Toy Story

Last Updated on: February 10th, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing movie Toy Story including casting, reviews, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Toy Story Description

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Led by Woody, Andy’s toys live happily in his room until Andy’s birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy’s heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

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. This groundbreaking computer-generated classic started it all and set the stage for the equally amazing “Toy Story 2.” It’s nonstop fun for the entire family!

Toy Story Fun Facts

  • Toy Story was the first completely computer-generated full-length feature.
  • Buzz Lightyear was named after the US astronaut Buzz Aldrin
  • The Pizza Planet delivery truck from Toy Story has appeared in every Pixar movie except The Incredibles.
  • Billy Crystal was originally supposed to be the voice of Buzz Lightyear, but he turned the role down.
  • The original name of Toy Story was ‘You are a Toy.’
  • Buzz Lightyear’s name was originally ‘Lunar Larry.’
  • The Little Bo Peep character was originally supposed to be a Barbie until Mattel backed out.
  • Woody was originally supposed to be a sarcastic jerk and was  re-cast after Disney had an early screening.
  • Wood was originally supposed to be a ventriloquist dummy.
  • The dinosaur character Rex was created by Joss Whedon.

Toy Story Cast:

Toy Story Crew:
  • Director: John Lasseter
  • Producers: Bonnie Arnold and Ralph Guggenheim
  • Music: Randy Newman

Toy Story Details

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  • Year Released: 1995
  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $362 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Awards; Nominated Golden Globes
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I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and