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TOY STORY 3-D!!!!

Hey folks, Harry here - just got this press release from Disney & Pixar announcing this very exciting development in what we will expect in TOY STORY 3. Disney DIgital 3D is an amazing technology and this will be amazing. I just hope the story is there. TOY STORY 2 was indeed superior to TOY STORY - but TOY STORY 2 felt like a concluding tale. Adding a new dimension - isn't enough - to be a great and worthy Pixar sequel, they have to add another dimension in character and story telling. Here's the release...

TOY STORY TRIO GOES 3-D Burbank, CA – January 24, 2008 - The Walt Disney Studios is taking the latest advances in digital 3-D technology “to infinity and beyond” with ambitious plans to debut new Disney Digital 3-D™ versions of Disney- Pixar’s “Toy Story” on October 2nd, 2009, and “Toy Story 2” on February 12th, 2010, it was announced by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. Both of these beloved animated features are being newly converted to 3-D in advance of the June 18th, 2010 release of Disney-Pixar's "Toy Story 3," which is being produced as a 3-D motion picture and will represent the state-of-the-art for the genre. Veteran Pixar filmmaker Lee Unkrich (co-director “Toy Story 2”) is directing. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker John Lasseter (director of the first two “Toy Story” films and chief creative officer for Disney and Pixar Animation Studios) will personally oversee the creative side of the 3-D conversions for “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” with his acclaimed team of technical wizards handling all the necessary steps in the conversion process. Commenting on the announcement, Cook said, “‘We are committed to bringing moviegoers the best and most exciting 3-D movie experience, and we think they’re going to love seeing Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and all the wonderful ‘Toy Story’ cast of characters in an eye popping and dazzling way. John Lasseter and the animation team are putting all their passion and hard work into making this the greatest 3-D experience yet, and we’re excited to share their efforts with audiences everywhere.” Lasseter added, “The ‘Toy Story’ films and characters will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we’re so excited to be bringing this landmark film back for audiences to enjoy in a whole new way thanks to the latest in 3-D technology. I am sure that this is going to be nothing short of fantastic and people are going to be blown away by the experience. With ‘Toy Story 3’ shaping up to be another great adventure for Buzz, Woody and the gang from Andy’s room, we thought it would be great to let audiences experience the first two films all over again and in a brand new way. 3-D offers lots of great new possibilities for the art of animation and we will continue to use this new technology to tell our stories in the best possible way.” In converting “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” to state-of-the-art 3-D films, the technical team is retrieving all of the original digital elements and rebuilding them in 3-D. Originally released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1995, “Toy Story” was the first feature film from Pixar Animation Studios and director John Lasseter. The film went on to receive Oscar® nominations for Original Score, Original Song, and Screenplay, and earned Lasseter a Special Achievement Award “for the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film.” “Toy Story 2” was released in 1999, and reunited voice talents Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, in their roles as Woody and Buzz. The film became one of the most popular animated features of all time, and received an Academy Award® nomination for Original Song.
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  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Brilliant.

    by mefrog

    YES.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Pixar Gotta Eat!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    You knew it was coming.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Shrek 3D

    by Vincenzo1975

    ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.....

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    yess!

    by crazy4dragons13

    except i only have 1 eye and cannot enjoy 3-d. but i loved the first 2.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    TOY STORY 2 better?

    by Nachokoolaid

    That's ridiculous. The original is at least an 8/10 for me. The sequel felt hollow and like "more of the same" without a fresh story. I gave it a 5/10 at best.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Call me they go 5D

    by theremustbeCHAOS

    then I'll get excited

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    ughh

    by slkboxrman

    whooooooooopdie doooooooo, does anyone actually care ?

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    toy story 1 was the best of the two

    by Jubba

    IMO, of course. i'm excited for TS3D tho

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    "Hey Buzz, where'd you get that new belt?"

    by Murraypalooza

    "They come standard issue, Slotted Pig"<br /><br /> Ahhhh, ignorant Buzz. Simply the best. :)

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    The gimmick that wouldn't die.

    by MaxTheSilent

    3-D sucks ass. Always has, always will. No matter how much money they pump into it.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Dr. Tongue's 3d House of Pancakes

    by classyfredblassy

    Man I'd love to see on the IMAX 3D format. That would be enough to put shivers on your goosebumps, as Count Floyd would say.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I care

    by slone13

    <p>I quite enjoy all of Pixar's movies.</p> <p>I highly recommend picking up the DVD of their short films. It's great to watch the evolution of their style and animation over the years.</p>

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    DO I HAVE TO WEAR GOOFY 3D GLASSES?

    by Orionsangels

    IT'LL NEVER WORK!!!

