Toy Story 10th Anniversary DVD Release
May 2, 2005
Fantastic 2-Disc DVD Loaded With Fun-Filled Bonus Materials—Debuts September 6!
BURBANK, Calif., May 2, 2005—Toy Story, the ground-breaking action/adventure comedy that started the computer animation revolution, celebrates its 10th anniversary in a spectacular two-disc 10th Anniversary DVD Edition. Toy Story 10th Anniversary Edition will be available September 6 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment and Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR). The #1 movie of 1995 and a favorite of audiences of all ages, Toy Story transformed the film industry on the way to becoming one of the biggest animated movies ever. Toy Story 10th Anniversary Edition follows the spectacular DVD debut of the Academy Award(R)-winning Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film The Incredibles—which has become the number one selling spring release of all time and is on track to be the best-selling DVD and video of 2005.
Now, in celebration of the anniversary of the film's theatrical debut, the new Toy Story picture utilizes advanced video technology to provide a higher digital "bit rate" than the original presentation—the highest in a Disney presentation of a Pixar film on DVD ever. The Toy Story 10th Anniversary Edition boasts a remarkable audio experience thanks to enhancement by seven-time Academy Award(R)-winner* Gary Rydstrom. Rydstrom, who recently joined Pixar and was an original member of the Toy Story production team, re-visits the film to supercharge the audio to a powerful new Dolby Surround-sound 5.1 EX Mix, the finest DVD audio quality available.
Among the fantastic bonus materials included on the 10th Annivesary Edition is an all-new look at the legacy of Toy Story on the field of animation and pop culture, including interviews with the movie's original voice actors and dozens of other notables from across the film industry. In addition, the DVD includes an all-new roundtable discussion with the key Pixar creative executives, including the film's Academy Award(R)-winning director John Lasseter, as well as writers Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft; a fantastic behind-the-scenes "making of"; hilarious deleted scenes; all-new games; music videos; audio commentaries, featurettes on the film's stunning design and animation; and much more. The Toy Story 10th Annivesary Edition DVD is priced at $29.99 SRP.
Toy Story was the first full-length animated feature ever created entirely in the new medium of computer animation. This ground-breaking film features the first appearances of Buzz Lightyear and Woody, voiced by Tim Allen and Academy Award(R)-winner** Tom Hanks, respectively. The star-studded vocal cast also includes legendary comedian Don Rickles as "Mr. Potato Head(TM)," the late Jim Varney as Woody's flexible canine friend "Slinky Dog," Wallace Shawn as the hilariously insecure dinosaur "Rex," John Ratzenberger as a delightfully pigheaded piggy bank named "Hamm" and Annie Potts as "Bo Peep," the beautiful table lamp that is the light of Woody's life.
This highly-anticipated DVD release allows both longtime fans and a new generation of viewers, in the now estimated 79 million U.S. DVD homes, to enjoy the celebrated feature with the most spectacular picture and sound ever available for its home viewing. Along with hours of exciting and enlightening bonus materials, this DVD promises to inspire and remind audiences again what it was like to see the first computer animated film ever made. The Toy Story 10th Anniversary Edition release is being accompanied by a major consumer products/licensing partnership, which will see the release and re-release of dozens of toys, collectibles and other merchandise. With the film's enduring popularity, the Toy Story characters have been the inspiration for some of the most desirable character-based merchandise produced. Of course, back in 1995 almost no one thought people would want to own their own Buzz Lightyear. Now we know better.
Feature Film Presentation
• Presented in Widescreen 1:77:1 aspect ratio with picture direct from Pixar's digital source
• Encoded with highest DVD bit-rate ever used for a Disney/Pixar film
• Audio remastered by Academy Award(R) winner* Gary Rydstrom for Dolby Surround-sound 5.1 EX All-New "Legacy of Toy Story" Featurette
Filmmaker Audio Commentary
Allowing viewers to watch the film along with Pixar writer/director John Lasseter and his creative team including Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Bill Reeves, Ralph Eggleston and Producers Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold
Sneak Peek - Rev up for Pixar's Next All New Animated Feature "Cars"
A never-before-seen look under the hood at Pixar Director John Lasseter's newest film
New "The Making Of Toy Story" Featurette
A fascinating look behind-the-scenes at the computer animated feature that started it all.
