Friday 27 January 2012

Toy Story

Next week my old writing group will hold their first meeting for the year. There will be new people to meet, old friends to greet, and they're gonna start by discussing a story about jealousy. Toy Story 1. 

My copy of the screenplay runs to 111 (A4) pages. The film runs for 77 minutes, according to IMDb, but that includes the credits. The story proper only lasts 73 minutes. (All of which should induce a crisis of faith in those people who believe that one-page of screenplay equals one-minute of screen time. Someone has stolen a full 38 minutes of movie here, people!)

To get us thinking about the subject, here are 33 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Toy Story series.

And here is another pile of Toy Story trivia.

Here is some online Story Analysis:    Dramatica      Karel Segers   

Now for a short film homage to the central conceit of Toy Story, that toys are alive.  
A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can -- using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

For afficionados of the TV series The Wire, here's a mashup: Toy Story meets The Wire.

Here's Toy Grit, a mashup of True Grit and Toy Story.

And while we're in the mood, here's a celebration of twenty-five years of Pixar Animation.

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Malcolm said...

And the length of the film on DVD doesn't relate to the length of the film as stated on the DVD box either, even including the credits.

Anonymous said...

Do you think they cut out some X-rated bits? I never did trust that look in Woody's eyes...