Tom Hanks Archives
Toy Story

Character: Woody
Directed by: John Lasseter
Written by: John Lasseter, Alec Sokolow, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Joel Cohen
Produced by: Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold
Other cast: Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn
Release date: November 22, 1995
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 1h 21min

Woody, a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy, sees his position as Andy's favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he's a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy's family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips and reunite with their boy.


→ “Oooh…3-D” (USA 2009 re-release)
→ The adventure takes off!
→ Hang on for the comedy that goes to infinity and beyond!
→ Watch out for little green men.
→ I’m a nervous Rex!
→ Don’t yank my string!
→ Buzz off!
→ Guts of steel
→ Proud to be a vegetable


♦ What attracted Tom Hanks to the role of Woody was the fact that, during his childhood, he would always wonder if his toys were alive and moved around when nobody was in his room.

Character’s Quotes

• All right, that’s enough! Look, we’re all very impressed with Andy’s new toy.
• The word I’m searching for – I can’t say, because there’s preschool toys present.
• That’s right! I’m talking to you, Sid Philips! We don’t like being blown up, Sid. Or smashed, or torn apart.
• This is a perfect time to panic! I’m lost, Andy is gone, they’re gonna move to their new house in two days, and it’s all your fault!
• Why sure you can Buzz. You can get me out of here and then I’ll get that rocket off you, and we’ll make a break for Andy’s House.
• Why would Andy want you? Look at you! You’re a Buzz Lightyear! Any other toy would give up his moving parts just to be you. You’ve got wings, you glow in the dark, you talk, your helmet does that… that whoosh thing. You’re a Cool Toy. As a matter of fact, you’re too cool. I mean – what chance does a toy like me have against a Buzz Lightyear action figure. All I can do is this.