Toy Story
1995
****
Director: John Lasseter
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn

Andy’s toys come alive every time he leaves the room. Now his birthday is approaching and his favourite cowboy doll Woody feels threatened by the new space ranger action figure Buzz Lightyear. The first entirely computer-generated feature length animation put Pixar Studios on the map, but from the first moment onwards their films have not been about the technology but about the story. This is a lovely film with clever gags and wonderful toy characters. Followed by two sequels, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, which are even better.