Another Oscar Night has come and gone and another lucky few animated films have been recognized by the Academy. I just barely managed to stay up for the animation awards this year. (This week’s Monday Movie post explains why.) As usual, I’m not taking the Oscars too seriously, but I do think they’re an interesting look at how Hollywood perceives animation and how that changes as the years go by.
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The following article discusses a new film currently in theaters. While I will try avoid revealing too much of the movie’s plot, there are going to be some spoilers. If you would prefer to avoid spoilers, see the movie first, then read the article. Otherwise, you’ve been warned.
I knew I wanted to see Toy Story 3 from the moment I knew there was going to be a Toy Story 3. (More accurately, from the moment I knew there was going to be a Pixar-helmed Toy Story 3. The eventually scrapped sequel that Disney’s now defunct Circle 7 Animation was less of a sure thing.) After all, this film would be the third in a series that included the first of Pixar’s animated features and one of my favorite movies of all time. So as the film’s debut grew nearer, I tried to learn as little about it as possible. I did see a trailer or two and ran into a couple of details here and there – some inadvertently. But I stayed away from books, news segments, “making of” information, and reviews. Even with this lack of new information, my expectations for the film were high, so high that my one fear was that no movie – no matter how good – could possibly live up to them.
Leaving the theater on Friday, I was not disappointed.