November 19, 1995 |
For many adults, toys are just overpriced plastic things they consider buying only when their children begin to vigorously test out their diaphragm capacity in a department store. But then, very few adults pay as much attention to toys as John Lasseter.
January 3, 1996 |
'Toy Story' Video Sequel Being Considered: In a press release, Richmond, Calif.-based Pixar Animation Studios, which produced the hit Walt Disney film using innovative computer technology, said it is discussing a direct-to-video sequel with Disney. "Toy Story," which has grossed more than $150 million to date domestically at the box office, has been Hollywood's biggest hit over the holiday season. No details of the prospective project were announced.
October 9, 1995 |
Here's a toy story for the holidays: When Walt Disney Pictures releases its computer-animated film "Toy Story" this Thanksgiving, audiences at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will see the movie and then go next door--to see the toys come to life. Disney is transforming a three-story building adjacent to its historic Hollywood Boulevard theater into a seven-room "Toy Story Fun House."
November 28, 1995 |
First, let's make it crystal-clear: Mr. Potato Head isn't getting points. And Slinky Dog has a back-end deal, but it isn't financial. These two toys, however, could wind up big stars at the mall thanks to their roles in the new Disney computer-animated film "Toy Story" and a multimillion-dollar marketing blitz now under way. If ever there was a movie with built-in commercial tie-ins, it's "Toy Story," which took in $39 million in its first five days of release.
November 21, 1995 |
You'll see the movie, hear the soundtrack, read at least one of the books and just might drop a week's pay on the sundry merchandising. But your financial commitment to Disney's "Toy Story" is incomplete until you explore the fun house. Totally Toy Story, a multimedia fun house located next door to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where the film opens on Wednesday, is an extravagant tribute to the movie, certainly.
December 5, 1995 |
Kids hoping to get miniature versions of toys from the runaway hit movie "Toy Story" at Burger King may be in for a big disappointment. Many of the fast-food chain's outlets nationwide say they are quickly running out of the action figures just two weeks into the company's 5 1/2-week promotional tie-in with the film. Children have been snatching them up at a much faster-than-anticipated rate, leaving company officials scrambling to come up with a way to make up for the shortfall.