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    Added on: 29/9/2002 12:22
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    Toy Story (Australia)

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    The toys are back in town
    Certificate: G
    Running Time: 127 mins
    Retail Price: 29.95
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    Andy`s favorite toy, Woody, a pull-string cowboy, is confident in his role as room leader. But after Andy`s birthday party, newcomer Buzz Lightyear, a flashy space ranger with laser action and pop-out wings, crash-lands into Woody`s world.
    Now you can experience a spectacular new dimension of fun and adventure with Disney`s most imaginative motion picture and the recipient of a special Adademy Award - Toy Story.

    When a flashy new `space ranger` named Buzz Lightyear enters the world of a pull-string cowboy named Woody, it sparks an outrageously funny tiff between toys.

    Now, Woody`s top spot in the heart of his young owner is in jeopardy... and soon so are the lives of Woody and Buzz. Accidentally whisked away from home and into the clutches of a neighbourhood bully, these two squabbling rivals must work together as a team if they are to escape. With toy box pals Rex the dinosaur, the Green Army Men and Mr. Potato Head ready to lend a hand, Woody and Buzz unite in friendship for a phenomenal adventure home.

    Visual wizardry, uproarious laughs and the coolest characters ever assembled transform the world`s first computer-animated feature into an incomparable movie marvel. No matter what your age, TOY STORY will dazzle you every time.

    Special Features:
    Theatrical Trailer
    Interactive Games
    Academy Award Winning Short: Tin Toy
    Documentary: The Making of Toy Story

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Danish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Norwegian
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Hebrew

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    John Lasseter

    Written By:

    John Ratzenberger
    Jim Varney
    Don Rickles
    Tim Allen
    Tom Hanks
    Annie Potts
    Wallace Shawn

    Soundtrack By:
    Klaus Lage
    Randy Newman

    Robert Gordon
    Lee Unkrich

    Ralph Guggenheim
    Bonnie Arnold

    Executive Producer:
    Steve Jobs
    Ed Catmull

    Disney Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    The very first computer animated feature is ok, but, alas, nothing more.
    I found it to be rather childish (nowadays, animated features ought to, and usually do, please adults as well) and quite predictable. But most importantly, it failed to create any empathy for the characters. Maybe it`s me, but the "humanization" process of the toys was not convincing enough.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the colors are nicely saturated. The toys look plastic. A little bit too plastic, if you ask me.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are used occasionally, but the entire sound envelope is rather flat and could`ve been a lot better.
    Despite what`s said on the disc`s cover, it includes 2 additional soundtracks - a DD 5.1 in French and a DD 2.0 in Arabic.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include a nice behind the scenes look (with storyboards, special effects notes and more) and a dreadful animated shorty from 1989 (with an awful looking baby in it).
    Bottom line - a rent will do for this one. It`s funny, occasionally, but I do hope the sequel is better.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/9/2002 22:53