It’s approaching that time of year when production companies put out the ‘For Your Consideration’ posters in order to get the attention of the academy and build up a claim for their film to win those little gold statues known as Oscars. Disney Pixar has started a massive shout for Toy Story 3, which must get nominated in the Best Picture category for the 2011 awards. It was a very emotional film for everyone who watched it, don’t think I have heard or read a bad word against this film . . . so not since Return of the King or Shakespeare in Love has there been a film like this. The best reviewed film of the year as the posters say! Surely an animated film is going to win the Best Picture Oscar . . . will it be 2011?
If you regularly read my blog you would have noticed that I had been very much looking forward to see Toy Story 3 and I eventually got the chance when it was released on Monday. As the posters were being released I had been posting them on my blog, with lots of toys here. Posters featuring our already favorite toys Woody, Buzz, Hamm, Rex, Jessie, Slink and Mr Potato Head. So I thought it was about time to post all of the posters featuring the new Toys!
After such a long wait to eventually see Toy Story 3 (11 years to be precise), I went to the cinema on Monday for the 9.10pm showing and it was pretty full with people mainly around my age, that age being . . . well the children who grew up with the first Toy Story and it certainly took us all back to our childhoods and it felt great seeing our favorite toys on another adventure.
Inspired by a “become a fan” or now “like” on Facebook. I thought it was a good title to write some build up about the long-awaited third installment of Toy Story. To really get into this blog I guess I have to think back to 1995 and the release of the first Toy Story when I was 7/8 years old! So I had to be in the target audience for this film. I went to the cinema to see it and can remember totally loving it and I used to hope my toys came to life when I was not around (yes, probably extremely sad to admit that but it is true, and I am sure a lot of you out there felt exactly the same). The thought of your toys having adventures and everything really was just fantastic. Plus this was the first Pixar animation and so different to all the previous animated films we had ever seen.
The Woody character poster
I have to admit that it had been a long time since I had watched “Toy Story” (yes shocking I know) before I went to see it in 3D at the cinema on Friday night. I have to admit it was a very exciting thing to be seeing this film in 3D, it just felt so right that it was in 3D. Yes, you have probably seen it like a thousand times like I have, but still seeing it in 3D was very special. I now cannot wait even more to see the 3rd installment which is coming next year.