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!

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 7, 1991
2 Promo for Walt Disney World's 25th anniversary October 29, 1996
3 Trailer for 101 Dalmatians (Live Action) August 13, 1996
4 Sneak peek at Hercules
  • October 29, 1996 (Version 1)
  • November 17, 1996 (Version 2)
5 Promo for Toy Story games from Disney Interactive October 29, 1996
6 ABC Saturday Morning promo October 29, 1996
7 Video preview for Bambi October 29, 1996
8 Video preview for The Hunchback of Notre Dame October 29, 1996
9 Trailer for Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves October 29, 1996
10 Feature Presentation October 29, 1996
11 Walt Disney Home Video logo November 1991
12 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
13 Toy Story November 23, 1995

Advertised on:

Theatrical release

  1. The Jungle Book (Live Action) (VHS) (later copies)
  2. Cinderella (1995 VHS)
  3. The Santa Clause (VHS)

1996 VHS

  1. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1996 VHS)
  2. Oliver & Company (1996 VHS)
  3. James and the Giant Peach (VHS)
  4. Tiny Toy Stories (VHS)
  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 November 1996
South Korea November 29, 1996