Cowboy-toy Woody feels threatened when overblown space ranger Buzz Lightyear arrives with a suitcase full of bells and whistles. But both dolls are lost when the family moves -- and finding their way home is only half the adventure.
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- John Lasseter
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1996 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Top 100 Movies
- 2008 Academy Award®
- Best Music Song nominee
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
GGeneral audiences. All ages admitted.
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; Toy Story 3 sneak peek; Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: Blast Off; Paths to Pixar: Artists; Studio Stories: John's Car; Studio Stories: Baby AJ; Studio Stories: Scooter Races; Buzz Takes Manhattan; Black Friday: The Toy Story You Never Saw.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that there is separation in the movie -- toys are separated from one another and from their owner (but if your kid made it to preschool without an issue, this should be fine). All of the dynamics behind sibling rivalry are here as well, so if your kids are going through that, this is a perfect movie to have them watch together. Kids may be scared by Andy's next-door neighbor Sid, who has a mean laugh and mutilates toys for fun -- but he does get a mild comeuppance. Really young kids may be confused by the toys being "real" here, especially when Buzz really thinks he's a star commander. Note: The 3-D version of the movie includes a couple of brief scenes that might spook the youngest viewers, like dinosaur Rex roaring, but otherwise the digital effects are played for laughs (or, as the green squeeze-toy aliens would say, "Oooh ... aaah").
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Some tense/scary scenes with toys in peril. A boy mutilates toys and straps them to rockets. Potentially frightening images of "mutant" hybrid toys. In the 3-D version, a couple of other scenes can be briefly scary -- like when Rex roars.
- Mild insults like "idiot" and "shut up."
- Social Behavior
- Strong themes of loyalty, friendship, community, and teamwork. Toy characters go to great lengths to rescue their friend.
- Several of the Toy Story characters are recognizable brands (like Barbie, Ken, and Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head). And beyond that, the Toy Story franchise has the potential for the most merchandising tie-ins of any kid-targeted movie series. Toys, action figures, books, party supplies, plush dolls, you name it -- Disney's Toy Story characters are everywhere, especially kid favorites Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it