Toy Story 3

The second sequel to the film that put Pixar on the animation map


Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

The pitch

This second sequel to the film that put Pixar on the animation map sees Woody, Buzz et al experiencing more of the comic traumas that come with life as a toy. With their owner Andy off to college, the toys are rounded up and donated to a local daycare centre, but it’s not long before homesickness kicks in and an epic journey back to the bedroom ensues.

The word

Movie history has featured the odd sequel that improves on the original (Aliens, The Godfather 2), but rarely has a threequel come out as a favourite. On the plus side, there are lots of new characters – including happy supercouple Barbie and Ken – but, if we’re honest, the story sounds too similar to the first two to have us as excited as we should be.

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