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The TOY STORY 3 - SLINKY Poster Exclusive is here!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with our exclusive TOY STORY 3 character poster. Disney sent these out to pretty much all of the online entertainment web folks with the idea of promoting tomorrow's big online launch of the Glorious Quicktime HD Tootsie Pop of a Trailer for TOY STORY 3 which is the first look at the actual film and not just something they whipped up promotionally separate from the film. But frankly, the best way to see this trailer is attached to TOY STORY 1 & 2 in 3D... which is in theaters right now. I saw this double bill at FANTASTIC FEST, where we were lucky enough to have an early debut of this very special treatment. Now - like most of you people with a soul that loves toys, sunsets and fields of flowers... we love TOY STORY 1 & 2. But Pixar's process of rerendering the original 2 films in 3D... it was stunning. It made me completely rediscover the film. Intellectually I knew the story, the twists and the beat - but the 3D made me forget all of that and be rewowed by the films. You really do owe it to yourself to check them out theatrically - as they're not out there much longer. If they haven't left already. This all brings me to the joy of talking about SLINKY here. My childhood dog was a weenie dog that I named Dr Demento. Yes, I was a fan of a certain radio show as a very small kid. Slinky has always reminded me of Dr. But click on the poster below and you'll see the original giant file where you can zoom in and see the incredible level of detail that Pixar has layered onto Slinky - the subtle wear and tear that would be upon a toy that has survived a rambunctious Andy. The scrapes and scruffs, the dirt and slight bit of damage. Its evident he was loved and played with. Can't wait to see this whole movie!

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  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST


    by StarskyandHushky

    should be fun

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    yep thats a poster

    by Basehead

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Who give s a FUCK

    by MacReady452

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    This film is going to rawk!!!!

    by TheWaqman

    Can't wait for it. And it should be fantastic in 3D. My icy heart has melted and I have fallen in love with Toy Story 2. These aren't my favorite Pixar films, but they are damn good.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Also let's hope they don't cop-out...

    by TheWaqman

    Andy is an important part of the series. If the toys just completely forget about him half-an-hour in that will be lame.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I broke many a slinky-toy

    by BDT

    in that manner. Rex needs to warn him to be careful!

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I don't have a problem with this movie

    by MacReady452

    but really? It is a kids movie and it is a poster. Aint It Cool? Not really.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    "It's a kid's movie"...

    by TheWaqman

    that will be undoubtedly better than all of the shit we sat through this summer.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Double Feature was the first time I saw these films

    by bigbadbua

    They're both fantastic. Pixar has the best track record of any studio going, and it was cool to see how it all started.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Odd Choice

    by Neosamurai85

    Putting the small character that's voice actor died and had to be replaced on the poster. I mean, Toy Story can totally survive without Jim "Earnest" Varney, but it seems odd bringing the character to the forefront now. Sorta like losing a minor band member, replacing them, and then releasing the next album focusing all around their contribution when nobody listened to the band for their occasional cellist.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Where's the reviews?

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    So many movies lately gone unacounted for...

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    And if it wasn't implied...

    by Neosamurai85

    it also seems kinda a mild slap in the face to Varney do this now. Then again, maybe this is part of a series of character posters. Still, odd one to focus on.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I had a piece of a slinky as a kid

    by kurdt420

    but I straightened it! Funniest line from GB2

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    by hungrysamurai

    I'm convinced that, if animated features were rolled into the "Best Picture" category at the Academy Awards, Pixar would trump the flesh-and-blood hack-productions more often than not. They are funny, tragic, timeless, and, despite their artifice, seem more organic than much of the more traditional crap that fills the theaters. As for the poster, the scuffs, etc. on the dog's body and feet are fantastic, but the eyes, tongue, and body wire are obviously CGI. It's a curious mix of photorealism and stylization. I find that odd--and I also find it strange that the tail wire has a more metallic texture than the body wire. That said, I'm sure the wife and I will be seeing the flick.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    This movie is going to make a bazzillion dollars

    by SoylentMean

    I'd like to say right now that this will most likely be the box office champ of 2010. Mark my words.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Who is voicing Slinky since Varney is dead?

    by Rex Manning

    Anyone know?

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Now my life...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    is complete. I'm die??

