The first truly great computer-animated film. The film that made Pixar’s reputation, and whose equally successful sequel cemented it, Toy Story (if Disney had their was) was supposed to be a musical in the Disney tradition (like Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid). But the creators resisted, instead hiring Randy Newman to write a standard, classic score, filled with joy, action, and suspense, with a few standalone songs—great ones, at that (shout out “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”). The sequel only expanded on the great buddy saga, adding the western backstory of Woody the Cowboy and his own theme song, “Woody’s Roundup,” plus the touching “When She Loved Me.” Just try not to cry watching the scene of Jessie the Cowgirl doll being tossed in a box and not crying. That's what we thought.