Six-year-old Andy loves his toys. But he doesn’t love any toy more than Sheriff Woody, a little floppy-armed cowboy doll. Oh—and we should mention that Andy’s toys can walk and talk when Andy’s not around? They come to life! They also have feelings, lots and lots of feelings! Woody and the other toys in Andy’s room always want to be played with, so they’re pretty nervous when Andy’s birthday rolls around and he gets a flashy new Buzz Lightyear action figure. Buzz doesn’t seem to realize he’s not a real space ranger, but makes friends with the other toys in Andy’s room anyway.
Woody is becomes super jealous of Buzz, who Andy plays with more and more every day. One day, Woody overhears that Andy can only take one toy out to dinner with him at Pizza Planet and he tries to push Buzz behind the desk. However, a lamp moves and Buzz is knocked out of Andy’s window instead. Even though it was an accident, the other toys are upset with Woody and blame him for Buzz’s fall. Andy settles on taking Woody to Pizza Planet, but Buzz has managed to tag along on the back of the car. Andy’s mom stops the car at a gas station and Buzz and Woody get in a big fight. Their argument gets so bad that they don’t realize they’ve fallen outside the car and are stranded at the gas station!
Woody and Buzz manage to catch a ride in a Pizza Planet delivery truck, but accidentally end up going with home Sid, Andy’s mean next-door neighbor who loves hurt his toys. At Sid’s house, Woody tries to escape, but he can’t quite get Buzz to go along because Buzz is so sad. He’s finally figured out that he’s a toy—he saw a commercial for himself on TV at Sid’s house. Buzz eventually helps Woody…but not before Sid tapes a rocket to his back and takes him out in the backyard to blow him up! Woody manages to come up with a plan to free Buzz with the help of Sid’s toys. They scare Sid by talking to him and Buzz and Woody quickly escape.
Unfortunately, they’re too late to grab onto the back of Andy’s car as it pulls out of the driveway to move away forever. The two rush after the moving truck by hopping on a toy car and lighting off the rocket on Buzz’s back! The other toys in the van reach out of the car to grab Buzz and Woody and they safely end up in the van! The next Christmas at Andy’s new house is a great one – until they hear Andy’s present is a puppy. Let’s hope he has his own chew toys!