Toy Story Special

Teruko Okabe 1996/02/25



In the world of toys, there was a cowboy doll named Woody who was his owner Andy’s favorite toy. Woody took pride in being Andy’s go-to toy for playtime, but his position as top toy was threatened when Andy received a new space-themed toy ? Buzz Lightyear. Buzz believed he was an actual space ranger and did not understand that he was just a toy. This caused tension between him and Woody, resulting in them both accidentally getting left behind on moving day.

As they tried to make their way back home, Woody and Buzz faced many obstacles, including being trapped at a gas station, getting chased by a dog, and almost being incinerated at a dump. Throughout their journey, they learned to work together despite their differences.

However, tensions rose again when they finally made it to Andy’s house and encountered Sid Phillips, the neighborhood bully who enjoyed torturing toys. Together with some of Sid’s other toys who were also seeking revenge on him, Woody hatched a plan to escape.

In the end, Woody saved Buzz from being taken by Sid’s monstrous creations and they all made it safely back to Andy’s room before he returned home. Woody learned that there is room for more than one favorite toy in Andy’s heart as well as the joy of having friends who are different from himself.

The movie brings the message of friendship and acceptance among different personalities. It teaches us that we should be kind even to those who are different from us because we never know when we might need them or when they might become our best friend.




Released in 1995, Toy Story is a timeless classic that has captured the hearts of generations with its charming story and lovable characters. The movie was the first full-length feature film entirely created using computer-generated imagery (CGI), which was a groundbreaking achievement at the time. Directed by John Lasseter and produced by Pixar Animation Studios, Toy Story remains one of the most beloved animated films of all time.

The movie tells the story of Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy who is the favorite of his owner, Andy. When Andy receives a shiny new Buzz Lightyear action figure as a birthday present, Woody becomes jealous and resentful. Soon, however, Woody and Buzz find themselves lost outside Andy’s house and must work together to find their way back home before Andy moves away.

What makes Toy Story such an incredible movie is how it appeals to audiences of all ages. Children will love the colorful characters and action-packed adventure, while adults can appreciate the clever humor and subtle references that are woven throughout the film.

The characters in Toy Story are some of the most memorable in any animated movie. Woody is a natural leader who cares deeply about his fellow toys, even when they don’t always agree with him. Buzz Lightyear starts out as an arrogant hero figure but soon learns to appreciate friendship and teamwork with Woody’s help. Other notable characters include Mr. Potato Head, Rex the dinosaur, Slinky Dog, Hamm the piggy bank, and Bo Peep.

One aspect that sets Toy Story apart from other children’s movies is its ability to teach important life lessons without being preachy or heavy-handed. For example, the idea that jealousy can lead to negative consequences is explored through Woody’s initial disdain for Buzz. The theme of loyalty also comes up frequently throughout the film - both towards friends like Woody and towards owners like Andy.

Of course, no review of Toy Story would be complete without mentioning the incredible animation. Even though it is over 25 years old, the movie still looks stunning today. The attention to detail in every frame is impressive, from the texture of Woody’s cowboy hat to the reflection of Buzz’s wings in a mirror.

Overall, Toy Story is a heartwarming adventure that has stood the test of time. It remains one of the best examples of what a children’s movie should be - entertaining, thoughtful, and fun for all ages. Whether you’re watching it for the first time or revisiting an old favorite, Toy Story is sure to put a smile on your face and remind you of the joy and magic of childhood.



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Administrator azebz
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As a child, I was moved by the movie “The Bad News Bears Go to Japan” where Japanese professional baseball players and American actors performed in front of a large audience. This made me fall in love with the movie. This blog is my review of the movie that I actually saw. Please use it as a reference when renting movies.

Profession housewife
Editor Teruko Okabe
Location Japan

For a long time, in between housework,
I would go to the movie theater to watch films and then write reviews of the movies in a diary which I stored away in a closet.
When I showed these reviews to Azesan, he suggested turning them into a website.
I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. I may be nearing the end of my life, but if reading my reviews can move the hearts of younger people,
I think that would be wonderful.
It may even become a catalyst for various realizations and changes in their lives moving forward.

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