Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger
Curated by: The Bit Players
Aired Wednesday, February 10, 2016
You've got a friend in the Bit Players with this week's episode on the iconic game-changing 1995 animated film Toy Story. The guys discuss Pixar's long-standing reign as the premier animated studio and the ways that they continually make films that appeal to both young and old audiences, and it all started here with a ragtag group of toys in Andy's room. They talk about Toy Story's legacy as both an animation and storytelling achievement, the place that the film holds in their lives as members of the perfect target audience of eight-year old boys in 1995. The Bit Players grew up alongside Andy and experienced the same shifting of values and dreams that comes with growing older, and this universal truth in Toy Story is what makes it always stand apart. They also pick their own favorite toys as kids and call out their neighborhood Sid.