To Infinity and Beyond!

The American computer animated  film Toy Story opened in the United States on November 22, 1995. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, directed by John Lasseter, written by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, and Joss Whedon, and featured music by Randy Newman. Its executive producer was Steve Jobs with Edwin Catmull. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, Toy Story was the first feature length computer animated film and the first film produced by Pixar.  Toy Story follows the adventures of Woody(Tom Hanks), a pull-string cowboy doll and leader of a group of toys that belong to a boy named Andy Davis,  who is celebrating his birthday shortly before moving house, so the toys stage a reconnaissance mission to discover Andy’s new presents. and discover that Andy has received a space ranger Buzz Lightyear action figure(Tim Allen), whose impressive features see him replacing Woody as Andy’s favorite toy. As a result Woody starts feeling profoundly threatened and jealous , especially after Buzz also gets attention from the other toys.

Later, As Andy prepares for a family outing at the space themed Pizza Planet restaurant with Buzz. Woody attempts to be picked by misplacing Buzz,  but the plan goes disastrously wrong and with Buzz missing, Andy takes Woody to Pizza Planet instead. However Buzz climbs into the car and confronts Woody & The two fight and fall out of the car. Woody comes up with a plan to get to get to Pizza Planet convincing Buzz to come with him by telling him it will take him to his home planet. Once at Pizza Planet, Buzz makes his way into a claw game machine shaped like a spaceship, thinking it to be the ship Woody promised him. Inside, he finds aliens who revere the claw arm as their master. When Woody clambers into the machine to rescue Buzz, the aliens force the two towards the claw and they are captured by Andy’s neighbor Sid Phillips, who finds amusement in torturing and destroying toys. At Sid’s house, the two attempt to escape, encountering Sid’s nightmarish toy creations and his vicious dog, Scud. Sadly Buzz has an accident & goes into depression becoming unwilling to cooperate with Woody. However as Sid prepares to destroy Buzz by strapping him to a rocket Woody convinces Buzz that life is worth living because of the joy he can bring to Andy, this helps Buzz regain his spirit, so Woody then faces a race against time as he tries to rescue Buzz and the two of them must work together in order to escape from Sid’s and get home before the removal men arrive and Andy Moves house.

Toy Story became the top-grossing film on its opening weekend & went on to earn over $361 million worldwide. Reviews were highly positive, praising both the technical innovation of the animation and the wit and sophistication of the screenplay, and it is now widely considered, by many critics, to be one of the best animated films. In addition to home media releases and theatrical re-releases, Toy Story-inspired material has run the gamut from toys, video games, theme park attractions, spin-offs, merchandise, and two sequels—Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010)—both of which received massive commercial success and critical acclaim. Toy Story was selected into the National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” in 2005, its first year of eligibility.

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