In preparation for the upcoming release of Pixar’s Brave, Tor.com is having a Pixar Movie Marathon! Get ready to revisit all of your animated favorites, as we kick off this rewatch with the one that started it all: Toy Story.
For me, Disney animated movies have been the staple go to for entertainment in my house as a child. Bright colors, music, song and dance, how could one go wrong? Toy Story decided to carry on with this honored tradition in a completely different way. In 1995, movie magic happened when Disney joined with a new company, Pixar: they brought fans to the next level through a sense of sophistication and delivered a completely new signature style of animation.
I remember my Dad coming home from work on the day Toy Story was released on tape. My brother and I practically ripped it from his hands, smashed that flimsy plastic clamshell in the process and popped the tape into the VCR. Now as an adult, I continually eye my Toy Story special edition Blu-Ray/DVD box set that is housed in Andy’s Toy Chest, and I find that same sense of excitement really hasn’t been lost.