Directed by: John Lasseter
Writing credits: John Lasseter, Pete Docter
Movie Genre: Comedy/Animation
Toy Story focuses on the relationship between two rival toys.
There's Woody, a traditional pull-string talking cowboy, who has long enjoyed a place of honour as the favourite among six-year-old Andy's menagerie of toys.
Admired and respected by the other toys, he is the de facto leader who keeps peace between the various and disparate personalities who tend to bicker amongst themselves.
Quick to calm their anxieties about being replaced by newer arrivals, Woody finds his own confidence shaken and his status as top toy in jeopardy, when 'strange things' begin to happen.
Those 'strange things' coincide with the arrival of Buzz Lightyear, simply the coolest space action figure ever made. Complete with voice sampler, laser beam, karate chop action and pop-out wings, Buzz is a boy's dream come true but a pain-in-the-neck to his fellow-toy Woody.
Woody plots to get rid of Buzz, but things backfire and he finds himself lost in the outside world with Buzz as his only companion.
Joining forces to find their way home, the two rivals set out on an adventure that takes them to Pizza Planet, a galactic-themed fast food/arcade, and lands them in the clutches of Sid, a sadistic neighbourhood kid who is notorious for dismembering and reassembling 'mutant' toys in his bedroom.
Tagline: The adventure takes off!