#3 Toy Story 3

Many toys all close together, with Buzz Lightyear and Woody holding the top of number 3.
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
Andrew Stanton
Lee Unkrich
Starring Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
Joan Cusack
Ned Beatty
Don Rickles
Michael Keaton
Wallace Shawn
John Ratzenberger
Estelle Harris
Jodi Benson
Blake Clark
Music by Randy Newman
Studio Pixar
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.

Resources: Wikipedia


About nediunedited

Who is nediunedited? A lover of cinema since the age of seven! All kinds–all genres. Films (TV and Books, too) have shaped my life–they were my escape, my inspiration and even my first role models. I do not rate my films in the traditional sense (no stars, grades, etc.)–instead I give you my opinion and my take on it–I do not give traditional plot summaries either, because I want you to go in clear–ready for your own experience. There is nothing better than discovering a fine film, without any other influence. (Personally, when I want to really see something I practice media shut out–I refuse to watch too many trailers, viral promos, reviews, etc–I have been known to cover my eyes and ears in the theater during trailers–LALALALA!) That’s me–hope you come by and visit! I will definitely make the rounds and find some of you out there, too.

One thought on “#3 Toy Story 3

  1. I did grow up with these characters! I watched as Andy left for college and I felt exactly as he did. I felt like I was leaving all these characters behind as well. Yet, I will always love and adore this films.
    I love you Pixar! Toy Story 3 deserves to be high on my list of greatness.

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