Toy Story 3
In 1995, Pixar Animation and Disney Studios teamed up to tell their first story about talking toys and 15 years later with one only installment in-between, most of the toys are back in, Toy Story 3. Andy (voice of John Morris) is about to leave for college and although he’s planning to take his favorite toy Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) with him, he has to decide if the rest of his beloved toys are going to be stored in the attic, donated to a day care or dumped in the garbage. Andy finally decides to store Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen), Hamm (voice of John Ratzenberger), Rex (voice of Wallace Shawn), Mr. Potato Head (voice of Don Rickles), Jessie (voice of Joan Cusack), Slinky Dog (voice of Blake Clark) and the rest of the toys in the attic for safekeeping. As in most stories, there is a misunderstanding and the toys think Andy is going to throw them in the garbage so they elect to go to Sunnyside Day Care where there will be kids to play with them and a happy Barbie (voice of Jodi Benson) even meets handsome Ken (voice of Michael Keaton). Much to their dismay, they find out that the little kids mistreat toys and at night an evil pink teddy bear named Latso (voice of Ned Beatty) runs the day care like a prison camp. Fortunately, Mrs. Potato Head (voice of Estelle Harris) had lost one of her eyes back in Andy’s bedroom and can see Andy looking for his toys. (I started thinking: since I can’t see maybe I left my eyes under my pillow or in a dark drawer somewhere.) The toys now know Andy wants them back and they attempt to escape their day-care-prison. Not only is this film full of action, drama, and comedy, but it also has a great theme about friendship and loss. (No, I’m not talking about the loss of Mrs. Potatohead’s eye.) The script is fantastic with the toys escaping from a scary garbage depot and with the day care looking like a prison camp. The story is a little dark and may even be more entertaining for adults than for kids. Of course, it’s no secret that all three Toy Story movies have the best casts of voices for animated films. This may be one of the best trilogy’s ever and I’m giving it an A rating.
This movie has been given a G rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.