Toy Story (series) (Johnsonverse)

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Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Network(s): Netflix
Created by: Tim Johnson
Based on the Toy Story franchise by Pixar
Executive producer(s): Tim Johnson
John Lasseter
Pete Docter
Andrew Stanton
Production companies: Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Canada
Distributed by: Walt Disney Television Animation (US)
Buena Vista International (international)
Starring: Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
Joan Cusack
Wallace Shawn
John Ratzenberger
Blake Clark
Annie Potts
Tony Hale
Frank Welker
Jeff Pidgeon
Bonnie Hunt
Kristen Schaal
Timothy Dalton
Jeff Garlin
Keegan Michael-Key
Jordan Peele
Christina Hendricks
Steve Purcell
Ally Maki
Keanu Reeves
Madeline McGraw
Kelsey Grammer (2020-present)
Music: Randy Newman
Opening theme music: "You've Got a Friend in Me"
by Randy Newman
Closing theme music: "You've Got a Friend in Me" (instrumental)
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 52
Photography: Color
Picture format: 1.75:1
Release Date: June 15, 2019 - present
Previous show: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000-2001)


Toy Story is an American computer-animated series based on the franchise of the same name by Pixar Animation Studios. It has run since June 15, 2019, and is the second television series based on the franchise, as well as the first series to have the direct involvement of Pixar.

A continuation of the film trilogy (1995-2010), the series follows the adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their friends, all of whom are toys belonging to a five-year-old girl named Bonnie Anderson.

Production began in 2014 after developer Tim Johnson rejected the idea of a fourth Toy Story film. With one of the largest budgets for a Netflix series, the first season was released on June 15, 2019 to critical acclaim.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Premise

Voice cast

Main

  • Tom Hanks as Sheriff Woody Pride - The leader of the toys.
  • Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear -
  • Joan Cusack as Jessie -
  • Wallace Shawn as Rex -
  • John Ratzenberger as Hamm -
  • Blake Clark as Slinky Dog
  • Annie Potts as Bo Peep
  • Tony Hale as Forky - Bonnie's newest toy,
  • Madeline McGraw as Bonnie Anderson
  • Kelsey Grammer as Stinky Pete the Prospector
  • Frank Welker as Bullseye

Recurring

  • Jeff Pidgeon as Squeeze Toy Aliens
  • Bonnie Hunt as Dolly
  • Kristen Schaal as Trixie
  • Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants
  • Jeff Garlin as Buttercup
  • Keegan Michael-Key as Ducky
  • Jordan Peele as Bunny
  • Christina Hendricks as Gabby Gabby
  • Steve Purcell as Benson
  • Ally Maki as Giggles McDimples
  • Keanu Reeves as Duke Caboom
  • Melissa Villaseñor as Karen Beverly
  • Jodi Benson as Barbie
  • Michael Keaton as Ken

Minor/one-shot

  • Carl Reiner as Carl Reineroceros
  • Carol Burnett as Chairol Burnett
  • Betty White as Bitey White
  • Mel Brooks as Melephant Brooks
  • Alan Oppenheimer as Old Timer
  • Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head (archive audio)
  • Estelle Harris as Mrs. Potato Head
  • Jay Hernandez as Mr. Anderson
  • Lori Alan as Mrs. Anderson
  • June Squibb as Margaret
  • Jack McGraw as Andy Davis (9 years old)
  • John Morris as Andy Davis (17 years old, archive audio)
  • Laurie Metcalf as Ms. Davis
  • Erik von Detten as Sid Phillips
  • Sarah Freeman as Hannah Phillips
  • Whoopi Goldberg as Stretch
  • Jack Angel as Stretch
  • Jan Rabson as Sparks
  • Richard Kind as Bookworm
  • Teddy Newton as Chatter Telephone
  • Ned Beatty as Lotso
  • Wayne Knight as Al McWhiggin and Emperor Zurg (2000)
  • Andrew Stanton as Emperor Zurg (1995)
  • Pat Fraley as Buzz Lightyear (1992) - The last Buzz Lightyear toy released prior to the 1995 reboot, the 1992 Buzz uses the prototype "Tempus from Morph" design.
  • Patrick Warburton as Buzz Lightyear (2000) -
  • Nicole Sullivan as Princess Mira Nova -
  • Stephen Furst as Booster -
  • Larry Miller as XR -
  • Adam Carolla as Commander Nebula -
  • Diedrich Bader as Warp Darkmatter -
  • Tom Kenny as Buzz Lightyear (2006)
  • Mike MacRae as Buzz Lightyear (2014)
  • Stephen Stanton as Buzz Lightyear (2020)
  • Vicki Lewis as Señorita Cactus
  • Lee Unkrich as The Monkey (archive audio)
  • Woody Smith as Big Baby (archive audio)

Production

Development

In 2014, rumors of a fourth Toy Story movie began surfacing. Tim Johnson rejected the rumors, stating that while a fourth movie had been pitched, he rejected it, feeling it would be an "unnecessary cash-grab". He instead conceived a television series for a 2019 release window, along with a sequel to A Bug's Life.

Casting

Many voice actors from the movies reprised their roles in the series,

Animation

Seasons

Season Release date Episode count
1 June 15, 2019 26
2 May 16, 2020 26

Broadcast history

Reception

Awards and nominations