Week 15: Toy Story 3 (2010)

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This is only my second, maybe third, time watching this movie. I have to say though – I thoroughly enjoy it!  It’s classic Disney magic with the epic Pixar animation that I love so much.  There are so many memorable scenes, from Hamm playing the harmonica while they’re all locked up in jail to Ken modelling his clothes for Barbie, the incredible special appearances by Mr. Tortilla Head and Spanish Buzz, to the final scenes where the toys all hold hands facing the fire at the dump, Andy’s mom says goodbye (just try not to bawl!) and Andy introduces Bonnie to the whole gang.

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Plot Summary: The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home. (www.imdb.com)

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Fun Facts (From www.imdb.com):

An early version of Lotso can be seen in Toy Story (1995) during the staff meeting. Woody asks if the toys “up on the shelf can hear” him, and we see a shot of a big, pinkish bear. John Lasseter wanted to use Lotso in the original Toy Story, but PIXAR had troubles getting the fur right.

For Big Baby’s one line for the entire movie (“Mama”), the crew had a lot of babies audition by recording them saying the line. The baby that was chosen was named Woody. In fact, the director joked that was the reason why they chose that baby.

By the time Toy Story 3 (2010) was made, Pixar animators had figured out how to animate things like water and fur. Although being able to realistically animate fur was originally a concern for Toy Story 3 (2010) animators, the real animation challenge was trying to animate the trash bags in the movie. Because trash bags have special properties such as how it reflects light, animators spent weeks trying to get the trash bags correct.

The first sequel to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar without any of its predecessors being nominated.

The first Pixar film to be released in IMAX theaters.

Favourite Character: Bonnie

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Favourite Songs:

“You Got a Friend in Me” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-gtO7vzFo4

y en español https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7OJ4id4oIA

Quotable Quotes:

We’re going into attic mode, folks!

C’mon, let’s go see how much we’re going for on eBay.

“This is no time to be hysterical.” “It’s the perfect time to be hysterical!”

Ah heck, you don’t know me from G.I. Joe.

Want some coffee? It’s good for ya, but don’t drink too much or you’ll hafta….you’ll hafta…be right back!

F.A.O. my Schwartz!

Hey! No one takes my wife’s mouth except me.  Give it back, ya furry air freshener!

Sunnyside is a place of ruin and despair, ruled by an evil bear who smells of strawberries.

You’re not a toy. You’re an accessory. You’re a purse with legs.

You can’t hit each other! That’s my job!

I feel fresh, healthy. It’s terrible.

Yes, I’m back. Where have I been?

I’m going away now, but I need someone really special to play with them.

The thing that makes Woody special is he’ll never give up on you. Ever.

So long, partner.

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Final Thoughts:

This almost beats Toy Story as my favourite movie of the franchise.  In 2018, we’ll get to see the story continue when Toy Story 4 comes to theaters. I can’t wait; can you?

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5 Mickeys out of 5:

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Next Week’s Movie: Inside Out

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