Title: Toy Story
Director: John Lasseter
Writers: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow; story by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Stanton & Joe Ranft
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten
Music: Randy Newman
Distinctions: Special Achievement Academy Award; Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay, Best Score (musical or comedy) and Best Song (“You’ve Got a Friend”); currently #179 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a boy’s favorite toy is jealous of a new toy
How I saw it: on video, several times, most recently January 2009 (rented from Netflix)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for cinematography and music) c. 3.0/4 (Good).
It’s very watchable, but I’ve never really gotten much out of it. The score’s not bad, and I’ve got nothing against Randy Newman, but there is zero call for songs in this movie.