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Pixar has yet to fail me.

    by dorian_mode

    I hope they will continue with this trend.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Original > Sequel

    by The Real MiraJeff

    Toy Story 2 is one of the greatest sequels ever, up there with Aliens and The Godfather 2... but there's no way it recaptures the sheer magic of the original. I love Toy Story 2. It's a great movie and one of my favorite Pixar films but Toy Story is the original shit and frankly I don't think Pixar will ever surpass it.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    oh yeah...

    by The Real MiraJeff

    either way, Toy Story in 3-D is ridiculously cool news. I can't wait to relive my childhood memories. Plus, we all know Andy's mom will be even hotter in the third dimension...

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    How about we just get a new movie?

    by FlyinHawaiian

    Make Toy Story a trilogy. Nuff' said.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Shrek 4D

    by Rev. Slappy

    That movie at Universal sucks! But Terminator 2: 3D still kicks some ass!!

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    The Real MiraJeff

    by BetaRayBill07

    Yeah I wanted Andy's mom too....no Andy's dad in sight baby!!

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    FlyinHawaiian

    by BetaRayBill07

    Um dude......they have these really interesting things in school called reading classes...go check it out sometime.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Where is Moriarty's Cloverfield review?

    by Francis Begbie

    I'm sorry to go off topic but I am really interested in his thoughts.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    As long as its better than Night of the living dead 3D

    by Jugdish

    god that was terrible

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Any news is good news.

    by Detective_Fingerling

    I'm just glad they've finally got real news on a third Toy Story. The first and second movie don't have rank in my opinion. They both have great positives with not many (if any) negative qualities. I can't put one over the other.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Incredibles or Nemo > Toy Story 1 or 2

    by RedRockPest

    So long as it's better than Cars, I don't care. I still can't believe Pixar managed to make a film worse than Shrek 3. http://tinyurl.com/yszllq

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Nemo sucked

    by Rupee88

    Toy Story 1 and 2 are the best and throw the Incredibles in there too....the rest are all so-so or downright sucky (mostly so-so)

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    3D will always fail as long as u have to wear glasses

    by Orionsangels

    50 years and it's failed. get rid of the special glasses. create somekind of holographic 3D technology using light and the screen. look at this clip from Japan. Lochness monster attacks Tokyo Harbor. no 3d glasses needed! http://tinyurl.com/39bcxg

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    converting the old films to 3D...

    by Rupee88

    ...sounds like a very monotonous process. I'm sure it will look spectacular but what a pain in the ass it will be for the tech guys.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    You failed 3-D

    by Orionsangels

    I am a regular movie watcher, like my father before me.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    best news of the day...

    by jig98

    i'm pysked. the 2 films are classics. i can't wait for the third.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Hey BetaRayBill07

    by FlyinHawaiian

    Okay, well if you weren't fucking retarded, you'd see that I think we don't need the 3-d shit, and just need the third movie. Or are you still in those classes?

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    and Beowulf 3D was a huge artistic success

    by Rupee88

    If you saw that in 3D and were not impressed, you are blind.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Rupee

    by RedRockPest

    You just devalued any opinions you may hold with that last claim.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    FlyinHawaiian

    by FlyinHawaiian30

    i thought i saw a similiar name floating about...

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    no RedRockPest

    by Holodigm

    Rupee's right - artistically speaking, Beowulf was a massive succes. you simply cannot argue that that movie had the best 3D ever made up to 2007. now if only the movie didn't suck...and boy did it...

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    > > <

    by wackybantha

    Yep, the GREATER THAN symbol PWNS the stupid LESS THAN symbol, BABY!!

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    "Well, slotted pig, they're standard issue..."

    by Osmosis Jones

    "Prepare to meet Mr. Angry Eyes! AHHHHHHH.....!"

