Toy Story, the toys that changed the history of cinema
Do you remember the phrases “there is a snake in my boot” and “to infinity and beyond? These phrases are part of the film that revolutionized cinema 25 years ago, “Toy Story” was released on November 22, 1995, starring the beloved Woody and Buzz Lightyear, a film that revolutionized animated cinema and whose production took almost 15 years of development.
“Toy Story” was the first feature film created by computer, a great work by director John Lasseter and his team, who according to data from the EFE agency, was close to not seeing the light due to the initial reluctance of Disney, at first contrary to Pixar’s vision.
Its director, John Lasseter received a special Oscar for pioneering achievements in the field of computer-generated animation.
Earlier, in 1983, he was fired from Disney studios for his interest in developing computer-based projects that required high budgets for the time.
“Toy Story” reached the cinema screens in the midst of doubts, but the story, its message, its characters, but above all the great animation work led it to be one of the most successful sagas on the big screen, which raised the status of animated cinema and that it would evolve in four installments, each one more acclaimed than the last.
“Toy Story” got audiences to think of cartoon cinema as something that was not only aimed at children: the plot contained different layers, from the obvious to the most profound, that introduced humor, irony and sharp winks.
Woody and Buzz Lightyear became heroes with their clumsy, complex personalities full of existential crises, which were supported by a cast of perfectly defined and charismatic characters such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Slinky dog or the potato head marriage.
Thanks to “Toy Story” tapes like “Monsters Inc.”, “Finding Nemo”, “The Incredibles”, “Coco”, “Wall-E” and of course the sequels of the adventures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear became a success and part of the new way of creating animated stories.
“Toy Story” and John Lasseter went down in the Guinness Book of Records history for being the first film in history to be fully animated by a computer.
Its success was so great, that it raised almost 400 million dollars and would mark the way to the ascent of the Pixar studio, acquired 11 years later by Disney, who was its initial partner and distributor in this adventure.
The film released in 1995 was followed by “Toy Story 2” in 1999, “Toy Story 3” in 2010 and the last installment was last year.