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31 Facts About Toy Story
The success of Toy Story launched a multimedia franchise and a series of three sequels, starting with Toy Story 2.
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In 1988, Lasseter produced the short film, Tin Toy Story, which was told from the perspective of a toy, referencing Lasseter's love of classic toys.
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An agreement to produce a feature film based on Tin Toy with a working title of Toy Story was finalized, and production began soon thereafter.
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Originally, Toy Story was going to star "Tinny", who is the wind-up one-man band toy from the Tin Toy short, along with "the dummy", a ventriloquist's dummy.
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Toy Story was both Hanks's and Allen's first animated film, and they recorded their lines together to make their characters' chemistry and interactions realistic.
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Toy Story was released for the first time on DVD on October 17, 2000, in a two-pack with its first sequel Toy Story 2.
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On September 6, 2005, a 2-disc "10th Anniversary Edition" was released featuring much of the bonus material from the "Ultimate Toy Story Box", including a retrospective special with John Lasseter and a brand new DTS sound mix.
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The 10th Anniversary release was the last version of Toy Story to be released before being taken out of the Disney Vault lineup along with Toy Story 2.
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Also on September 6, 2005, a UMD of Toy Story featuring some deleted scenes, a filmmakers' reflect, and a new "Legacy of Toy Story" was released for Sony PlayStation Portable.
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Toy Story became the second-highest-grossing film of 1995, just $3 million behind Die Hard with a Vengeance.
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In 1995, Toy Story was ranked eighth in TIMEs list of the "Best 10 films of 1995".
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Toy Story's sitting on this landing at the top of the staircase and the camera pulls back and he's this tiny little figure.
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Toy Story was this guy with a massive ego two seconds before.
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Toy Story won eight Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature.
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Toy Story was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, one for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical, and one for Best Original Song—Motion Picture for Newman's "You've Got a Friend in Me".
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Toy Story is among the top ten in the BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14, and the highest-placed animated film in Empire magazines list of "500 Greatest Movies of All Time".
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Toy Story had a large impact on the film industry with its innovative computer animation.
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In 2005, Toy Story was selected by the United States Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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However, after the cast from Toy Story returned and the story was considered to be better than that of a direct-to-video release, it was announced in 1998 that the sequel would see a theatrical release.
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Toy Story 4 was released on June 21, 2019, with most of the main cast returning for the film.
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