Considering I was born in the 90s, I love Toy Story. However, this was purchased without me knowing and prompted me to set a password on my toddler's fire tablet (didn't know she could buy stuff anyway). I like the movie, but the price is CRAZY for ONE film over 20 years old with 3 sequels.
The movie jumps leaps and bounds with the BD version. If you have a BD player and HDTV there is no reason you should still be playing that 16 year old DVD! :)
I have not tried the 3D version yet. Please see other reviews.
The Digital Copy is in SD, and poor SD at that. It's made to be small and only take 1 GB of space on your phone/tablet. I haven't confirmed this version, but I've read some Digital Copies audio is actually duplicated mono to both the Left and Right channels so people wearing one earbud will hear all the sound. I recommend using Handbrake to *coughRIP* your DVD movie onto your device if space is less an issue.
If you are running iTunes sharing in your home, you could even put the full *coughRIP* DVD movie on your computer/iTunes server to stream higher quality SD to your tablets/devices.
Digitally i could get a copy on itunes and VUDU. This studio is doing the right thing that allows me to watch the movie and not have to juggle 600 apps on where i need to watch the movie. If i own the movie i should also receive a digital copy on any provider. If i shell out 15-20 for a movie when everyone else is stealing them digitally i should be rewarded for it. Disney is doing the right thing by Disney Movies Anywhere.
I remember when Toy Story originally came. It was a game changer at the time. No one else did anything like it. The graphics, the animation, the detail. Everything looked so real. I couldn't believe that I was watching a cartoon. Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, and the entire cast provide some of the greatest voices to the classic movie. I think I have purchased Toy Story on every medium that it's been on. I still have the VHS copy, I have multiple versions of the DVD. When I saw that there was a digital copy of it, I knew I had to have it.
The digital copy offers two versions. You may get it through iTunes or you may get a copy to watch in Windows Media Player. I chose to have my copy go through iTunes. This means that I can watch the movie on any of my "i" devices including my iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV. I love that I can play it on my AppleTV. It makes the watching experience so much easier. I don't have to worry about getting a disc out, loading it in the player, and possibly scratching it. It's always ready for me to watch whenever I want.
The quality of the digital copy is excellent. It looks like it is somewhere between DVD and Blu-ray quality. I highly recommend getting a digital copy and choosing the iTunes version if you have the means to do so. It can go on any "i" device and it travels easily. Kids can watch it in the car.
My daughter and I loved this film as a DVD, as a Blu-Ray movie it is even BETTER!! Sharper and crisper and STILL just a dang GEM of a story! I haven't watched it in 3D yet but, the Blu-Ray disc version was fabulous! I will do a followup after I have enjoyed the 3D version.
I'm so happy to finally have this on Blu-ray, and with the sale of the 3D/2D/DVD/Digital Copy at $20, it was definitely worth it. I would have easily paid the $35 because this film is a classic and one of my all time favorite movies! Pixar and Disney make such amazing films! The packaging is beautiful! It has the 3D-ish slipcover shown in the picture, which is pretty neat! Great price for a great film!