TOY STORY 3
Great Redemptive Rescue
Starring: The Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim
Allen, Jopan Cusack, Ned
Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael
Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John
Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris,
Timothy Dalton, John Morris,
Jodi Benson, Emily Hahn,
Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Garlin,
Whoopi Goldberg, and Blake
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 103 minutes
Distributor: Pixar/Walt Disney
Pictures/Walt Disney Company
Director: Lee Unkrich
Executive Producer: John Lasseter
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
Writer: Michael Arndt
Address Comments To:Robert Iger, President/CEO, The Walt Disney Company
(Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax Films, and Buena Vista Distribution)
Rich Ross, Chairman, Walt Disney Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
In the story, Andy is finally going away to college. He wants to put his toys in the attic, but accidently, his mother gives away all his toys except Woody to Sunnyside Daycare. Woody, the ultimate good guy sheriff who never ever gives up on doing the right thing and protecting his constituents, tries to rescue the toys, who are in danger of being destroyed by the rambunctious young children at the day care center, especially the bratty ones. Slowly, the undisciplined daycare children start destroying the toys piece by piece.
It turns out that the villains are not the children, but some of the other toys, who serve a dictator Lots-O-Huggin Bear named Lotso. Lotso has turned Sunnyside into an Animal Farm, Communist Concentration camp. As the good guys try to escape, Barbie rebukes the dictator and tells Lotso that government is from the consent of the governed.
Working with some of the new friends they’ve found, the toys escape from the day care center but some of them end up in the garbage. Who will rescue them from being destroyed with the rest of the trash as they travel down the conveyor belt to the fiery furnace reminiscent of Hell?
TOY STORY 3 is funny, playful and highly entertaining. You will cheer, cry and laugh until your buttons pop. It is so poignant at times that the tears flow freely. It will help every parent and child reflect on their life.
The movie is plotted perfectly. The direction and voice acting capture and move the audience. At the screening, the audience cheered.
Some of the movie is very scary with the characters almost crossing the line into horror, so be forewarned.
Best of all, the movie presents a powerful, poignant picture of being delivered and redeemed.
Pixar and Disney have hit another home run with TOY STORY 3.
By the way, the opening cartoon, DAY AND NIGHT, usually a Pixar treat, is a propagandistic, tedious diatribe on accepting and even loving differences as two asexual, male type characters learn to love each other while a radio voice chastises the audience for being too conservative by rejecting change. That said, this short can be explained in different ways, such as in God’s creation there is no fear of the unknown, but in humanist, chaotic, evolutionary worldviews, there is fear because there is no God of love who designed the universe. So, help your children see beyond the obvious interpretation of the animated short.
TOY STORY 3 is funny, playful and highly entertaining. You will cheer, cry and laugh until your buttons pop. As usual, the animation is brilliant! Best of all, the movie presents a powerful, poignant picture of being rescued and redeemed. Pixar and Disney have hit another home run with TOY STORY 3! There are a few very light innuendoes, but parents and their children will definitely want to see it.