Friday, April 15, 2011

The Prime of the Series: 'Toy Story 3'

This is one animated series that has remained entertaining and focused through the years.

"Toy Story 3" Poster

Toy Story 3” opens in tragedy, as Buzz, Woody, and the gang are struggling to get Andy’s attention. They are disappointed when they realize that Andy has more important things to worry about, particularly college.

As Andy is sorting through his belongings, he decides to keep the beloved toys in the attic together. Everyone would be sticking together, except Woody, who would be going to college with Andy.

A mix up occurs and the toys accidentally end up as donations to a daycare, and Woody, attempting to rescue his friends, is separated from Andy.

The Toys Arriving at the Daycare

Let down and hurt from not getting chosen to go with Andy, Buzz, Jessie, and the others decide to embrace their new life at the daycare and are anticipating more play time than they’ve had in years.

After a clash with Jessie and Buzz, Woody turns toward home. On his journey back, he learns that the Sunnyside Daycare is a prison.

While Woody is making plans for a jailbreak, his friends are attempting escape. They make new friends who help them stand up against a toy mafia.

Attempting to Escape

Andy’s toys realize that they are supposed to be there for him, even when it gets tough. After Andy is reunited with his childhood toys and cherished friends, he begins to understand that he should give his toys to someone who can use them. He gives them to a girl at the day care, telling her, “Now, you gotta promise to take good care of these guys. They, mean, alot to me.”

The audience holds back tears as they watch a mature Andy say good-bye to the toys who helped him grow up.

Andy, Woody, Buzz

Toy Story 3” is a phenomenal children’s film for parents and children alike.

This movie stars the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack. The cast pulls the audience’s heart strings through the characters. The new characters which were added to this third film brought in comic relief, as well as tension.

A touching story of growing up, “Toy Story 3” is a sentimental family film. Of course, talking toys aren’t very realistic, but probably symbolic of parents letting their children “leave the nest”. However, there was some confusion for me at the conclusion of the movie because it seemed that the toys had finally decided on their loyalty to Andy, then Andy determines that he needs to let them go. “Toy Story 3” scores a 4.5 out of 5.


  1. I love love love this movie. I have seen it like 8 times!

  2. I love this movie. I started to tear up at the end of it because I remember what it was like getting rid of my toys. Definitley the best of the series.

  3. I liked the first Toy Story the most, because thats the one I grew up with. Yet my daughter loves this one and Ive had to watch it a ton of times.