For Your Consideration: Toy Story 3

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For Your Consideration: Toy Story 3

I'll stand behind this movie, to infinity and beyond.

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Oh please let this be a recurring column. I think I would love to hear the opinions of the staff on the Oscar nominations.

I'm going to begin by saying that I rarely enjoy seeing your name on an article, Elizabeth Grunewald, but I definitely, 100%, agree with this one.

Everything you wrote, from the generosity of children, to the incinerator scene is completely correct. The movie is a deep, amazingly-written, piece of art. If it were live action is wouldn't have worked, but computer generated it is one of my favorite films of all time.

Let's hope the old folks at the Academy don't simply push it aside because it's animated. I'm behind Toy Story 3 100%, and apparently, you by association. You tell me how to get Toy Story 3 a best picture nomination and I'll do it.

Thank you the great article Elizabeth, even if it did just restate the strengths of an already great film, awards or not, this one is going down in history as the best franchise closer ever made. (I hope, and yes, better than Godfather Part 3 :) )

Also, I just wanted to say that while I do absolutely love Pixar's movies (the shorts too). What thrills me the most is watching the company's growth artistically and intellectually. They just keep topping themselves. First, it was the Emily scene in Toy Story 2, then Finding Nemo. Walle was so amazing at the time I thought it would be untoppable. Watching the trailer for some movie about a flying house called Up seemed like Pixar was starting to run out of good stories. But then it came out, and wow! Even now I'd say that Up is a better movie than Toy Story 3, but not by much. A lot of the emotion I got from Toy Story 3 was from being familiar with the character from the previous films, Up managed to achieve that all on its own. I can't wait to see what Pixar has up it's sleeve next. No, not the Cars movies, never watched the first one, won't be seeing this next one either.

Wonderful article on an amazing movie, a nice read. I agree that it was more sad to see him playing with his toys in the beginning (I tried so hard to find the death bit sad but I just couldn't! Maybe it was because I knew they wouldn't be dying >.>) than the incinerator part.

Toy Story 3 one of my favorites ever. It moved me more than most other movies can say, and, in simplest terms, it's about toys.

Toy Story 3 works on so many levels and most of all proves that Death can be taught to small children without force or pain.

The absoloute bleakness of either Lotso's story, Sunnyview or the F word (F**nace) can reduce grown adults to tears, while keeping children enthralled. It's almost Kafka-esque.

That's Oscar-worthy imho.

I think I'm right there with you with the wishing.

Wonderful article!

"You've got a friend in me "
Actually I think looking at the soundtrack of every toy story movie they've all been done that way and this articl just doesn't do the previous movies enough justices

Im sorry to be a downer on the thread but its been a fairly good year for movies (at least high grade ones)
Innception
how to train your dragon (which i preferred to toy story 3)
kings speech
true grit
social network
127 hours
black swan
scott pilgrim
HELL PEOPLE will argue things like the A-Team and tron are more worthy (although if tron doesnt win best soundtrack im going hunting)

That's a lot of tough competition and im sorry but i believe a lot of what people loved about toy story 3 was the nostalgia of going back to something we know (which was well played by pixar) and i think an engaging original story is always more of a triumph.

(disclaimer, i did like toy story 3 a lot so dont have a go at me you flamers)

Nouw:
(...) I tried so hard to find the death bit sad but I just couldn't! (...)

I completely agree with you. There was a part of me that just couldn't believe that they'd all die. That being said, the final play session with the little girl, may have choked me up a bit. Just a bit mind you. The contrast of innocent joy and a recognition of leaving childhood make the whole scene profoundly bitter sweet.

agree 100%

also BBC did a pixar behind the scenes thing for their 25th birthday...everyone go check it out

Pixar: 25 Magic Moments its called, its on bbc iplayer for those who can see it

Angron:
agree 100%

also BBC did a pixar behind the scenes thing for their 25th birthday...everyone go check it out

Pixar: 25 Magic Moments its called, its on bbc iplayer for those who can see it

i loved that show
deffo agree that people should watch it.

and because its amazing

Great article, and I agree it should be nominated.

bahumat42: While I don't entirely agree with your list (We'll never agree on a top ten I think, and there are too many movies I've not seen this year...) you've still got room for two more movies in there as far as nominations go...

So even if you wouldn't pick it as the winner, what would you fill your list out with if not TS3?

Angnor:
Great article, and I agree it should be nominated.

bahumat42: While I don't entirely agree with your list (We'll never agree on a top ten I think, and there are too many movies I've not seen this year...) you've still got room for two more movies in there as far as nominations go...

So even if you wouldn't pick it as the winner, what would you fill your list out with if not TS3?

ahh yeah i can see how it might be interpreted that i don't believe it should be nominated. And for clarification purposes, it definitely does. And that wasn't my top whatever of the year that was just a list of better nominations this year (in my opinion). Although i do think anybody raving about ts3 should give httyd a good shake, its very entertaining.

Although ts3 would have to stave off the fighter and animal kingdom for a spot (imo) i my books it just slightly beats the fighter because that movie didn't resonate with me well.

