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Toy Story

The Ultimate Toy Box
Genre: Computer Animation

Reviewed In Issue 44 (Dec 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Anie Potts, John Morris, Erik Von Detten, R. Le Ermey, Sara Freeman & Penn Jullette

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
First know that the two movie discs are not the same, in terms of extras, as those found in the 2-Pack. This Toy Story disc offers audio commentary with director John Lasseter, technical director Bill Reeves, writers Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter, art director Ralph Eggleston, and producers Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold. There is also a making-of featurette, The Story Behind Toy Story, Toy Story Treats (little character snippets), on-set

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 18668
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $69.99
(DVD Type): Disc 1: DVD-9/Disc 2: DVD-9/Disc 3: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 81
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/17/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): John Lasseter
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Story Synopsis:
Set in a world where toys have a life of their own when people are not present, Toy Story is a sophisticated and delightfully irreverent comedy adventure that represents the first full-length feature ever to be created entirely through the use of computer animation (and also the first collaboration between Disney and the wonderfully inventive Pixar Animation Studios). Viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys: Woody (Hanks), a pull-string talking cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (Allen), a superhero space action figure. The comically mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences when circumstances separate them from their owner

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is seen for the first time in a beautiful digital-to-digital transfer. Previous home video versions, including the LaserDiscs reviewed in Issues 22, 23 & 27, were transferred from film. The DVD picture is far superior in all aspects of image quality. Colors are rich and vibrant with excellent balance. Images are sharp and finely detailed into

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