Saint Xavier University will screen the 1995 animated classic “Toy Story” at 7 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 15 in McGuire Hall, located in the Warde Academic Center at the University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of SXU’s 2011-12 film series, “Animation: The Art of Film.”
Directed by John Lasseter, “Toy Story” is Pixar’s first feature film and also the first feature film to be created entirely with computer-generated imagery (CGI). It tells the tale of Woody, a cowboy doll who leads a group of toys that come to life when humans aren’t around. When their owner Andy gets a new Buzz Lightyear action figure, Woody is consumed with jealousy and hatches a scheme to get rid of the newcomer. But Woody and Buzz get lost when the plan goes awry, and must pass through the toy-destroying Sid Phillips to get back to Andy.
Upcoming films in the series include “Howl’s Moving Castle” on Feb. 21, “Waltz with Bashir” on March 20, and “The Triplets of Belleville” on April 10.