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Toy Story That Time Forgot

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Delightful franchise add-on has happy messages, some peril.

Movie NR 2015 45 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 6+

Another toy story great.

Only some fighting to the death in a a kid friendly way. Lots of Positive messages.
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (10 ):

TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT is another little nugget of happiness for fans young and old who just can't get enough of these endearing characters. In surprising fashion, it casts Trixie as the central character and relegates Woody and Buzz to mere supporting roles, but the change proves a welcome one. As Trixie struggles with her own identity crisis from Bonnie's persistent imagining that she's any number of mild-mannered characters, she has to come to terms with her own self-image before she can help her new friend realize his. In so doing, she facilitates new bonds between a child and his toys, harking back to the delights of the original dynamic duo, Andy and Woody.

What this movie lacks is a strong holiday presence, although this isn't necessarily a bad thing. With the exception of a visible Christmas tree and the addition of Kitty Angel, there's little to suggest this is a Christmas special, which obviously bodes well for its broader appeal. But the clever concept of delusional Battlesaurs who fancy themselves real warriors welcomes jokes about Buzz's similar misconceptions as well as good-natured jabs at the grandiosity of modern toys ("Everyone needs an apartment shaped like their own head," Trixie agrees as Reptilius shows her his bachelor pad). And, true to form, the characters never miss the opportunity to impart wisdom on viewers of all ages, celebrating true friendship, loyalty, and the joy of recognizing your unique purpose in life.

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