“Reach for the sky.”
That’s how it all began, 15 years ago: A laconic, drawling challenge from an intrepid pull-string sheriff in a tense bedroom standoff with a tuberous one-eyed desperado. There was swagger and panache in this self-assured proclamation that a new power had entered the fray, that the rules of the game had changed.
From Day One, John Lasseter and Co. reached for the sky. Their heads were in the clouds from the get-go — from the first shot, in fact. Toy Story wasn’t just the first fully computer-animated feature-length film. It was practically a manifesto: The industry was on notice.
Coming in the early days of decline of the Disney renaissance formulas, Toy Story broke...READ MORE