Toy Story 3
Disney / Pixar
The toys are back! And all the original voice actors too. 🙂 Pixar/Disney brought us Toy Story 3 in Summer 2010. I was not able to see it until now because I missed it in theaters and waited for a copy through my library (MANY holds on this title).
Woody, Buzz, Slinky Dog, the Potato Heads, and the rest of the group are facing a new challenge. Their owner, Andy, is all grown up and going to college. What will happen to his old toys? Through an accident, the toys are donated to a day care. This seems like it could be a good thing, until they are faced with the harsh realities of playtime with toddlers and a dictatorial toy running the system. Will they ever escape the toddler room? Will they ever see Andy again? Watch this movie to find out!
I really enjoyed this movie. The story was fun for children and adults. It appealed to everyone because it had lots of action as well as touching friendships and a great message. I appreciated how the story was complete — it started with problems and worries, but ended with satisfying resolutions. I also liked how there was a running joke about Buzz in Spanish mode and how this joke even translated into the end credits, with the famous theme song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” was sung in Spanish (“Hay un Amigo en Mi”).
I think this sequel ranks up with the first movie for me. I didn’t connect with the second movie and had to strain to even remember its plot. This movie touched on a lot of points, such as friends becoming your family and doing what you’re good at, that connected on a personal level for me.
Needless to say, the art work is fantastic. The scenes inside the daycare were especially amazing because of the number and richness of all the detail. The DVD is nice too because it offers a number of mini-documentaries that allow you to get to know the people who created the movie. It’s a neat way for kids interested in a career in animation, or just anyone who’s interested, to see all the work that goes into making a computer animation movie.
I would recommend this movie to everyone! Of course, kids will like it. Who hasn’t imagined an active life for one of their toys? This is a great chance to see that come to life. It’s also got something to offer for adults as well. If you haven’t seen this one yet, plan this one for your weekend.