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Saturday, June 19, 2010




The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3. Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”) directs this highly anticipated film, and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings. TOY STORY 3 will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Director: Lee Unkrich

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles.

Release Date: Jun 18, 2010

Rated G

Runtime: 103 mins

Genres: Animated, Animated, Family, Family


The original Toy Story started one of the greatest runs from a movie studio I’ve ever seen with only one slight misstep, Cars just felt up to Pixar’s standards. Toy Story 3 continues what has been an insane game of can you top with story and emotional weight that transcends the animated genre. The final entry in the Toy Story trilogy has all the hallmarks of the first two films and is a stellar send off to a fantastic series. A slightly more streamlined cast of original characters all have plenty of time to shine. Tom Hanks continues to give Woody his endless amount of heart and soul. The new characters all blend seamlessly into the fold with Ned Betty’s Lotso making for an incredibly worthy adversary. Michael Keaton is an endless amount of fun as the metro sexual Ken who has a taste for clothes. Lee Unkrick directs the film with a fluid hand and the larger set pieces are engaging, thrilling and incredibly tense at time. Needless to say there are endless moments of fun, adventure and drama throughout. Once the finale hit, in the purest testament to the overall strength of the story telling at play, I’d be hard pressed to find a person who hasn’t become invested in these characters and it’s theme’s and not be moved thoroughly.


The 3D is used mostly for effect but there are a few scenes where it’s fairly impressive but hardly necessary.

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