HigherTomorrow:
I'm going to begin by saying that I rarely enjoy seeing your name on an article, Elizabeth Grunewald, but I definitely, 100%, agree with this one.

Agreed. Thanks for the article, Elizabeth, and I hope your pieces continue to get better.

Elizabeth Grunewald:
For Your Consideration: Toy Story 3

I'll stand behind this movie, to infinity and beyond.

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If the oscars are doing the "ten nominies for best picture" again (and they have no reason NOT TO now that they done it) it WILL be nominated. It was critically acclaimed, the highest grossing film of the year, their is only one negative review of it on Rotten tomatoes and the guy is an obvious troll, Up was nominated last year, it is going to be nominated. The question isn't if it will be nominated, but will it win. If Toy Story 3 wins the big award, it will change so much about hollywood for the better. After over a century of animation being "second string", "for kids", and "not worth important Hollywood's time", Toy Story 3 getting the biggest award any film can get will forever change that. Animation, finally, will get the respect it has tried so hard to get for so many decades.

Toy Story 3... wow, what a way to wrap up a series, you know? I'm sure a lot of us feel like we grew up with the three movies. I know I saw the first movie when I was around four or five and now I'm around Andy's age. I grabbed a couple of my old Transformers when I came home from the theater. Transformers and tissues. I mean, a tissue. Because I only had one tear. A very manly one. The same tear I would get if someone left a Doritos bag on an interstate.

Will Toy Story 3 win? I sure hope so. As was pointed out previously in this thread, Hollywood's always treated animation like its second banana and seemed to look down upon it. If it doesn't win, here's me pulling for Black Swan as both are transcendent pieces of film.

bahumat42:

Angnor:
Great article, and I agree it should be nominated.

bahumat42: While I don't entirely agree with your list (We'll never agree on a top ten I think, and there are too many movies I've not seen this year...) you've still got room for two more movies in there as far as nominations go...

So even if you wouldn't pick it as the winner, what would you fill your list out with if not TS3?

I likeed how to train your dragon, an

ahh yeah i can see how it might be interpreted that i don't believe it should be nominated. And for clarification purposes, it definitely does. And that wasn't my top whatever of the year that was just a list of better nominations this year (in my opinion). Although i do think anybody raving about ts3 should give httyd a good shake, its very entertaining.

Although ts3 would have to stave off the fighter and animal kingdom for a spot (imo) i my books it just slightly beats the fighter because that movie didn't resonate with me well.

I liked HTTYDragon, but the overall story arc was too predictable for me to consider it better than TS3. TS3 was great, though it has been argued the story was a darker re-working of TS2, I felt it hit everything just right.

Or maybe it boils down to the fact that I never had a pet that was just mine (still have some of my old Star Wars figures...), so I connect better with TS than HTTYD (which can grab a few tears if you're in the right mood..).

While Toy story 3 was in my top 3 I have to give best film of the year to "Inception".

Sadly TS3 will end up with the animation award and maybe music or something.

Angnor:

bahumat42:

Angnor:
Great article, and I agree it should be nominated.

bahumat42: While I don't entirely agree with your list (We'll never agree on a top ten I think, and there are too many movies I've not seen this year...) you've still got room for two more movies in there as far as nominations go...

So even if you wouldn't pick it as the winner, what would you fill your list out with if not TS3?

I likeed how to train your dragon, an

ahh yeah i can see how it might be interpreted that i don't believe it should be nominated. And for clarification purposes, it definitely does. And that wasn't my top whatever of the year that was just a list of better nominations this year (in my opinion). Although i do think anybody raving about ts3 should give httyd a good shake, its very entertaining.

Although ts3 would have to stave off the fighter and animal kingdom for a spot (imo) i my books it just slightly beats the fighter because that movie didn't resonate with me well.

I liked HTTYDragon, but the overall story arc was too predictable for me to consider it better than TS3. TS3 was great, though it has been argued the story was a darker re-working of TS2, I felt it hit everything just right.

Or maybe it boils down to the fact that I never had a pet that was just mine (still have some of my old Star Wars figures...), so I connect better with TS than HTTYD (which can grab a few tears if you're in the right mood..).

for me it was the voice acting and the original setting (yeah i know its a boy and his dog tale but the whole viking thing made it work for me). I just respect it so much because i went in expecting a bland kids film and came out impressed. The humor worked better for me perhaps who knows.

Toy Story 3 was a fantastic film, a brilliant, moving end to the trilogy - one that I don't think any other series has ever come close to. Not even Lord of the Rings was able to generate as intense emotions in the crowd; it was all too 'fantasy' and epic - it lacked the human scale.

As the OP says, I found the film really connected with my childhood, especially having grown up with the first two films - and unusually for a trilogy, I'd definitely say that this final part was the best, though probably only if you'd seen the previous ones to establish and develop the characters' histories.

i actually remember the moment i stopped playing with my old toys so this series has always hit close to home.

Pixar is my favorite movie studio ever, and TS3 is just another reason why.

I am not ashamed to say that Toy Story 3 made me cry. It's a beautiful movie.

*sniff*

Why, I'm getting teary eyed just reading about it.

Oh, Pixar, please never change.

