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October 23, 2010

Toy Story 3 DVD Review

They’re back! Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios present the critically-acclaimed, global box office smash Toy Story 3, an exciting, heart-warming story filled with humor, adventure and surprises, that reunites America’s favorite animated toys, Buzz and Woody, and introduces a whole new set of favorites to audiences around the globe. The world’s #1 animated film in box office history and The Walt Disney Company’s second biggest film of all time, Toy Story 3 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD November 2 by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Families won’t want to miss adding the Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2 Disc Blu-ray or the DVD edition of Toy Story 3 to their home movie collections. Fans of all ages who have come to love and cherish these unique characters, can explore them in a whole new way as the Disney●Pixar team provides a more in-depth look into Pixar Animation Studios and the creation of its characters with hours of exclusive bonus features on the Blu-ray Disc version of the film including filmmaker commentary with Director Lee Unkrich and Producer Darla K. Anderson, amusing views of life at Pixar, analysis of favorite scenes, the Toy Story Trivia Dash game, and much, much more!

Toy Story 3 marks Pixar veteran Lee Unkrich’s feature directorial debut and the return of Pixar’s favorite composer Randy Newman, with the addition of Academy Award®-winner Michael Arndt’s (Little Miss Sunshine) compelling original screenplay. Tom Hanks (Angels & Demons), Tim Allen (The Santa Clause), Joan Cusack (Confessions of a Shopaholic), John Ratzenberger (Up) and Don Rickles (Toy Story 2) reprise their roles as the voices of the iconic characters Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Hamm and Mr. Potato Head, respectively, and are joined by new characters voiced by Michael Keaton (Herbie Fully Loaded) as Barbie's romantic foil Ken, Timothy Dalton (Hot Fuzz) as the thespian hedgehog Mr. Pricklepants, and Ned Beatty (Rudy) as the cuddly Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, among many others, as the toys face a new adventure as Andy prepares to go off to college.

Suggested retail prices for Toy Story 3 are $45.99 (US)/$52.99 (Canada) for the 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), $39.99 (US)/$47.99 (Canada) for the 2-Disc Blu-ray, and $29.99 (US)/$35.99 (Canada) for the Single Disc DVD.

Our Review:
If you did not get a chance to see this movie in the theater, I highly recommend picking it up from the stores when it is released on November 2nd. My husband and I took our daughter to see it in the theater, and we LOVED it! Typically, sequels are never as good as the first film, but we really thought that Toy Story 3 was our favorite out of all three. It is one of our favorite movies. I am not going spoil the movie for you by telling you what exactly what happens, but toward the end of the film, these was a scene where the toys were holding hands and they thought that they were going to die. It was a very touching and emotional scene, I started a cry a little and when I turned to look at my husband, I noticed that he got teary eyes too (shhhh, don't tell anyone). While it is a great kids' film, it is also a wonderful films for adults to enjoy as well. I thought the relationship between Ken and Barbie was really funny. I was also excited to see that Totoro made a cameo in Toy Story 3. Totoro is created by Hayao Miyazaki who is a long term friend of Pixar founder John Lasseter. I love Miyazaki's work and Totoro was one of my childhood favorite film/chartacer (I not so secretly wish that I have a bed in the shape of Totoro-- yes, that's the nerd in me talking), so I was excited to see Totoro in the movie as well. We are so glad that we got a review copy and we are planning on having a playdate at our new house (once we are all settle in) so that DD's friends can enjoy the movie with her.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from WDSHE publicity for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.


Eve said...

Thanks for the review! And Im glad to know its not a dud like I thought it would be, which is why I didnt catch it in teathers!

Night Owl Mama said...

we havent' seen this yet but were hoping to pick up a copy

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