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


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
1 Green warning screens September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro/Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary logo October 29, 1996
3 Promo for Walt Disney World's 25th anniversary October 29, 1996
4 Join Us for a Special Preview October 29, 1996
5 Trailer for 101 Dalmatians (Live Action) June 21, 1996
6 Sneak peek at Hercules October 29, 1996 (Version 1)
November 17, 1996 (Version 2)
7 Something Exciting from Disney Interactive October 29, 1996
8 Promo for Toy Story games from Disney Interactive October 29, 1996
9 ABC logo (U.S. Release Only) October 29, 1996
10 ABC Saturday Morning promo (U.S. Release Only) October 29, 1996
11 Walt Disney Company Coming to Video October 29, 1996
12 Video preview for Bambi October 29, 1996
13 Video preview for The Hunchback of Notre Dame October 29, 1996
14 Trailer for Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves October 29, 1996
15 Feature Presentation October 29, 1996
16 Walt Disney Home Video logo March 5, 1992
17 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
18 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)

VHS release

  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

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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