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Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 (2010)


Starring the voice of
Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
Joan Cusack

Directed by Lee Unkrich

After the dual success of Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 2 (1999), when the production of Toy Story 3 was announced many like me were not surprised, but I didn’t expect much, thinking what will be the next adventure for this crew. When the movie commenced with shots of Andy at his young age, I was smiling as it was good to see him all happy and his toys complete. Then it fades to show us Andy all grown up and ready for college, with the toys eager for some playtime with him. This new Toy Story animation had our Toys go through a stage when their owners are too old to play with them, and our toys got mistakenly donated to a Day Care, with Woody wanting them to go back to Andy’s who wants to move them to the Attic.

The new story of Toy Story 3, made me raise an eyebrow as I was eager to see what was going to happen next; it was from that point I knew this was going to be a fun ride, and a fun ride it truly was. The removal of some of the old characters and the addition of some new characters, added to the fun. Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 had it all, then there is the climactic scene near the ending where all of Andy’s toys were at a junkyard and with all heading to a sure doom, they held hands ready to go down together. I remember the feeling I got when watching that scene; I was like, “something better happen to save these guys.”

With Disney’s acquisition of Pixar in 2006, saw John Lasseter rise to be in charge of all Disney animation production, this gave more room to the production crew unlike the tight schedule and the back and forth talk they had to face while working on Toy Story 2. John Lasseter who directed the first two Toy Stories, stepped down from directing this one, because of the production of Cars 2 was in progress at that time, and he was directing it. So Toy Story 2's co-director, Lee Unkrich was the sole director of this film, and he did a good work as this movie can stand beside the previous two, with its head held up high.

Toy Story 3 won the Oscar for Best Animated feature and another for Best Original song, it became the highest grossing animation ever, grossing over 1 billion dollars and if you have taken the time to see the previous two Toy Stories then there is no reason you shouldn’t see this one.


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