DISNEY'S ANIMATED STORYBOOK: TOY STORY


Back in 1995, Toy Story was a revelation. Not only was it the first computer animated movie (which hasn't aged much I might add), but it was actually very good. So good, in fact, that it signaled the decline of traditional animation and that of Disney Feature Animation Studios. It wasn't just the technology that was impressive, but the storytelling - a philosophy that embodies all of Pixar's films.

A slew of merchandise came along with it's release twenty years ago in 1995 (do you feel old?). Amongst the Buzz Lightyear toy shortages and disappointing Woody doll alternatives, there was this Animated Story book. I once had a demo disc featuring the many titles based on the film and I was in awe at the visuals coming at me. Out of all of the titles in the edutainment series, Toy Story garnered the most positive reviews, perhaps due to its new high-quality pre-rendered graphical style which awed many more people than myself.

From a technical standpoint, it does look impressive for a 20 year-old game. Many new animations have been created and each are very well done. The downside is that, unlike the cell animation of the other titles, the lower resolution is much more noticeable. It's hard to notice in screenshots, but there's a distracting pixelation during the animated scenes that mars an otherwise great looking presentation.

If you can get past this, the mini-games are more inventive, if not better than a lot of titles in the series. There's your usual matching game where you have to put the toys back in their place, but it shakes things up by using voice commands or the temperature rules usually associated with hide and seek. The segment where you plan your attack in Sid's garden is very well done, with simple actions required to successfully pull it off.

It's biggest trump card, however, is in the writing. There are many great skits which will make you laugh no matter your age. We first see Buzz's love of dancing which wouldn't be mentioned in the films until part 3 and it's hilarious. All the named extras return to voice their characters with the exception of Tom Hanks, who enlists his very capable brother to do the honours. It's all very well done and garners top marks from the kids who've played it.


To download the game, follow the link below. This custom installer exclusive to The Collection Chamber uses DOSBox running Microsoft Windows 3.1 to get the game working on modern systems. Manual included. Tested on Windows 7 and Windows 10.

File Size: 436 Mb.  Install Size: 585 Mb.  Need help? Consult the Collection Chamber FAQ

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Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story is © Disney Interactive
Toy Story (the movie) is © Pixar Animation Studios
Review, Cover Design and Installer created by me


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14 comments:

  1. I am trying to download this, however it claims that the File has been deletd.
    Are you able to do something on this, Please?

    Also, There are tons of Download Links, on the page, so I can not tell which is the actual Download link.
    Which one is it, Please?

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    1. Hello, the files seem to be there. There are three files from the Download link, all beginning with "Install-DAST". You need all three to install it correctly. Once you click on a file, click "Donwload" next to the "Share" and "My Account" buttons. Then select the free download and wait the 20 seconds before you can actually download.

      I guess it's a lot simpler if you pay to join 4Shared as it takes away the wait time and annoying adverts but I find them perfectly reasonable to get the files for free.

      If you have any more questions, let me know.

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    2. I am trying, but I keep getting the message...
      "Sorry, the file link that you requested is not valid. Sign error".

      What can I do about this?

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    3. Hmm, It's definitely there my end which is weird. I've not had this error before.

      I'm going to delete it and upload again just in case. Do you have similar problems with my other downloads?

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    4. Still having issues, so it may be more on my side, than yours.
      Thanks for seeing if it's the Site, though.

      Could it be a case of Cookies, or something?

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    5. That's definitely a possibility. I find that whenever a website isn't working as it should, that tends to help.

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    6. Okay, I tried it on another Computer, and the Download work.
      Thanks for your help and I am looking forward to seeing more Disney from you! ;3

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  2. So happy i managed to find this. The original disc would no longer work on my computer properly and i really wanted to play this for old time's sake. while it's not quite as fun as i remember, i'm still happy that i got to play it again

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    1. Thanks! If you know any young children to play them with, you'll have fun watching them play.

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  3. okay so mine won't completely finishing downloading because around 60% it stops and says: Disney's Animated Storybook- Toy Story has not been totally installed because of the following reason

    File corrupt or unreadable
    CD/MEDIA/XMAS/XMKNICKY.M5

    You will have to run this utility again to completely install Disney's Animated Storybook- Toy Story

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    1. Hello, try downloading all of the files again. All three files need to be in the same folder before you install it. If this type of error comes up it's either because one of these files are missing or didn't download properly.

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  4. Hi, this was my childhood game. So when I found this I got SUPER exited, but I don't understand how to download it. It's too confusing and it leads me to other things to download like ScreenRant. I just want to know if there is a way you could tell me how to download this game without these adds poping up and actually downloading the game. Thank you very much.

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    1. Hello. I've recently created a FAQ that includes how to navigate 4Shared. It's just underneath the search feature on the right hand side. Hope that helps.

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    2. Thank you, i will see if it helps

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