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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)

Tim Allen , Ed Bradley  |  NR |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Tim Allen, Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Bill O'Reilly, Mike Wallace
  • Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 8, 2000
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004T2SJ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,174 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • Buzz Lightyear Digital Comic Book
  • Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command Trivia Game
  • Rogues' Gallery Game

Editorial Reviews

Discover the story behind the ultimate space hero as he stars in his very own cartoon adventure! Woody made it big as the star of his very own TV show and you can bet Buzz Lightyear had an even bigger beginning! In an unforgettable action-packed saga, Buzz takes on the evil Emperor Zurg in intergalactic combat. Together with those hilarious Little Green Men and a whole new cast of exciting characters, Buzz Lightyear takes adventure and heroism to infinity and beyond!

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My two year old loves it June 23, 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
My two year old loves this video since it stars Buzz, his hero from the Toy Story movies. As other people have noted, this is not animated the same way as Toy Story 1 and 2; it is a straight-forward cartoon. That said, it is still a lot of fun. We've watched this together many times (many, many times...parents, you know what I mean) and I still haven't gotten tired of it. The script is funny and well written with lots of great one-liners, especially from Zurg. There are plenty of laser blasts and action, but it is pretty tame any my two year old didn't find any part of it scary. I wish they had done this in wide-screen, but that is a minor complaint (from me, not my son). I am looking forward to the next one.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Film, with some Good Characters August 18, 2000
Format:DVD
Initially, I had pretty low expectations for this film and expected that it would be a quickly completed low-quality effort released only to maintain the Toy Story cash flow. How many ways can they make money from "To infinity and beyond"? However, since my household includes a three-year-old boy, any new Toy Story item is a mandatory purchase.
I am pleasantly surprised how good the film is and how entertaining. My son is watching it repeatedly, and I have watched it three times with him. While the Pixar animators admittedly owe a huge debt to "Star Wars" (as they made explicit in "Toy Story 2"), Buzz Lightyear's story has the making of an interesting series on its own terms. I am looking forward to the next installment.
Buzz Lightyear, of course, remains an admirable super-hero as he zealously pursues Evil Emperor Zurg. His inherent "squareness" and single-minded determination to follow the Space Ranger rules are character traits that make him interesting. What I like about the film is the way it shows how even a super-hero can use a little help sometimes. Buzz's partners are eccentric and a bit out of the Space Ranger mainstream; it is nice to see the filmmakers give a nod of approval to eccentricity.
The film works as pure entertainment for children, but it also contains good messages about the value of friends, about persevering in the face of obstacles, and about how good always wins in the end. There is nothing subtle about the story or its presentation, but that is part of its charm.
Although you will buy this film for your children, the whole family might enjoy watching it. Even so, I sort of dread the new action figures that we might have to buy soon.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NIce show, but a little much for younger toddlers February 23, 2005
Format:DVD
That said, this is something that is a great continuation from the Toy Story movies. It is a cartoon and not computer animation like the Toy Story movies, in case you're wondering. It's interesting - how they kill off Buzz's sidekick and gives him a new one. But it really is a bit much for the younger toddler set. I guess I wouldn't recommend this much before age 6. It really involves a plot that is quite long and gets a little boring. I'm not sure that I'd watch it again and my little guy actually wanted to watch something else. He LOVES Buzz but this movie just wasn't up to par. The story basically served as an introduction to a series, but still, it could have been better and more appealing to the younger crowd as well. Again, I wouldn't get this for a toddler. It's just a bit much and too boring for them.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I was very impressed. September 7, 2000
Format:DVD
I bought the DVD of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins despite all the bad reviews given to it on Amazon. And I have to say, I was very impressed. It's not Toy Story, OK? Don't buy this expecting that, cause you won't get it. But it is a very witty, action packed movie, with a few twists and turns that I doubt anyone would predict. The animation is far better quality than most Disney direct to video releases, and some of the dialogue is great. Zurg is one of the only humorous villains that I have seen work on any movie. Most usually come off just looking goofy, but this movie really pulls it off. And although Buzz's character is slightly different from that of his Toy Story counterpart, he is still very lovable. Pretty much the only reason I gave it 4 stars was the running time. It's a bit short. But all in all, it's well worth the money, and I recommend it to everyone. I wish I could hope for the series to be this good, but the preview of it on the DVD makes it look like it will be horrible. Oh, and just to add a correction to an above review, in the beginning Pixar animated scene, Woody, Buzz, Rex, Hamm, and Wheezy all talk.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected June 11, 2001
Format:DVD
I bought this on DVD for my three-and-a-half year old son. He has enjoyed it just as much as Toy Story I & II (although the latter are clearly better, IMO). The plot is your garden variety save-the-universe stuff, the story moral is nothing earth shattering, and unfortunately, the animation quality is pretty much on the level of stardard Saturday morning fare (they use traditional animation instead of computer graphics like in Toy Story). But for a children's story, this movie has surprising wit, and that's what not only saves the story, it's what makes it surprisingly fun to watch--even on the tenth viewing... No, I wasn't rolling on the floor, but I found this a lot more amusing than some of Disney's feature film releases. If your kids already like Buzz from watching Toy Story, they'll probably enjoy this movie, too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Sci-Fi For Kids!
Fantastic animation, great story, superb entertainment for all-age kids who love sci-fi. I bought it for myself, not for my children, because it is simply great. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Bob Bello
1.0 out of 5 stars My son was sooo disappointed.
We can't play it! Darn thing is from the wrong damn country and our dvd player isnt compatible. My son was sooo disappointed.
Published 4 days ago by Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this show when I was younger it's just a ...
I loved this show when I was younger it's just a shame they never released all the episodes on DVD too :( but it was awesome to see all my favorite characters again
Published 5 days ago by Hanna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
grandson loved it
Published 5 days ago by ravenlock621
5.0 out of 5 stars i own this
i use to have this on vhs tape i never knew this was on dvd now i found it yay !
Published 2 months ago by dee54
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very happy with our purchase and delivery.
Published 4 months ago by Tiffany
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what we expected
Was not at all what we expected, it didn't hold my 2 year old nephews attention at all. We were disappointed.
Published 5 months ago by Monica Morann
5.0 out of 5 stars buzz buzz buzz
got this for my 3 year old . he loves it , watches it every day. all i hear 1st thing in the morning is buzz buzz buzz ....
Published 6 months ago by vance swafford
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worthy
This is a slap dash el-cheapo made for TV cash grab by Disney. Could have been a great interstellar buzz Lightyear adventure but instead is a cheap made for TV pilot movie desiged... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Christopher
1.0 out of 5 stars Won't play on any of my DVD players = Upset Child = Save your money!!!
I bought this dvd for my Buzz obsessed 4 year old boy who loved it when he opened it on Christmas morning. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Goaliedaddy
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There was never a DVD release the only way you could get your hands on any episodes was if you someone was selling a tape they recorded it on, sorry to dissapoint you I want that release too!
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