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    > > <

    by wackybantha

    Yep, the GREATER THAN symbol PWNS the stupid LESS THAN symbol, BABY!!

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Star Wars 3D

    by Prossor

    didn't The BEARD say the saga will be relased in 3D

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    OK holodigm

    by RedRockPest

    If you can have a "huge artistic success" while ignoring the story, the direction and the acting, then fair enough.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by GibsonUSA

    Someone just said Cars is better than Toy Story 2?<BR> wow...

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Toy Story CG dated?

    by GibsonUSA

    In a world where Veggitales is in theaters now? Cars' CG wasnt that amazingly Toy Story crushing...I don't see how the cars were any significantly more or less detailed than Buzz Lightyear. I'm sure CG has improved, but not so dramatically that Toy Story 3 will look out-of-this-world different from 2. CG still looks as fake as ever.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    CG in Toy Story supposed to look photo realistic?

    by Orionsangels

    GibsonUSA, The CG was supposed to impress, but it's not and never was the central focus of Toy Story. It's the story that drives the film. It could have been regular 2D animation and it still would have been engaging.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    I was responding to the guy who called Toy Story"90s animation"

    by GibsonUSA

    I dont see any new significant standards that have been reached in terms of CG. CG in live action movies look as fake as ever, and CG cartoons flooding the theaters are often rushed and look like crap. "90s animation" kicks the ass of many of todays CG movies.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Pixar and sequels

    by enderandrew

    I thought Pixar was quite vocal about not liking sequels in general, and they demanded that Toy Story 3 be axed. Honestly, if Pixar made another sequel, I was convinced it would be Incredibles 2.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    GibsonUSA you were responding to no one bitch!!!

    by Orionsangels

    You will bow before me!!! Hehe just kidding, but wouldn't it have been funny if I had seriously responded like that? hehe. I see what you're saying though. It seems like more love and attention was given to CG back in the 90's. Well isn't it obvious. Back then CG was something new and exciting. Most importantly, inspiring. The undiscovered country. Now it's old hat and so you get these lazy uninspired programers. Making countless CG animal movies.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Incredibles is a perfect standalone movie.

    by GibsonUSA

    Though the selfish fanboy side of me wanta a bigger, badder, and louder sequel. But watch it again...its perfect as a standalone.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Live action CG is like the wire-fu used in Chinese movies.

    by GibsonUSA

    The best cases are when you cant even tell they are being used.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Sequels suck and Pixar knows it.

    by Laserbrain

    SELL OUT

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Harry > MiraJeff

    by Loosejerk

    In pure gravitational pull, I'd imagine.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Well, they don't *always* suck

    by Laserbrain

    But Pixar should never need to do them. I'd rather a brand new great story than any kind of sequel. Pixar's mantra was always "story" not "franchise". 3D Toy Story. Like they oughta spend three years making that instead of blessing us with another film as grand as Ratatouille.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST

    3-d

    by bibble 3000

    I like the idea, and I really want to love this news. But the 3-D really doesn't work right, yet. The tech that they think they have isn't there. Unless you happen to be someone who has perfect vision and are sitting in the dead center of the theater, then it just doesn't work. And I wear glasses... damn if I don't hate having those crappy plastic films over my lenses. Earpiece doublage making me look like Will Smith.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 1 is a classic. Toy Story 2 not so much.

    by Pipple

    The cowgirl bitch is annoying and what the hell is newman doing in the movie? Didn't he get killed by a dinosaur? Anyway this sounds like it could be cool. Don't fuck it up pixar.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST

    speaking strictly from a dramaturgical perspective,

    by chiahead

    there is one loose end that hasn't yet been tied up. one potential story that could enhance the mythos of this franchise and not just bastardize or sell itself out. And that is we never really got a reason for why Woody doesn't remember that he's vintage. While it might just as easily be something we never examine, I think there's a lot of potential there to mine another completely original story that doesn't compromise what's already been laid down.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    toy story 2 is best

    by cloudrider`

    i'm welcoming the 3rb. let me guess, there will be a flashback scene to a better time. it's not a lasseter movie wihtout nostalgia.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Crap! I'll need two dv cameras glued together to pirate this!

    by Pixeldriver

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Wake me when they go double D.

