Toy Story

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Lightyear review – a trudge through outer space
Buzz is back on a mission – but it’s a disappointingly pedestrian one that lacks the wit and wonder of previous Pixar animations

Wendy Ide

19, Jun, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Best of Pixar: our writers’ favourite movies from Toy Story to Turning Red
To celebrate the release of Lightyear, Guardian writers detail their most-loved films from the animation studio’s back catalogue

Andrew Pulver, Jesse Hassenger, Radheyan Simonpillai, Charles Bramesco, Benjamin Lee, AA Dowd, Scott Tobias, Adrian Horton, Veronica Esposito and Lisa Wong Macabasco

17, Jun, 2022 @5:16 AM

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To infinity – actually, let’s go back: why can film franchises no longer look to the future?
Everywhere you look, Hollywood’s biggest science-fiction, fantasy and action franchises have stopped exploring uncharted territory, and put themselves into reverse gear

Nicholas Barber

15, Jun, 2022 @9:36 AM

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Lightyear review – Toy Story spinoff boldly going beyond with a treat from Pixar
This cracking origin story for Toy Story’s spaceman hero is fun and clever and reminds us why we loved Pixar in the first place

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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To infinity and bewilderment: what on earth has happened to Buzz Lightyear?
The Toy Story character – but not, as it turns out – is getting his own movie. Only Chris Evans is voicing him, not Tim Allen. And he’s not a toy. What’s going on?

Ben Child

11, Feb, 2022 @2:50 PM

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Why is Pixar so brilliant at death?
From Up’s moving life story to the father-son parting of Onward, the animation powerhouse has never shirked from profound contemplation

Phil Hoad

24, Dec, 2020 @2:07 PM

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From Fight Club to Brief Encounter: how self-isolation would change classic films
It’s now difficult to watch movies without worrying about the two-metre rule – here are the retrospective plot changes required to mean old movies pass muster

Stuart Heritage

24, Mar, 2020 @4:16 PM

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For the sake of cinema, Disney needs to be broken up | Guy Lodge
Disney is consuming its rivals – and creating a film industry devoid of innovation, says Observer film columnist Guy Lodge

Guy Lodge

11, Jul, 2019 @1:24 PM

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To landfill and beyond! Why Disney is recalling a Toy Story 4 Forky toy
How ironic that Forky, the spork with googly eyes who spends much of the new Pixar film being saved from the bin, may now end up in one

09, Jul, 2019 @3:29 PM

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Lucidity and beyond: how Toy Story's visual effects transformed cinema
Woody, Buzz and co didn’t just charm families in 1995 – they started an arms race that ushered in a new era of film-making

David Jesudason

19, Jun, 2019 @10:47 AM

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Toy Story 4 review – new characters but the same old Story | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
It may only be a repeat of earlier ideas and plotlines, but compare it to the fourth films in other franchises and Pixar’s latest is an amusing and charming gem

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jun, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Toy Story 4: has Pixar forked it up?
Dominated by new character Forky, a spork having an existential crisis, the latest trailer may reveal the institution that launched Pixar is running into trouble

Ben Child

21, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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