TIM ALLEN & TOM HANKS PROVIDE VOICES FOR COWBOY WOODY AND
SPACEMAN BUZZ LIGHTYEAR IN "TOY STORY," AIRING IN HDTV ON ABC'S
"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY," THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Tim Allen and Tom Hanks provide the voices for two tough toys on a dangerous journey when supercharged playthings come to life, in "Toy Story," the phenomenally popular film that was the first full-length movie to be made entirely with computer animation. "Toy Story" will air in HDTV with 5.1-channel surround sound and video description as a presentation of "The Wonderful World of Disney," THURSDAY, JUNE 30 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/28/97)
Editors please note: This film had been scheduled to air Sat., July 2, but was replaced on that night by "Live 8: A Worldwide Concert Event Presented by Nokia."
Cowboy Woody (Hanks) and spaceman Buzz Lightyear (Allen) are thrown into a scary new World Outside when they go out a window and into a very bad boy's backyard (this kid likes to make toys go BOOM!). They bravely make their way home -- but "home" isn't really there any more, and their hazardous voyage continues as they follow the family to a new neighborhood.
Other star voices in the 1995 Walt Disney Productions triumph include Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, Jim Varney as Slinkey Dog, John Ratzenberger as Hamm the Pig and Annie Potts as Bo Peep.
John Morris is Andy, the toys' owner; Laurie Metcalf is Mrs. Davis, his mother; and Erik von Detten is Sid, the rotten kid next door.
The Buena Vista Pictures release was directed by John Lasseter and produced by Bonnie Arnold, Edwin Catmull, Ralph Guggenheim and Steve Jobs. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
"TOY STORY" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Toy Story" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and video description.
This film carries a TV-G parental guideline.