Woody, Buzz and Mr. Potato Head are back on the big screen in their third appearance in a special Toy Story double feature in 3-D. Generations past and present will be able to enjoy some of America’s most popular toys for a limited time in their promotion of the third installment of the series set to release June 18, 2010.
The 3-D translation of the popular family movie is stunning, to say the least.
No extra scenes were added to the movies in their third theatrical appearance, but the new, subtle 3-D effects give the whole story a little more flavor and doesn’t shove the new movie presentation down the audience’s throat. None of the effects are overdone, and the new polish on the visual scheme of the film gives viewers convincing eye-candy.
The double feature shows the films back to back, which could be problematic for small children or those with short attention spans, but the spectacular reinvention of these classic family movies is all the reason one needs to stick around for the full three-hour presentation.
For those that haven’t had the privilege of seeing the two animated movies, the story chronicles the adventures of toys that come to life when their owner isn’t around and the emotions that they encounter when they are replaced by newer toys or more “grownup” items.
The movies boast a high-profile voice acting cast, including Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Joan Cusack as Jessie and will include Michael Keaton as Ken and Whoopi Goldberg in an unnamed role in Toy Story 3.
The third movie in the series is set just before Andy, the toys’ owner, leaves for college. The toys are
dumped into a day care center, which puts the toy-box bunch in the mouths, hands and pockets of drooling preschoolers.
As Buzz says, “to infinity and beyond.”
The original production was the first big-screen movie to be made by Disney Pixar and premiered more than a decade ago. The story of some of America’s favorite toys brought to life revolutionized the way that animated movies were made.
Following the release of Toy Story, Disney Pixar released family favorites like The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, WALL-E and the recent critically acclaimed Up.