    by Pixeldriver

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    The Incredibles was a rip of Blasto starring Phil Hartman

    by Orionsangels

    Crappy forgotten PSone game

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    just wish they have more balls

    by cloudrider`

    just wish they would break the mold once in a while and just make a hard edged grown up cg film. with all that talents, why they still feel the need to just make family movies? why not go beyond talking cars/fish/toys/bugs, etc? you think after all their success they will try something different, instead we went back to a talking rat movie. <p> the japanesse have given us ff:advent children, and while the story sucks there, it shows us some of the best sequences ever commited on film. it'll be only a matter of time when they learn how to tell a good story to go with their actions, and if by then pixar are still playing cutesy with talking animals, i'm afraid it'll be their loss.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    "Toy Story" does look rather 90s, especially compared to "Ratato

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    FYI

    by jerseycajun

    Pixar dumped the story that Disney had written for Toy Story 3, not close the door on making their Toy Story 3. That said, for me it's the least anticipated of their upcoming announced films in production.

  • Jan. 24, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    A sequel to The Incredibles?

    by The Baker Man

    Although I agree with GibsonUSA re: its standalone quality, it's hard not to anticipate a kickass sequel to such a brilliant movie. TS2 was proof that Pixar can make a quality sequel. Better than TS1? Not sure, but both are great fun. Hopefully, TS3 will be as well.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Film Springfield, Re: 90's look

    by Mace Tofu

    It looks like the films will be re-rendered from the original computer files so they could update the texture maps for a "newer" and still be the same movie just with updated ( more detailed ) graphics. This looks better than making a 2-D movie into 3-D like the did with SUPERMAN RETURNS only about 25% worked and Clark running thru the cornfield was lame in Faux 3-D.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 easy to write?

    by Orionsangels

    The child that owns Woody, Buzz and all the gang has out grown the toys. Abandoned and lost. The toys must now search for a new owner. The adventure begins.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:14 a.m. CST

    < <

    by Kragmose

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    FlyinHawaiian30

    by FlyinHawaiian

    Good name choice ;)

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    3D = BIGGEST MOVIE GIMMICK EVER

    by metaluna

    Toy Story looks 'outdated'? Are you mental? It was done with a style, not in some attempt to be realistic. I can't wait for this 3D shit to fail. It stinks of desperation for the studios to be making films where midway through a scene there's a bit where Beowulf (for instance) shoves a pointy sword at the audience JUST SO WE KNOW IT'S 3D and nothing to do with the story. Once the wow factor has worn off this gimmick, what next - the return of smell-o-vision? What was that crappy rumbling gimmick they used on 'Earthquake'? Come on. Make better movies with better stories, you gimps! We don't need this. It's for amusement parks.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    photorealistic CG will never happen

    by Rupee88

    not when it comes to animated humans...not in our lifetimes or that of our grandchildren. Not until AI is developed and can take it all to the next level. Humans are capable of creativing CG of people that will fool anyone.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST

    did you fuckers see Beowulf 3D?

    by Rupee88

    It was one of the most beautifully "shot" films I've ever seen. And the 3D effect was forgotten after awhile and you just did feel more immersed in the film...just blew me away. The story wasn nothing great, but was serviceable and didn't get in the way of the visuals. That dragon sequences just fucking amazing in 3D.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST

    What the fuck?

    by Mattyboy122

    Toy Story 2 is better than Toy Story? In what world? Pass whatever you're smoking in my direction, because that shit must be off the wall.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Rupee88

    by Orionsangels

    iN Beowulf, after a while I got into the story and just forgot they were CG. That's what a good movie should do.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    I've yet to experience today's 3D technology.

    by JDanielP

    (In addition to being a TOY STORY fan) I hope to someday get the opportunity to see what this 3D-fuss is about. How about somebody tell James Cameron,..."Get to crackin'!"