Pixar isn't afraid to take a light, comedy franchise and make it dark for drama. Hell, even Finding Nemo dealt with serious mental illness. To contrast, they also know how to prevent themselves from going too far, and make really likable characters.

You can't beat Pixar at an animating contest. They are simply the best there is.

Toy Story Forever!

I was surprised by how typical the plot of Toy Story 3 was, but I also remember not liking TS2 that much for some reason, and it may be similar reasons. The humor was there, but it just seemed funny. Funny is ok, but it wasn't that funny, and the jokes were spread pretty thin by the end. Even some almost cringeworthy like the cybering Cera. They glossed over a bunch of stuff like some of the toys not being there any more, which seemed like a way to wave off an actor that didn't return. Forced love sidestories, and the one that kinda made sense, the Barbie one, was even shoehorned by fate or whatever at the last minute in a whiplash turnaround. Lots of typical looking sad moments where characters are overanimated and have unrealistic and drawn out reactions with accompanying music. The villain randomly getting karmic vengeance out of nowhere right after the events. It all seemed pretty uninspired and something more for a TV show than a once in a decade movie.

bahumat42:

Angnor:
Great article, and I agree it should be nominated.

bahumat42: While I don't entirely agree with your list (We'll never agree on a top ten I think, and there are too many movies I've not seen this year...) you've still got room for two more movies in there as far as nominations go...

So even if you wouldn't pick it as the winner, what would you fill your list out with if not TS3?

ahh yeah i can see how it might be interpreted that i don't believe it should be nominated. And for clarification purposes, it definitely does. And that wasn't my top whatever of the year that was just a list of better nominations this year (in my opinion). Although i do think anybody raving about ts3 should give httyd a good shake, its very entertaining.

Although ts3 would have to stave off the fighter and animal kingdom for a spot (imo) i my books it just slightly beats the fighter because that movie didn't resonate with me well.

I saw both How To Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3, liked them both, but I'll still rave about Toy Story 3. How To Train Your Dragon is good, perhaps even great, but Toy Story 3 is at a whole other level.

I'm one of the 6 people on earth who didn't even like Toy Story 1.

Toy Story 3 was a good movie, but lets not make it out to be the best movie ever made, because it simply isn't.

I might be alone in this, but I never gave a crap about Andy's relationship with his toys. It was the relationship among the toys themselves that I found interesting and the first movie is the best example of that. Andy always seemed like their fickle God whose attention they so desperately craved.

Pixar has the nasty habit of creating fantastic concepts that they never have the guts for to follow through with (see WALL-E and Up). And Toy Story 3 is no exception. Lotso was a great villain who ruled Sunnyside like it was his own personal Jonestown, but then Pixar completely cops out by not giving us a satisfying conclusion to his "ending".

And the ending of the movie itself doesn't conlude anything either, it just keeps the status quo.

It's a good movie, sure, but this whole glorification of it is a bit silly. I've seen a lot better animated movies this year, like The Secret of Kelis.

Well, personally I liked Up more than Toy Story 3 and I liked Wall-E much more than Up. So yeah, Toy Story 3 is somewhere in the middle of my Pixar list. It's solid and well written, but the wild originality and true inspiration of Wall-E are unbeatable for me and it is possibly my all time favorite love story. As for the awards, I really think that Pixar should win one for best picture at some point. It's mandatory. But not for a sequel. They can do better than Toy Story 3. The have done better. Plus, Inception was mind-blowing.

Bre2nan:
I saw both How To Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3, liked them both, but I'll still rave about Toy Story 3. How To Train Your Dragon is good, perhaps even great, but Toy Story 3 is at a whole other level.

QFT.

I loved HTTYD, and the ending was one of the bravest moves I've seen an animated film take. However, I loved Toy Story 3. The me, it's the ultimate trilogy, and a fantastic way to end it. 2 will always stand out to me as one of those perfect movies, mind (it's 4th in my Top 10 list - only Shawshank Redemption, Wall-E and Nightmare Before Christmas beat it).

That said, I never got to see Inception (I feel like I've failed, and may well rent it over the weekend). I want to see Black Swan too, before it ends. I just haven't had enough time this year...

HankMan:

Toy Story Forever!

Toy Story 3 was the zenith of the crazy world that is, movies.

I have to disagree. Toy Story 3 was the biggest let-down of 2010. I asked for it for Christmas so my family could all watch it together for the first time and at the end there was just this awkward silence as everyone tried to find something good to say about loosing two hours of their lives.

It was... shallow. The second they got to Sunnyside you could see the plot unfolding before you in a very A-B-C way. The humor was almost non-existent. The emotion was strongest in the first ten minutes when you realise

then at any point after that. And that final scene .

The moment in the

was close to powerful but couldn't help being negated by the absolute knowledge that I'd have felt something other than 'hurry up'.

In the end, Toy Story 3 was the kind of heavy-handed, halfhearted effort I'd expect from a 'straight to DVD' movie. I wish I'd researched it better.

Toy Story 3 is amazing. While I haven't seen all the greatest movies from last year, of the ones I saw Toy Story 3 was the best, Inception Runner up and Scott Pilgrim number three.

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