The original Toy Story movie turned 25 on Sunday, and to celebrate the film’s anniversary, Pixar released a simplified poster-like artwork that seemingly represents the humble beginning of the Toy Story franchise.
The celebratory artwork features the main characters of the 1995 movie, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, Rex, Hamm, RC, as well as Sarge and the Bucket O Soldiers. Supporting toy characters like Rocky Gibraltar, Lenny the Binoculars, Mr. Spell, Babyface, Ducky, and the Little Green Men are also present in the adorable piece of art.
“The toy box is overflowing with fun!” Pixar captioned the artwork in a tweet on Sunday. “Happy 25th anniversary to Toy Story, first released on this day in 1995.”
— Pixar (@Pixar) November 22, 2020
Directed by Pixar’s former chief creative officer John Lasseter, Toy Story centers around cowboy doll Woody who feels threatened by state-of-the-art action figure Buzz Lightyear. Amid the tension between them, the two must work together to get back to their owner Andy after a series of mishaps traps them with Andy’s demented neighbor, Sid.
Toy Story received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 9.02/10 based on 90 reviews. It also earned three Oscar nominations in 1996, namely, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen; Best Music, Original Song; and Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. The Oscars also honored Lasseter with a Special Achievement Award for his works on Toy Story, which is first-ever feature-length computer-animated film.
Toy Story was also one of the highest-grossing films of 1995, earning over 363 million in the worldwide box office. Its box-office success inspired several merchandise items, video games, theme park attractions, TV spinoffs, and three film sequels — Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Toy Story 4 (2019) — which all garnered commercial success and critical acclaim.
While there has been no discussion regarding a potential Toy Story 5 yet, there’s a lot of Toy Story content that fans can enjoy to celebrate the original movie’s 25th anniversary. All four Toy Story films are currently streaming on Disney+ as well as four Toy Story shorts and the series Forky Asks a Question.