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Man

    by Series7

    this is my favorite movie ever. What theaters show these???? Just like the Nightmare before Christmas 3-D movies. I've never seen it playing anywhere near where i have lived.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I am asking because

    by Series7

    there is no way that I am missing this. I drive to another damn state.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Toy Story without Jim Varney?!

    by TheMcflyFarm

    I don't know bout that.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Rupee88

    by slone13

    While I will admit that Beowulf was certainly amazing to look at, it doesn't come close to anything by Pixar. And they didn't get the eyes right.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    rupee88 re: story and visuals

    by necgray

    Um, "the story didn't get in the way of the visuals"???? I gotta question your priorities, man.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST

    are they stupid?!

    by mansep

    they should release 3D versions of 1 and 2 AFTER toy story 3. they should debut disney 3d with the new film so that it's fresh and new and interesting..... by releasing the first two films beforehand they are effectively releasing spoilers for their own film! by the time 3 comes out people will be like "yeah, ok, i get it... what's new?"

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Sick of CG...

    by ZeroCorpse

    ON one hand, it can look great and I love PIXAR. On the other, the whole CG animated movie thing has gotten out of control... <p> Take one story about misfit member of "Group X".<p> Combine with re-warmed plot about discovering you're special because you're unique. <p> Add several well-seasoned celebrity voices <p> Combine into computer animation. <p> Add Smashmouth's "Rock Star" <p> Add a dash of Randy Newman's music<p> Throw in a few tunes sung by the cast. <p> Shake vigorously on TV spots. <p> Pour into theaters for two weeks, then into DVD cases to chill. <p> RINSE AND REPEAT, but with different animals/creatures for "Group X" <p> <p> Seriously. Just about ANY computer animated movie fits this formula. It's pathetic. Ratatouille, Toy Story, Ants, and so on-- All basically the same movie with different characters playing each role. <p> To give credit where it's due, Pixar did it first, and they did it best, with Toy Story.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Lots of confusion on the sequel rumors...

    by DreadPirateRoberts

    OK, Someone who knows better can correct me on this, but Pixar was happy to make TS2, but began making it for straight to video. Someone liked what they saw and increased the budget to make a theatrical release. What pissed Pixar off was that Pixar's contract called for a certain number of original films, even though Disney pushed for the film to go theatrical, Eisner later decided that the film did not count towards that agreement.<br><br>As for TS3, Pixar was not opposed to it per se. They were opposed to the Disney plans to make it without Pixar when things were looking bad between them. Pixar wanted THAT version killed and it was when they made nice and merged. So whatever the plot is, it is very likely NOT one of the ideas for TS3 people heard about before.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Oh, and as for TS1 vs TS2...

    by DreadPirateRoberts

    Sure, the first has the advantage of having the original magic, but I agree with others that say TS2 has the stronger story. It is not a rehash. It is a distict idea about the whole toy vs collectable thing. Maybe not 'better', but more thought out an idea. And Jessie's song is still my favorite of the 2 films.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    toy story

    by Uncle_Pooch

    sorry....i felt unmoved afetr both these films...to each their own i guess....the Paprika DVD is great tho

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:07 a.m. CST

    It'll still be the same plot as ALL their other films

    by hoisin

    ...a character gut’s lost (physically or emotionally) and has to make a journey (physically or emotionally) home (physically or emotionally). They're still great though, and 3-D is a natural progression, so why not re-visit their original and still most famous characters.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:23 a.m. CST

    to conspiracy

    by cloudrider`

    because you dont need talking animals to make a great story. just ask miyazaki. or ozamu tezuka. or mamoru oshii. pixar is too imaginative to just limit themselves this way. then again, americans always love their talking animals. so i guess if they keep making them, people will always go see them.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Can;t wait!

    by FILMFUNK

    Toy Story and Toy STory 2 were like Starwars and Empire Strikes Back of their day and it wont be a drop in quality like Return of the Jedi (which was still great) so Bring on the 3rd act in the best series of movies in modern times!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST

    FlyinHawaiian

    by BetaRayBill07

    "Make Toy Story a trilogy. Nuff' said." Yes.....Enough said indeed. Now go drink your morning mangoo and get to the bus stop so the short bus can pick you up.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    Are they going to re-render them in more detail too?

    by V'Shael

    With computing power having gone up a lot since TS1 and TS2, that shouldn't take as long.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Big Deal...MAKE A NEW ONE!

    by FleshMachine

    lame.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    3D done right is great.

