REVIEW: TOY STORY
OVERVIEW: This Spring, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
(WDSHE) proudly presents the eagerly awaited high definition debuts of Disney•Pixar’s original
animated classics Toy Story and Toy Story 2. In 1995, Toy Story made history as the first
feature length computer animated film and, together with its beloved sequel Toy Story 2, helped establish
Disney•Pixar as creators of unrivaled quality family entertainment. Now, viewers can rediscover these
wondrous tales of what happens when humans leave the room - and toys come to life - as Toy Story
and Toy Story 2 debut on Disney Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack, followed seven weeks later by the
Special Edition DVDs.
For the first time ever, these two groundbreaking films will be presented with eye-popping 1080p high
definition picture and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound, along with hours of innovative new bonus
features. Also included are exclusive sneak peeks at Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, hitting U.S. theaters
on June 18, 2010.
SYNOPSIS: Toy Story, the first full-length computer-animated feature film, is "a wonder to behold." – People
Magazine. Experience a hilarious fantasy about the lives toys lead when they're left alone. Woody
(voiced by Tom Hanks), an old-fashioned cowboy doll, is Andy's favorite. But when Andy gets Buzz
Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) for his birthday, the flashy new space hero takes Andy's room by
storm! Their rivalry leaves them lost with a toy's worst nightmare -- Sid, the toy-torturing boy next
door. Woody and Buzz must work together to escape, realizing along the way that they've got a friend
... in each other!
REVIEW: The first Toy
Story movie came out back in 1995. Watching the movies now in
High Definition fifteen years later and you realize one thing:
Toy Story is a true classic. The characters are as funny today
as they where back then. Better yet, is watching this classic in
high definition with a razor shape resolution. The first movie
introduces us to the odd cast of characters: Woody (Tom Hanks),
Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen ), Hamm (John Ratzenberger), Rex
(Wallace Shawn), and Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles)
In Toy Story, Woody is Andy favorite toy. On his birthday,
Andy receives the coolest space toy, a Buzz Lightyear. Buzz soon
becomes Andy's favorite toy which makes Woody jealous. As for
Buzz he doesn't even know he is just a toy and thinks he is
really a spaceman. My favorite scene in this movie takes place
at Pizza Planet when Buzz and Woody met the three-eyed Aliens.
These Aliens are hilarious and I think they deserve a movie of
All this is to get us ready for
Toy Story 3, this Summer, and from the trailer I've seen this
movie looks awesome; the plot of the movie has Andy going to
college and donating his toys to a children's day care. I can't
wait for this
BLU-RAY: The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless, with a high definition bringing to perfection the colorful animation of
the film. It doesn't look like this film was released 15
years ago. Not only the picture looks great in this release,
also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
(48kHz/24bit) that provides a good complement to the
picture. Very impressive sound. Like always Walt Disney Home
Entertainment has done it again with this release taking
care of every detail in this release.
In terms of Special Features,
the Toy Story 's two disc Blu-ray
includes all the original DVD features plus all-new
featurettes. All these new featurettes are fully detail at
the button of this page. The only disappointment in this release
for some will be the absent of DB-Live. For me the
disappointment is the absent of a digital copy. Lately we are
getting used to have our film in a mobile device.
Overall this is a blu-ray to
own, very few times I recommend upgrading a DVD title. And
Toy Story is one of those tittles that deserve an upgrade
even if it comes with an extra DVD copy. In my eyes this
film is a true classic. It is one of those films that are
hard to find these days. The Blu-ray looks great and should
not be missing in anybody's collection, however it is
unfortunately that it doesn't include a digital copy.
1080P Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Enhanced for 16 x
DTS-HD ES, English 2.0 DTS-HD, English DVS 2.0 Dolby; French
5.1 Dolby EX; Spanish 5:1 Dolby EX
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
The Story: An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Toy Story 3
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs:
Episode One: Blast Off
– Buzz reports back about his adventure to the International
Paths to Pixar: Artists
– In this series of shorts, Pixar artists talk about their career path and
share advice to aspiring filmmakers and animators.
Studio Stories: A series of amusing anecdotal shorts about life at
o “John's Car”
recounts how Toy Story director John Lasseter refused to stop drivinghis beat-up car even after the film's success.
o “Baby AJ”
tells the hilarious story of how important Halloween is to the Pixar teamand how one Pixar employee dressed up as the oversized baby from the short Tin Toy
to win a prize.
o “Scooter Races”
takes the audience on a rousing scooter race around the studio withJohn Lasseter and other employees.
Buzz Takes Manhattan
- Spectacular footage from Buzz Lightyear's premiere as a Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
Black Friday: The Toy Story You Never Saw
- The Toy Story filmmakers discuss the early cut of the film that very nearly shut down production entirely.
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