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    What are you looking at, you hockey puck?

    by Kief_Ledger

    Fantastic movies. Just got out of the double feature today and it was a truly incredible use of 3D. Go immediately.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Jim Varney's brother...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Joe Varney.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Fails! This movie is the forth Toy Story!!!

    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    There has already beens three Toy Storys. I nos this because i nos everything.<p>If you disagrees with me, you are the top cunts lip of a portugese whore!<p>This poster is highly copied from a Portugese movie called '3' which cames out in 1948 about a Portugese dog that gots cut in half by a falling number.<p>Jar Jar Abrams makes me mad! Grrrrr!

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by Kammich

    i agree with what he said

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I don't need 3D to be wowed

    by ballyhoo

    I really want this 3D fad to go away fast.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 Trailer

    by brizz Found it a couple a days ago. Looks funny :)

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    why is he so happy?

    by vin_diggler

    I thought he hated it when he gets all streched out?

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    almost tear up when veiwing the first 1/2 of that trailer

    by future help

    but you know...having a 3 year old son adds to the emotion.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    As long as Larry the Cable Guy doesn't step in...

    by MCVamp

    Slinky can be silent in the background for all I care.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    thanks brizz

    by vin_diggler

    i forgot how funny those movies are until I watched this teaser. Now I am looking forward to this movie. The Ebay line alone made me laugh out loud.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Great movie franchise, rubbish 'exclusive'

    by Lloytron

    No one cares about your 'exclusive' poster FFS.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    I must admit...

    by Seany-Wan

    The trailer for Toy Story 3 started out sad and sweet with the video of Andy as a kid. But they lost me at the end with Spanish Buzz Lightyaer. I hope that gag goes away quickly.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Fuck the haters

    by batman713

    You miserable fucks run to the talkback to spew shit about everything. Go back to jerking off Shrek you queers.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    just watched Toy Story 1 tonight

    by Stormshadow4life

    for like the 10th time. I really do love that movie more every time I see it..I might go see 1 & 2 in 3D sometime this week

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    I have faith in the Toy Story team

    by Arturo

    It should be good......But they have alot to live up to..

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Why do we need to look at Stinkys stinker??

    by tomcruise1

    Not digging this at all, too kiddy.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Buzz, Woody & Gang have the curse of immortality

    by ghostcuster

    Eventually everyone they know and love, will grow old and die, yet they always stay the same age. Throughout the centuries they will be adopted again and again and again, losing loved ones, until they long for the sweet end of death, that they can never have. Make that movie, Pixar!! :)

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    3D is a fucking rip-off!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Once again, we in the UK get ripped off...


    No double bill for us, we get the original Toy Story in 3D now and then have to wait till fucking January for Toy Story 2. <p> Once again we Brits have to shell out twice for something that you guys don't, do they think we're made of money or something? <p> This is the exact reason I never went to see Grindhouse and I still havn't to this day (If I didn't see them seperately at the cinema then why do they think I'll buy them seperately on DVD?) I still can't believe they havn't released the 'Definitive Grindhouse DVD' yet.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    No Harry...

    by unkempt_sock

    You're wrong. The 3d completely ruined the original films. Instead of getting to sit in the dark for 3 hours and enjoy two finely crafted pieces of art, I had to squint through the goddamn tinted bullshit 3d glasses, that not only darken EVERYTHING, but induce ass fucking headaches and have no regard for previous shot composition. I hope this 3D bullshit fad dies like it did the last two attempts.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8 p.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    a man without a sensahuma.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Buy Planet Terror & Death Proof for £3 a pop

    by pokadoo

    ...and watch the grindhouse trailers on youtube inbetween. Or save some cash, and just by Planet Terror.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    "our exclusive TOY STORY 3 character poster"

    by Wookie_Weed

    "Disney sent these out to pretty much all of the online entertainment web folks..." Not so exclusive, hey Harry?

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Unkempt, I thought Pixar was good about their brightness.

    by Lenny Nero

    "Up," unlike other recent 3D films, was raised higher so the glasses tint would bring it back down to normal.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    "Who gives a FUCK" LOL

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    i do. anyway whos replacing jim varney as the voice of slinky?

