“Now Woody, he’s been my pal for as long as I can remember. He’s brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special, is he’ll never give up on you… ever. He’ll be there for you, no matter what.” – Andy
Number of Times Seen – 4 times (4 Sep 2010, 2011, Jan 2013 and 30 Oct 2013)
Brief Synopsis – Woody, Buzz and pals are back. Andy is going off to college and they fear what will happen to them.
My Take on it – It took 11 years for this movie to be made and the guys at Pixar once again prove that they know how to make great movies.
This time the question they ask is how do toys feel when their owners grow up and leave the house. The gang learn what it’s like to be a toy in a day care center.
This is perhaps the most sentimental of the 3 Toy Story movies and in some ways the story and plot surpass the previous two. The advancement in technology once again works in Pixar’s favor since it has allowed them to keep perfecting their animation techniques.
Returning voice talents are Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn and John Ratzenberger all return and are joined by Ned Beatty and Michael Keaton.
Only the third animated film ever nominated for Best Picture (Up (2009) and Beauty and the Beast (1991) are the other two).
This movie also has the distinction of being the only sequel to be nominated for Best Picture where it’s predecessor wasn’t.
Bottom Line – One of the best Pixar movies. Great to see the gang again. Highly Recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy