Let’s hear it for the toys
Toy Story 3, toys (not just) for tots, rated G, Regal Stadium 14, 4 chiles
When Toy Story came out in 1995 (where has the time gone?), it reflected the changing of the guard in animated film. It starred the cowboy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), representing old-fashioned, hand-drawn animation. Woody’s world is shaken up when the spaceman Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) enters. Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animation film, and like Buzz, it represented the shiny new wave of the future. But in the end of the film, Buzz and Woody learn to appreciate each other, and Pixar, the company that produced the film, established the gold standard of marrying oldfashioned storytelling to newfangled technology.
Toy Story 3 arrives just as Hollywood has grown infatuated with another technological advancement: digital 3-D. Unsurprisingly, Pixar nails this, too. The movie looks outstanding, with dazzling depth of vision, rich textures, and expressive characters. But it’s the storytelling that truly inspires. Based on a screenplay primarily credited to Michael Arndt ( Little Miss Sunshine), Toy Story 3 is a heartfelt tale of the value of friendship, the
To the third dimension, and beyond: Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Woody (Tom Hanks)