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST



    It's the principle of the thing.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    you refused to watch Grindhouse on principle.

    by vin_diggler

    well I'm sure you taught them a lesson! Sometimes you just gotta take what you can get.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I still can;t believe people are talking about Grindhouse

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It was awful, people.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    probably one of many

    by Horny4Harry

    i like it though

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    The trailer's pretty mediocre

    by HybridTheory

    Not that impressed, and Toy Story 2 is one of my favourite films. Nothing made me laugh, or even chuckle, and it felt "same-old" to me.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by vin_diggler

    I know I will probably regret this, but I am in the mood for a debate. So you want to back up that Grindhouse statement with reasons or are you just talking out your ass.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Yes, I can back up my statement

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It wasn't really a "movie". The acting was bad. The plot, was there a plot? Just because it was low budget, doesn't mean it had to be bad. Was anyone really acting in it? Hell, I could go for hours.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Toy Story is played, as in 3D

    by DoctorZoidberg

    3D makes movies LESS immersive. It is like looking thru one of those view-finder toys. Some flat image, slightly closer than the background does not constitute realism.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    hours huh?

    by vin_diggler

    Well I agree that it wasn't A movie, it was TWO movies. But that's just nitpicking. Was there a plot? um yea... just about every movie has a plot, granted some are more well thought out than others but the majority of movies have some sort of plot. There are some acceptions to this rule, I recall Andy Warhol filming a young girl sleeping for two hours and calling it a film. That I agree had no real plot (but even this is debatable). none the less, you still did not give any real example, just general statements that could be made of any film you or I may dislike.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    I love 3D!!!!

    by 3D-Man

    Then again, I am 3D-Man.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Wasnt the slinky dog voiced by Jim Varney

    by ThePilgrim

    Shit I'm suddenly sad now. Jim passed away many years ago, Before Toy Story 2 I think (Sorry TS2 is the only Pixar flick I have not seen) Who voices the dog now? Does he sound just like Jim?

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    That's some real...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Roger Ebert shit there Lockes. You could be paid for bein' a douche.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I hated those fucking...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Ernest movies.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Coming up next...


    'Ernest Needs a Blood Transfusion'

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Slinky Dog

    by cornponious

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Goes To Camp, Jail, Saves Christmas and the Chiodo Bros

    by ThePilgrim

    FX'ed Scared Stupid were pretty good for kid flicks. I was young enough to enjoy those, but I'll admit that the others were not so good. He was pretty good in Wilder Napalm.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Isn't Roger Ebert the go to guy around here?

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Harry wasnt that luck enough

    by TheKGB

    Nuke The Fridge beat you to all of em...sigh...but still a poster? Ain't that exclusive dude...(hey! new website name?)

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Something like that...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I was also being.....sarcastic.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    There was no TS3 trailer when I saw the double feature today

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Just the usual teaser that we first saw with Up back in May. I thought it was suposed to be a 15-minute intermission, with the trailer, but my showing only had a 10 minute intermission without it.<BR><BR>What a gyp. :(

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    That dog has ring worm!!!!!!

    by YackBacker

    I love him, regardless of his parasite affliction.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    All right, I saw the TS3 trailer on Youtube...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...and Spanish Buzz Lightyear is frigging HILARIOUS. Although seeing a college-age Andy makes me feel very, VERY old (I wonder if they kept the same voice actor?).

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    If you think 3-D is a gimmick...

    by fullrotor

    don't go to the movies and let the rest of us enjoy it...and maybe put one of your eyes out so you aren't bored by it during your daily travels out there in the 3-D real world. Thank-you.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    It's been out all day. Here's a still from the 1080p version

    by Orionsangels

    Andy v.2.0

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by tatoosh

    Amen brother. I'm beginning to think that the 3D haters are like these baseball purist assholes who think that Babe Ruth could stack up against Jeter and A-Rod. The game is changing, people.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Movie-list still has the trailer up, but via Senspace.

    by Orionsangels

    You might say it got leaked online early. I've been watching it all day. Young Andy from 1995 Toy Story looks different in Toy Story 3. Anyway, here it is at

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I will never say a bad thing about Pixar

    by Professor_Monster

    the last of the great storytellers. this is sure ot be great

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    No one gives a fuck what you say...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Professor Nazi.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    No, we just fucking hate 3-D...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    because I can watch a movie all fine and dandy without some fucking gimmick falsely pushing itself into my face. Fuck that. The story and voice work should do its own job without some fucking glasses.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    2-D is just fine for me.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    The new Slinky?

    by Barrock

    Larry the Cable Guy? :(

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Trailer's good enough and even funny!

    by Johnno

    I'm sold!

