Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

As the first Pixar film ever, Toy Story was planned for a VHS release since January 1996, and was released on October 29, 1996.

It was Pixar's only film released on video until April 20, 1999.

Synopsis

Disney takes you where no movie has gone before in creating this totally terrific Toy Story, the year's #1 box office smash. The first full-length feature film animated entirely on computers, it captured audiences' hearts with a wonderful story that takes place inside an amazing three-dimensional world.

As six-year-old Andy's favorite toy, Woody (Tom Hanks), a take-charge, pull-string cowboy, was confident in his role as room leader. But after Andy's birthday party, newcomer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), a flashy space ranger sporting laser action and pop-out wings, crash-lands into Woody's world. Buzz instantly wins the admiration of Andy's other toys, igniting a rivalry that lands the duo inside the home of Sid -- the toy-torturing boy next door. To escape Sid's evil plans, Woody and Buzz must work together and realize they've got the perfect friend ... in each other!

Voiced by a powerhouse comedic cast, and featuring Randy Newman's Academy Award(R)-nominated music, Toy Story etched its name into motion picture history and earned director John Lasseter a Special Achievement Academy Award. Now you can collect Disney's "four-star, supercharged" (USA Today) movie marvel on video/laserdisc!

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro +
Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Bumper (1996-1997)
October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
3 Promo for Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary October 29, 1996 Kath Soucie
4 Join Us for a Special Preview Bumper (1996-1998) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
5 Trailer for 101 Dalmatians (Live Action) March 1, 1996 Mark Elliott
6 Sneak peek at Hercules October 29, 1996
(Version 1)
November 17, 1996
(Version 2)
Mark Elliott
7 Disney Interactive Bumper (1996-1997) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
8 Promo for Toy Story games from Disney Interactive October 29, 1996 Mark Elliott
9 On ABC Bumper (U.S. Release Only) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
10 ABC Saturday Morning promo (U.S. Release Only) October 29, 1996 Earl Fisher
11 Coming soon from Walt Disney Home Video (custom version) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
12 Video preview for Bambi October 29, 1996 Mark Elliott
13 Video preview for The Hunchback of Notre Dame October 29, 1996 Mark Elliott
14 Trailer for Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves October 29, 1996 Mark Elliott
15 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
16 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
17 Full Screen Format Disclaimer (1994-2000) January 22, 1994
18 Toy Story November 22, 1995

French Canadian version

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
3 Video preview for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh February 28, 1996
4 Video preview for The Aristocats (Version 2) February 28, 1996
5 Notre Programme Principal May 20, 1994
6 Toy Story November 22, 1995

Advertised on:

Theatrical release

  1. The Jungle Book (Live-Action) (May 19, 1995)
  2. Cinderella (October 4, 1995)
  3. The Santa Clause (October 25, 1995)

1996 VHS

  1. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (March 27, 1996)
  2. Oliver & Company (September 24, 1996)
  3. James and the Giant Peach (October 15, 1996)
  4. Tiny Toy Stories (October 29, 1996)
  5. ABC's first broadcast of The Lion King on November 3, 1996
  6. 101 Dalmatians (Spanish version) (November 26, 1996)

1997

  1. Fun and Fancy Free (July 15, 1997)
  2. Jungle 2 Jungle (July 29, 1997)
  3. That Darn Cat! (August 5, 1997)
  4. Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (August 5, 1997)
  5. Mary Poppins (August 26, 1997)
  6. Sleeping Beauty (September 16, 1997)

1998

  1. Toothless (May 19, 1998)
  2. Angels in the Endzone (May 19, 1998)
  3. The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (May 19, 1998)
  4. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (August 25, 1998)

1999

  1. The Rescuers (January 5, 1999) (Version 1) and (March 23, 1999) (Version 2)

2000

  1. My Date with the President's Daughter (April 18, 2000)
  2. Noah (April 18, 2000)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Japan November 1, 1996
UK October 28, 1996
Australia November 14, 1996
South Korea November 29, 1996

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Preceded by
Oliver & Company (1996 VHS)
Toy Story (1996 VHS) Succeeded by
Bambi (1997 VHS)