Deleted Scenes (Fully Animated)
• Movie Introduction
• "Sid Tortures Toys"
Deleted Scenes (Story Reels)
• Filmmaker Introduction
• "Alternate Opening: Buzz Lightyear Cartoon"
• "Alternate Opening: Western Shootout"
• "Woody's Nightmare"
• "Eastern Gate"
• "Shakes the Rattle"
• "Sid's Comeuppance"
Early Animation Tests—Woody, Buzz, Andy, Sid, Mom and Molly Fascinating tests the animators did to develop the memorable Toy Story characters
Design Highlight Featurettes
• All-New Documentary Short "Designing Toy Story"
• The original design team, led by Art Director Ralph Eggleston, revisits their innocent youth to recount how the design of Toy Story came to life
• Documentary Short "Designing Color" describes how color and light were used to tell the emotional story of Toy Story
• Character Design (art galleries and character "turn arounds")
• Set Design (art galleries and rendered set tour)
• Color and Lighting Design (Video and Art Gallery)
Story Highlight Featurettes
• Green Army Men Pitch
• Andy's New Toy
Production Materials—Further insight into the making of the film.
• Production Tour
• Production Progression (chase sequence)
• Layout Tricks
• Animation Tour (Ash and Pete)
• Early Animation Tests
• Shading and Lighting
• Render Bugs (7)
• Buzz Lightyear Commercial
Publicity Materials—Fascinating look at many of the marketing materials
• Character Interviews
• TV Spots (4)
• Ad Print Campaign (auto play gallery)
• Toys (auto play gallery)
Music and Sound—A listen of the evolution of audio/songs of Toy Story
• All-New Music Video from Lyle Lovett and Academy Award(R)-winner Randy Newman singing "You've Got A Friend In Me"
• Sound Design Documentary Short
• Randy Newman Song Demos—audio tracks with stills:
- "You've Got a Friend In Me"
- "Strange Things"
- "Plastic Spaceman #1, #2"
- "The Fool"
- "I Will Go Sailing No More"
Toy Story was directed by Pixar's John Lasseter, which earned him an Academy-Award(R) ("Special Achievement") 1995. John Lasseter is also an Oscar(R)-winner for "Best Animated Short" (Tin Toy) 1988. Randy Newman was Oscar(R) nominated for Toy Story for Best Original Score and Best Song "You've Got A Friend in Me" (1995). Newman is also an Oscar(R)-winner for the 2001 song "If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters, Inc."
STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2005
Direct prebook: July 12, 2005
Distributor prebook: July 26, 2005
Suggested retail price: $29.99 (2-Disc DVD) (There is no VHS release of this title)
Rated: "G" - Bonus materials not rated and subject to change.
Feature run time: Approximately 81 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1:77:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Sound: All-new Dolby Surround-sound 5.1 EX
Languages: English, Spanish, French audio tracks
* Gary Rydstrom Academy Award(R) wins: Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing Saving Private Ryan, 1998; Best Sound, Titanic, 1997; Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing Jurassic Park, 1993; Best Sound and Best Sound Effects; Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
**Tom Hanks Academy Award(R) wins: Best Actor, Forrest Gump 1993; Best Actor, Philadelphia, 1994
(1) The Incredibles Academy Award(R) wins: Best Animated Feature Film 2005, Achievement in Sound Editing 2005
About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created six of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Pixar has won 18 Academy Awards(R) and its six films have grossed more than $3.2 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio will release its next film, Cars, on June 9, 2006.
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This release contains forward-looking information regarding Pixar's targeted release date for Pixar's next film, and actual results may differ materially. Factors that could cause delays in the release of the film include, but are not limited to: (1) the uncertainties related to production delays; (2) financing requirements; (3) personnel availability; (4) external political events; and (5) the release dates of competitive films. Please refer to Pixar's 2004 Form 10-K, particularly the sections on risks, for important factors that could cause actual results to differ.