the opening scene, it's not only the toy cowboy who comes alive - we're watching the rebirth of an art form.
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
Introduced not one but two indelible characters to the pop culture pantheon: cowboy rag-doll Woody (Tom Hanks) and plastic space ranger Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
it is easy to see how virtually everything that is good in animation right now has some small seed in Toy Story
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Though some of the animation seems dated compared to later Pixar efforts and not nearly as detailed, what's here is done impeccably well.
James Plath - DVDTown.com
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
Perhaps the film is meant as a pre-emptive sop to any resistance to a new medium.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Time has been kind to it, and future years I imagine will still be kind; a classic is forever.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
I think I speak for all adults and kids when I say I can't wait for playtime
Amy Nicholson - Boxoffice Magazine
It doesn't enhance the experience, because the film's timeless appeal is down to great characters and wonderful storytelling; a classic that doesn't need goggles or gimmicks.
Cosmo Landesman - Times [UK]
The 3-D viewing doesn't make much difference...but it is a joy to see these superb films back on the big screen, even after dozens of DVD viewings.
Tom Charity - Times [UK]
As such Toy Story in 3D is never overwhelming. Nor is it tedious, as many recent 3D vehicles have come too close for comfort to.
Adam Woodward - Little White Lies
The fresh look serves the story and is never allowed to overwhelm it, leaving a beautifully judged yarn to unwind and enchant a new intake of young cinemagoers.
Tim Evans - Sky Movies
So ingenious in concept, design and execution that you could watch it on a postage stamp-sized screen and still be engulfed by its charm.
Derek Adams - Time Out
If anything, it feels even fresher, funnier and more thrilling in today's landscape of over-studied demographically correct moviemaking.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
There's no denying 3D adds extra texture to Pixar's seminal 1995 buddy movie, emphasising Buzz and Woody's toy's-eye- view of the world.
Neil Smith - Total Film
Turns out the real magic is nothing to do with technology: it's in the words, the voices, the story. But then, a child could have told you that.
Matt Glasby - Film4
The two films and the 10-minute intermission run just over 3 hours, bit much for the little ones who find sitting still that long agonizing.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
The 3D revamp adds an intriguing new dimension to an already wonderful film that's both genuinely engaging and laugh-out-loud funny.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
A magnificent film, created with a then unproven playful spirit that merges broad cartoon antics with an endearing eye toward nostalgia -- the heartbreaking years when wonder turns to knowledge and maturation.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Like the transcendent long shot of Buzz and Woody soaring as one, Toy Story does the impossible in casting us up.
Rob Humanick - Slant Magazine
Colorful and witty...the mixture of action and humor proves as irresistible as ever.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
A winning animated feature that has something for everyone on the age spectrum.
David Ansen - Newsweek
A children's film that has real staying power.
Kids are mad about it; it's far from painful for parents; the voice of Mr. Potato Head is Don Rickles. What more could you ask?
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
The film will probably be more fully appreciated by adults, who'll love the snappy, knowing verbal gags, the vivid, deftly defined characters, and the overall conceptual sophistication.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
Absolutely stunning and immensely enjoyable.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Caroline Westbrook - Empire Magazine
Remains a groundbreaking work in the field of animation, and is still a wonderfully entertaining film.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
My 2-year-old runs around yelling, 'Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!' If that's not a testament to the power this movie has to connect to children, I don't know what is.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
You wanna know what real "movie magic" looks like? Rent yourself the entire Pixar collection and try not to spend the next eight hours grinning from ear to ear.
Scott Weinberg - DVDTalk.com
A return to the inspiration and genius that powered the old Disney classics. In some ways, its even better than the classics. This film is innovative AND it has a memorable, unpredictable, interesting story.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
Moviemaking alchemy a breathtakingly perfect blend of wide-eyed childhood wonder and wry adult humor, yesteryear nostalgia and eye-popping novelty.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
A film of such striking individuality and uncompromising precocity that I left the theater thrilled with the knowledge that I had just witnessed cinematic history.
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
A good holiday movie for kids and adults. Although the story is easily understood by kids, there are plenty of jokes and innuendos that will sail right over most kids' heads.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Revolutionized animation, and had a great story, to boot!
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
Not only a spectacular technical achievement but also a compelling story full of imagination.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Captivating animated film that will win the hearts and minds of all who see it.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The animation is dazzling, but the movie at heart has the simple charm of kids' puppet show.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie - Film Scouts
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.
Nick Hilditch - BBC
It is the unpretentious imagination and energy of the people behind the story and the outstanding vocal performances that make the movie an instant classic.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
In fact, there isn't a funnier, faster-paced movie around, nor one that is more visually arresting.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Computer generated cartoon fun!
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
Sheer delight, exhilarating and breathtaking.
Bryant Frazer - Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Toy Story is long on sentiment and short on story; but has anyone ever complained? Surely not when the characters are so appealing and the visuals so extraordinary.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Pixar has made a charming movie carrying their current plot concepts and animation techniques to what appears to be about the limit. Toy Story is a lot of fun.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
stretches your mind creatively to look at inanimate objects with a new respect.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
The wizards at Pixar and Disney have created a film that is unlikely to be forgotten in the next few years.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
The script, by Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft, is filled with clever gags that keep the two heroes at each other's throats and the plot on fast- forward.
Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle
Besides the eye-popping look of the movie, Toy Story offers a good tale told with zest and humor, which is a roundabout way of saying you'll believe those toys are real.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
Adult viewers also will have fun -- and not only because of the witty writing or the nostalgic trip back to the toy chests of our past.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Cute, inventive, entertaining little toy adventure for young and old alike.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
The film will intoxicate children and charm the parents in their company.
Barbara Shulgasser - San Francisco Examiner
Thanks to Pixar's inherent wit, story sense and unerring ear for voice casting, its original charm and delight are intact.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review