November 22, 1995: Toy Story Surprises Everyone
Today in 1995, Disney and Pixar's first collaboration, Toy Story, was released. The film was a massive critical and commercial success, much to the surprise of those involved with its production, including Steve Jobs. The film went through several massive rewrites, most notably is the fact that Woody was originally a tyrannical, villainous ventriloquist dummy. The film holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has spawned numerous (and, mostly, equally successful and well-received) sequels.