Toy Story (1995)
Director: John Lasseter
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Morris, Don Rickles
Synopsis: A young boy named Andy (John Morris), likes to play with his toys especially his favourite Woody (Tom Hanks). He is having an early Birthday party because the family is moving Andy gets a new Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) toy,who does not believe that he is a toy, that essentially replaces Woody as his favourite toy. When Andy is allowed only one toy to bring with him to dinner Woody, tries to get Buzz stuck down the side of his desk but accidentally knocks him out the bedroom window when the other toys find out Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) accuses Woody of trying to kill Buzz. While waiting in the car for Andy and his Mom to pump gas Woody realizes that Buzz is still alive and he is happy because he can prove to the other toys he is still alive. While fighting they get separated from Andy and end up with toy killer Sid Phillips. Now they must find a way out of Sid’s house and get back to Andy before he moves without them.
Trivia: Woody and Buzz Lightyear are inspired by director John Lasseter’s own childhood toys. He based Woody on his own pull-string Casper doll, and once he grew out of Casper he moved on to a G.I Joe, a flashy toy at the time of his childhood. Mr. Potato-Head’s line “What are you looking at, ya hockey puck?” is one of actor/comedian Don Rickles’ catchphrases.
Why I think you should see this: Toy Story is a very important movie in my opinion because it is the first full-length computer animated film. The voice acting is top notch and would set the example for every Pixar film that followed. Tim Allen and Tom Hanks are sublime as Buzz and Woody. I urge you to watch the entire trilogy because they are all just amazing but this will always be my favourite. Check this one out you won’t be disappointed.