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TOY STORY (1995)

TOY STORY <span>(1995)</span> artwork

TOY STORY (1995)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 88

Release dates 13/10/2011, 15/01/2010

BBFCInsight Contains mild violence, scary scenes and some dangerous behaviour

Genre(s) Children, Animation, Comedy

Director(s) John Lasseter

Cast includes Tom Hanks (voice), Tim Allen (voice), Don Rickles (voice), Jim Varney (voice), Wallace Shawn (voice), John Ratzenberger (voice)

Summary As 6-year-old Andy's favourite toy, Woody (Tom Hanks), a take-charge, pull-string cowboy, is confident in his role as room leader. But after Andy's birthday party, newcomer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), a flashy space ranger with laser action and pop-out wings, crash-lands into Woody's world. Buzz instantly wins the admiration of Andy's other toys, igniting a rivalry that lands the duo inside the home of Sid - the toy-torturing boy next door. To escape Sid's evil plans, Woody and Buzz must work together and realize they've got the perfect friend: in each other!

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

Toy Story 3D s a 3D digital animation about a little boy called Andy whose toys come to life when he is not looking. It follows the toys' relationships and power struggles when he is given a new action figure for his Birthday. It was classified 'PG' for mild menace, scary sequences and dangerous activities.

There are some scenes of mild menace and tension when characters are chased or in danger. These include a scene in which the toys are chased by an angry dog, toys seen afraid in the dark in unfamiliar surroundings and scenes where the main characters Woody and Buzz are frightened by sinister, spooky toys made up of strange combinations of toy body parts. The mild horror and scariness includes scenes in which a naughty neighbour, Sid, tortures toys for fun. For example, in one sequence he takes his sister's doll, puts it in a vice and lops off its head, then swaps it with a head from another toy. Though there are reassuring elements the scenes were too strong to be passed at 'U' where the BBFC's Guidelines state 'Scary sequences should be mild, brief and unlikely to cause undue anxiety to young children'. At 'PG' the Guidelines state 'Frightening sequences should not be prolonged or intense. Fantasy settings may be a mitigating factor'. The mild menace and scary scenes can be contained at 'PG' as they are punctuated with comic moments likely to reassure a 'PG' audience and the work has clear fantasy elements such as walking, talking toys who feel emotions and develop as characters. There is no endorsement of anti-social behaviour such as Sid's bullying.

The film also contains some dangerous activities or imitable techniques including sight of a little boy using fireworks and rockets to torture his toys (eg by sending them flying into space or blowing them up). Though the action involves toys rather than real life or human characters a 'PG' was felt appropriate for sight of characters attaching rockets to each other, using a magnifying glass to scorch another character's face, with smoky effect, and brief sight of a child and a toy character playing with a match.

Toy Story also includes some mild flirtation (such as a Little Bo Peep figurine asking for a kiss from a toy cowboy) and very mild language including 'screwy', 'blast' and 'heck'


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Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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