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN


  • Oct. 12, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    just saw the trailer! pants meet jizz!

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Hope This Fails

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Spanish Buzz Lightyear playa to the Latino audience and nothing else. It'a a crime that even Pixar has fallen into the trap of trying to please what can accurately be called "The Illegal Audience." Sorry, guys. FAIL!

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Wow it jumps right out at you

    by ReportAbuse

    its like u could reach right in and grab it lol

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    The pandering to the Illegal Audience?

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Yeah, Report, it really does.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    No, no. It's who gives a FLYING fuck. Yes, flying.

    by Heckles

    Cartoon teaser poster gets comments. Awesome. We all have nothing better to do.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    I love pixar

    by poopsies

    but is a third movie really necessary? what ever happened to incredibles 2?

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    No double bill in the Uk

    by gingerella

    Why are TS 1 and 2 a double bill in the states but seem to be getting separate re-releases in the UK? Fuck Disney, those shameless shylock bastards.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    I love modern 3D films. However...

    by Dreamwriter

    ...for some reason the 3D effect disappears for me after like 10 minutes, unless I look away from the film (like at the edge of the screen). And as for the guy who says Toy Story in 3D was dark and gave him headaches, I'd bet money he didn't watch it at all, because those are common complaints by people who hate 3D movies and don't watch them. Modern digital 3D does not give people headaches at all, unless the movie is constantly coming out of the screen to an extreme extent, straining the eyes - something which neither Toy Story 1&2 nor Up ever did at all: they sink into the screen. And Pixar pumps up the brightness a bit for their 3D flicks to compensate for the slightly darker glasses - it looked perfectly bright to me, and I saw Up both in 3D and 2D, and the 3D version *was* brighter than the 2D one when looking without the glasses.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Just caught the double feature this weekend

    by darthvedder81

    I've always loved the Toy Story movies but seeing them again all blown up huge and 3D really made me fall in love all over again. These movies are so warm and funny and truthful. The perfect mix of kinetic energy, humor and pathos. I think Toy Story 2 is still Pixar's best.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Disney definitely brightening their 3D

    by wildphantom07

    I was worried about Toy Story being too dark but was pleasantly surprised they've brightened it to compensate for the glasses.<p> Thrilled to see they'd done the same for Up which I saw in 3D on saturday.<p> Other studios take note!!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST

    When they can make glasses-free 3D

    by DoctorZoidberg

    THEN I will be impressed. Until then I think it is lame.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    For all the hysterical 3D defenders:

    by DoctorZoidberg

    3D is a gimmick. It is like going to Disney World and watching their little movies where things tickle your feet, air blows on you, and smells pump into the room. Fun yes, but a gimmick. IMAX is much more immersive than the flat-pop-out-floating-6-inches-in front of your face shit.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    What about IMAX 3D?


  • Oct. 12, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I'd be more excited about an original Pixar project

    by Mr Gorilla

    Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up - these guys are one bunch that don't rely on sequels or adaptations. Of course, I'm sure this will be really special, but I'd really rather see something new.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    3D gimmick

    by chimp242

    I find 3D to be a lot less "gimmicky" when it's retroactively applied to films like it was in Toy Story's case, and in Nightmare Before Christmas last year. There's no obvious feeling of "Well, they just did that shot because it would really use the 3D effect." Hell, one of the trailers before Toy Story 1 & 2 was for the new A Christmas Carol movie, and just in the trailer there were 3 or 4 of those 3D "money shots" and it was obnoxious. Also, it had Jim Carrey, which was also obnoxious.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Lincoln Center doesn't play the double feature on Weekends?

    by WickedJester

    What the fuck is that about?

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    yes, this looks goodm but will it beat This is It?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    "Glasses-free 3D"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Why is everyone so obsessed over this? Is it REALLY that terrible to wear a pair of glasses for 90 minutes? Hell, I have to fit the 3D glasses over my REGULAR glasses (I'm blind as a bat without them), and you don't hear ME frigging complaining.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    slow news day

    by Rupee88

    .sigh...this and the Bryan Singer "news"....AICN needs to try harder or just be content with posting less headlines

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    RIP Jim Varney

    by GeorgieBoy

    Hopefully the replacement does a good mimic job.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I agree...

    by Jamie McBain

    I hope that he does a great job, of voicing Slinky, whoever the actor is.

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