Published on September 16th, 2010 | by Melissa Roos0
Toy Story 3: Entertaining in New Ways
Youâ€™d be hard pressed to find a person that wasnâ€™t a fan of the original Toy Story. Back in 1995, the animation was revolutionary. Literally- it was the first feature length computer-animated film. It won an Academy Award for that very reason, and affected all of the animated movies that came after it.
This year, Toy Story 3 made its way to theaters. Normally, sequels arenâ€™t box office winners. Especially by the third movie, many moviegoers have begun to lose interest. Toy Story 2 came out in 1999, so it was entirely possible that the fan base had dissolved and the movie wouldnâ€™t be of huge interest.
That didnâ€™t happen.
The tagline was â€œThe Breakout Movie of the Summer!â€ and it certainly lived up to that high expectation. It was released on June 18th of 2010, and it grossed over $110,000,000 that weekend alone. It stayed in the Top 5 for 7 full weeks, and in the top 10 for 9 weeks. Clearly, the audience hadnâ€™t lost interest. It was the perfect family movie to see, since itâ€™s (obviously) great for children to see, but it also had an older fan base. Everyone was curious to go back and see if the characters were still able to charm audiences. And, truly, they did. The movie itself is about what happens to the toys when Andy goes away to college, and left people laughing and crying- but, most of all, recommending it to their friends and seeing it multiple times!
Now, theyâ€™re coming out with the new releases: a 2 Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2 Disc Blu-ray, or the DVD edition of Toy Story 3. The Disney- Pixar team actually provides a thorough look at what goes on behind the scenes. Learn about the animation process, the creation and development of the characters, and find out about what life is like at Pixar. As if the movie itself doesnâ€™t offer something for everyone, now we have the bonus features as well.
So, what will you really be getting? Letâ€™s break it down. If you go and simply get the DVD, youâ€™ll also be getting a short from the Pixar artist Teddy Newton, a closer look at all of Toy Story 3â€™s toys, an animation documentary of Buzzâ€™s visit to the International Space Station, a look at the Pixar editorsâ€™ pasts & how they got to where they are in their careers, a sneak peek at the new Toy Story themed playland at Hong Kong Disneyland, studio stories, and a look at the Toy Story 3 animators shaving their heads to mark the start of the film.
If you go one step up and head for the combo pack, youâ€™ll get all of that, PLUS some Toy Story trivia, director commentary, commentary from plenty of the other people that were involved, a story roundtable, Michael Arndt analyzing the opening scenes, the behind the scenes of the movieâ€™s most exciting scene, an exploration of character design, and the making of the blended short from the DVD.
Clearly, these people arenâ€™t playing around when it comes to educating and thoroughly entertaining their audience. Even just seeing the movie isnâ€™t enough, not when you can learn about what happened to create the final piece!