    by tack

    I hope they do a good job. Disney lost it's stereoscopic supervisor (Phil McNally) to Dreamworks. He was responsible for the 3D in Chicken Little, Meat the Robbinsons, and the Nightmare Before Christmas conversion. He is was the reason they all looked so good. It was more about good judgment and technique than new technology (The projection technology isn't that different from the 1950's really). Usually the people who hate 3D have seen badly made 3D films or have weak depth perception. I really don’t know why people complain about the glasses. Whats the big deal? A lot of people wear glasses in everyday life. It’s still the best way to view 3D in a theater. New “No glasses” techniques have come and gone many times because they never live up to the hype.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Don't get the 3D haters....

    by Ghostball

    Are you all cross eyed or color blind something? Not that there's anything wrong with you if you are - well, there is, but not necessarily your character. But movies in 3D these aren't like 'It Came From Outer Space' or 'Jaws 3D' - the specatacle is incredible! Incredible I say! I'm going to see every 3D film going, provided that they are also doing something exciting in terms of story. Beowulf did both, IMO. Looking forward to U23D, I'm gonna be there for Toy Story 3, and I sure as hell ass gonna be there for frickin Avatar. See you by the (3D) pool...

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    'Spectacle'...

    by Ghostball

    Forgot to type properly, because my mind was too pwned for a moment by the whole spectacle aspect of the stuff it was thinking about.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Andy should be an adult in this one

    by performingmonkey

    He should be an adult and he's become a toy collector or something. Wasn't the rumoured story flying around about Buzz being shipped off to Japan or something and the toys have to go to save him? Personally I think that sucks as an idea.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    tack...

    by Ghostball

    Yeah - the glasses are no big problem to most us, I dare say, and will continue to get better comfort and function-wise over time.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I'm curious if?

    by Rando Calrisian

    I curious if the people who are complaining about 3-D have been to one of the more recent 3-D movies such as Beowulf, of even the re-release of The Nightmare Before Christmas, or Monster House? <br> <br> This is not your mama's Red and Blue cardboard 3-D shit, there is some pretty damn incredible work being done in this format. Yes you have to wear special glasses, but the effect is truly incredible. If you know it is best to sit in the center of the theater, get there early, and stake your claim. <br> <br> I'm really looking forward to seeing these films in a new light. Should not only be cool, but these might actually be the films that finally get audiences into the theaters to see this newer 3-D technology.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I can't wait

    by MacTard420

    Toy Story 1 & 2 are two of my favorite all time flicks. This will be an awesome time in the theatre!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Laserbrain, sequels suck?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Lethal Weapon 2, Empire Strikes Back, Aliens. Not only worthy sequels, but better than the original. Some even say the same of Godfather 2, but I'll stick with the first one.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Mind you...

    by metaluna

    ...you can sell some people any old shit as long as it's in a shiny wrapper. Why am I not surprised. I've seen Beowulf. I saw Spy Kids 3D. I saw Meet The Robinsons. And Superman Returns. It's a gimmick. Something the studios are using to get people off the internet/download thing and back into cinemas. They're panicking, just like they did when TV was first introduced and it's SAD.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    And still, no Spaceballs 2?

    by GibsonUSA

    And Meet the Spartans is released?

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    They should do Monsters Inc. 2

    by zooch

    I'd love to see John Goodman and Billy Crystal together again, they made a great team. Pixar always puts the story first, so I'm not worried about Toy Story 3D. Course it just won't be the same without Slinky dog. Incredibles is the best Pixae film to me. Can't wait for Wall*E though.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    The whole story arc is of the toys fearing irrelevancy

    by GibsonUSA

    The whole concept of Toy Story are the toys' fear of Andy growing up...of them being not wanted, needed, or loved anymore.<BR> Toy Story 3 should go into the meat of this...yes Andy should be older now...and the toys must battle for relevancy or find a new place in their world.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    What happens when Ando discovers Video Games?

    by Rando Calrisian

    Will the toys be put aside for some horrible video game system ala Master Control Program?

