This Day in Entertainment History (November 22nd): Toy Story (1995) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Premiere

By: Sean Sporamn
By: Sean Sporamn
Two notable movies were released in the 1990s on November 22nd: Toy Story and Star Trek: First Contact.

Two notable films, Toy Story (1995) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996) were released on November 22nd in the United States.

Two notable movies were released in the 1990s on November 22nd: Toy Story and Star Trek: First Contact.

Toy Story was the first feature-length film to be made entirely through the art of computer animation. This was done by Pixar, which later went on to huge success. The original film was made for an estimated 30 million dollar budget, and made over 360 million dollars across the world. The first Toy Story film featured characters such as Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Woody (Tom Hanks). The series would go on to great success with multiple sequels and spinoff cartoons.

In 1996, Star Trek: First Contact was released. This was the first Star Trek feature film to have none of the cast of the original Star Trek series. It also introduced a new starship Enterprise, the Sovereign-class Enterprise-E. The plot involved an old nemesis of Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the United Federation of Planets—the Borg. These half-person, half-machine enemies threaten to erase humanity from history and its up to the crew of the Enterprise to stop them.

The two franchises have another connection outside of their calendar release date. In the early 1980s, Pixar animated a sequence for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan involving the Genesis Effect.


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