Toy Story (1995)

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.

G 1995 81 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 129 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 247 reviews

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age 7+

Not a little kids’ movie.

Lots of name-calling and the like (“shut up”; “you idiot”) and the only female character of note is Bo Peep who wanders through a couple of times as a kind of comedic femme fatale to make sultry side comments to the (white, male) main characters. Not what I want my 5 year old to imprint on.

This title has:

Too much violence
4 people found this helpful.
age 5+

Would avoid with younger kids

We watched this with my 2 & 5 year old. They had been listening to the audiobook so knew the story which really helped with the parts that might be scary as they knew it would all turn out ok . Ideally I wouldn’t let my 2 year old see it again until older. I think if you’re present to give context to what’s happening it’s fine for 5 plus and there’s actually some great points to discuss around emotions, judging people etc

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
3 people found this helpful.

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