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Lasseter grew up in Whittier, California. His mother's profession contributed to his growing preoccupation with animation. He often drew cartoons during church services at the Church of Christ his family attended. As a child, Lasseter would race home from school to watch Chuck Jones cartoons on television. While in high school, he read The Art of Animation by Bob Thomas. The book covered the history of Disney animation and explored the making of Disney's 1959 film Sleeping Beauty, which made Lasseter realize he wanted to do animation himself. When he saw Disney's 1963 film The Sword in the Stone, he finally made the decision that he should become an animator.
For me, i think that is the reason why the toy story had been made, and also he personally gave the name of the toy of Andy names Woody same as his when he was young.
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy comedy adventure film produce by Pixar Animation Studios, for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the directorial debut of John Lasseter, the american film director, screen writer and film producer.