Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lee Unkrich|
|Produced by||Darla K. Anderson
John Lasseter (Executive)
Nicole Paradis Grindle (Associate)
|Screenplay by||Michael Arndt|
|Story by||John Lasseter
|Music by||Randy Newman|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Pictures|
Where do I begin? There is too much awesome-ness! Too many favorite things to start naming–so, I will say that Toy Story 3 is perfect! The perfect ending to a perfect trilogy. Humor–tension–fear–slap-stick comedy–anxiety–heartfelt separations–all of it wrapped into one package–yeah…just outstanding! It is a masterpiece celebrating imagination, friendship and loyalty.
Pixar has magic mojo! It’s quite impressive–their run of superior films just keeps adding up. (For the last 4 years their releases have been in my Top 5!) And with TS3 they create a fine tribute to the movie that started it all for them–Toy Story–which was 15 years ago! Crazy!
Dezi grew up with these characters–she was 4 when the original was released (and she eagerly exclaimed “I knew it! I knew my toys came to life!”)–and by TS3 she–like Andy–was heading to college. What an emotional roller coaster for both of us! Revisiting our beloved characters and saying good-bye–it was very difficult–but it also felt right–because there always comes a time to move forward–carrying the things you love with you–never forgetting them and thankful for what they have given you!
Thank you, Pixar. Thank you very much.