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1995, Walt Disney Pictures, 81 min, USA, Dir: John Lasseter

The film that started it all and launched one of the most successful animated franchises of all time, TOY STORY takes its audience on an immersive journey into the room of a young boy, whose eclectic collection of toys magically comes to life when left unsupervised. Utilizing groundbreaking computer animated effects (and officially the first CG feature film ever), the films follows the adventures of a vintage cowboy doll. Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), who is confronted with the possibility of his own obsolescence after meeting the high tech action figure Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen). Featuring a memorable ensemble of voice actors including Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, and Laurie Metcalf.

2014, 20th Century Fox, 102 min, USA, Dir: Dean DeBlois

Five years after young Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) tamed his dragon, Toothless, Vikings and the flying creatures live together peacefully on the island of Berk. But that’s not the case everywhere; as Hiccup and Toothless explore the world beyond their home, they discover a cave with hundreds of new wild dragons – and a ruthless hunter (Djimon Hounsou) who would exploit their firepower for evil ends. Featuring the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera and Craig Ferguson, this exciting computer-animated adventure combines the humor and heart of the original with a more mature outlook and some truly spectacular visuals.

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