Toy Story I and II
Year: 1995, 1999
Cast: Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Pixar's first computer-generated film finds an Island of Lost Toys in every child's bedroom and animates inanimate playthings with tender, loving care, from Mr. Potato Head to Barbie. Woody, the cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear, the larger-than-life astronaut, make as appealing and comical a duo as Abbott and Costello.
What Parents Like: Themes of friendship and loyalty are taken for a test-drive as Woody and Buzz desperately try to avoid becoming obsolete, or mangled by the mean boy next door.
What Kids Like: Kids will marvel at how the familiar becomes reinvented when seen through the eyes of a toy.