Woody and Buzz, rival toys have to work together to reunite with their owner.
Every child fancies that toys can come to life. This movie, the winner of three Academy awards, focuses on the bond between kids and their toys. Andy is the ideal toy owner. His favourite toy is Sheriff Woody. A simple pull-string cowboy doll (based off the facial features of Tone Thyne,) voiced by Tom Hanks. Woody quarrels unceasingly with the new toy, Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen, who is convinced that he really comes from space.
Toy Story lived up to everyone’s expectations. It brought to the screen a sense of belonging, friendship, trust, courage and the countless values that blended in seamlessly as part of the story. It had us captivated from beginning to end, with non-stop action, fun dialogue and characters that worked so well together.
The rivalry between Woody and Buzz, who fight to be Andy’s favourite toy only spices things up when they fall into the yard of the neighbour’s kid, the infamous Sid, known for damaging toys in the cruelest ways imaginable. To make matters worse, Andy is shifting house and the two toys may remain lost forever. Toy Story makes us feel for the toys, we are right there with them, when they fall out of the window, hitch a ride on the Pizza Planet delivery truck and find themselves stuck in Sid’s room.
Toy Story makes us feel for the toys, we are right there with them, when they fall out of the window, hitch a ride on the Pizza Planet delivery truck and find themselves stuck in Sid’s room.
Toy Story is an all-time classic, a simple story of people (and animals? And extinct animals?) coming together to embark on a heroic adventure to reunite with their owner. Just like the story, the animation is simple but stylish.
The movie has that nostalgia, reminding us of our own toys without diverting from the message it wants to convey. It portrays the importance of friendship despite differences. “You got a friend in me” was the perfect song to set the mood at the beginning of the film. Throughout the movie, the characters develop and change, adapting to the situations they find themselves in.
Buzz and Woody end up becoming good friends and all the toys learn to be brave in the face of danger. At last, they are reunited with Andy who shows them that he likes them both equally after all. The toys carry on with their daily routine, having come back home safe and sound, until they hear that Andy’s new birthday present is a...puppy.