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Andy, that is...

    by Rando Calrisian

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Why 3D glasses suck...

    by ZeroCorpse

    It's because if you ALREADY wear glasses, then you're expected to put a bigger, bulkier pair of 3D glasses over your prescription lenses, and that is just plain uncomfortable for 90 - 120 minutes. It's also not the greatest way to actually see the effect, since you're getting it through two lenses and it ends up a little distorted. <p> They could at least make a 3D lens clip-on for those of us who are near-sighted.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    They cant

    by Tacom

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    They can't top Toy Story 2

    by Tacom

    That was a great sequel. Why bother trying?

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I was entertained by BEOWULF 3D...

    by Rakafraker

    ...as well as every other person in the theatre I was in (half-way through Beowulf's run at that!), but we'll always hear from the vocal minorities, I suppose. I agree that the tech needs some work (and I'm sure that's going on as we speak), but was highly effective for me.<p>I loved Toy Story 1 and 2, favorite is still Incredibles (STILL on the edge of my seat from the ending), so I'm sure I'll dig Toy Story 3D.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to Star Wars 3-D????

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Wasn't it announced a few years back that the whole Star Wars saga was going to be re-released for Imax 3-D?? Just another Lucas pipedream, or did it take a back burner to the TV shows and the new Indy.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    i think blake clark should replace jim varney..

    by jig98

    as the slinky dog. nobody would know the difference!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Lasseter Hates sequels

    by emeraldboy

    So i find it very odd that now that he is the king of disney Animation that he is doing this. Igor tells lassetter what to do. Igor wants Toy story three. He is gonna get toy story three. I loved the trailer for wall-e but I wont be suprised if it tanks. If there is one saying Pixar would do well learn and start learning Its Familiarity breeds contempt!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Well stated ZeroCorpse

    by Orionsangels

    Also some of us have big heads and most everything in our socety is geared towards skinny people, the best clothes, amusement park rides, mini-coopers

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I was eating m&ms & my 3D glasses kept falling off

    by Orionsangels

    I had to babysitt the 3d glasses on my face the whole time and couldn't enjoy the movie. elimnate the 3D glasses and maybe like sound and color film. it'll take off.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Toy Story had one of the best all around

    by skimn

    vocal casts for an animated film. I love how Disney milks their library for every last dime..but this does deserve the 3D treatment, which made Meet The Robinsons look great, even though I forgot I had even seen it hours later.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 3D!!!!!

    by Johnno

    I want to see more dimensions!

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    motherfuck 3D

    by cousinwalter

    not that I really have anything against it, but this recent surplus of 3D movies and Cloverfield make this a pretty shitty time for motion sickness-prone movie goers such as myself

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Booooorrrriiinnnngggg...

    by abulafia24

    Wake me when they remake Jaws 3D. Yeah, I'm talkin' 'bout that damn shark's mamma.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 2 is good but not as rewatchable as the first

    by darthflagg

    Probably because the dialogue doesn't have the same level of wit that Joss Whedon brought to the first film.

  • Jan. 25, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    When Harry calls the sequel "superior"...

    by D. Allusion

    It's tempting to say "to each his own," but, really, he'd have to have his head up his ass to think that.

  • Jan. 26, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Wake me when Genndy and his Orphanage Animation

    by Dingbatty

    release the Samurai Jack film, and that Viking thing they teased on the Sam Jack season 4 dvd set.

  • Jan. 26, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    I hope this is the last one

    by supertoyslast

    A Toy Story trilogy would be great - especially if they stick with the ending hinted at on the Ultimate Toybox boxset. I seem to remember Toy Story 3 & 4 being announced - but I can't remember if that was the aborted Disney version or the new Pixar version.

  • Seriously.. I am no where near a fan boy.. but how could you say anything negative about Toy Stories in 3D?!?!?! Wish there was an Ignore list.. so I could just add names easier.. and pare down my talkback reading.

  • Jan. 28, 2008, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 2 still good, but their weakest film

    by desloch

    Every Pixar movie is good, but I'd say Incredibles and Monsters Inc are the best and Toy Story 2 is the worst (dunno why everyone is down on Cars... it's right in the middle if the pack IMO). <p>Some trivia: Toy Story 2 was actually based on the original ideas that they came up with for Toy Story 1. Billy Crystal turned down the role for Woody before it was offered to Tom Hanks. He was happy he got a second chance to work with them on Monsters Inc.

  • Feb. 6, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    LAST

    by BilboRing

    BITCHES!!!!