Box art for Toy Story

Toy Story

  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

children & family


Experience a hilarious fantasy about the lives toys lead when they're left alone.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    100%
  • Audience Score
    92%

common sense

ON for kids age 4
Consumerism
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.

what parents need to know

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").

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about friendships, loyalty, and rivalry. Young kids are exploring all these issues, and the movie has great models.
  • Andy seems to spend more time playing with his beloved toys than watching TV or playing video games. Kids: What's great about playtime over TV time?
  • Kids: Do you really think that toys become "real" when humans leave the room? Why is imagination such an important part of playtime?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    100%
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  • Audience

    92%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

An absolutely heartwarming classic that sets a benchmark for animation.

- aquateen2, Tuesday, August 16, 2011

4 stars

An absolutely heartwarming classic that sets a benchmark for animation.

- aquateen2, Tuesday, August 16, 2011

5 stars

Arguably the biggest film of my childhood. Even today, I return to the film and recite certain lines because they are are so iconic or humorous. The voice cast of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen fit the characters of Woody and Buzz so perfectly, this film should be seen as a major highlight in their careers. From Pizza Planet, to Sid's House and the race for the moving truck, this film features plenty of memorable scenes and locations. Randy Newman's song "You've Got A Friend In Me" is undeniably one of the best songs to be featured in a Pixar film, shame it didn't win the Oscar for 'Best Original Song' that it deserved. Overall, this is my most favored Pixar film of all time. PS: Steve Jobs personally funded Pixar to make this film possible. So those who grew up with this film, remember this is another reason on how Jobs changed the world.

- samoriley, Tuesday, September 3, 2013