Every year a big blockbuster hits our cinema screens. This summer is no
different as the Toy
saga returns for its third outing and it’s set to be
bigger and better than ever. Toy Story
follows in the footsteps of other recent cinema favourites
and will be shown in 3-D, which is set to give audiences a whole new
angle from which to see the toys and their environment. This will help
to make the film, which is made using CGI, look better than ever.
When Toy Story first hit our cinema screens back in 1995 it was the
aesthetics of the movie that initially won praise. The production was
the first feature length to be produced using solely CGI and as with
all animated films, audiences appreciated the amount of time and effort
that went into making it look as good as it did. The environment in
which the film was set, Andy’s bedroom and the surrounding
neighbourhood, looked very realistic and allowed the toys to really
come to life.
As with most films, a lot of people put hard work in to produce the
final result, with John Lasseter one of the main animators behind the
idea and the final film. Lasseter has been working in animation since
the 1980s, but it was the original Toy Story that first brought him to
prominence. Since then he has gone on to work on the two sequels, as
well as being the executive producer for further family favourites
including Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Up.
It wasn’t just the imagery that impressed audiences, but the plots were
really gripping and people enjoyed the stories that were being told.
Never before had people seen toys come to life so vividly, and
audiences immediately identified with Woody and Buzz
. Alongside other characters such as Mr Potato Head,
Rex and Slinky Dog, camaraderie was quickly built up between the toys
that made it easy for audiences to side with them in the film.
Toy Story 3 will once again see Woody, a cowboy, and Buzz, a space
ranger, at the centre of the action as they try to get themselves out
of another difficult situation. Audiences will recognise the majority
of the characters, but as with the two previous films, we will once
again be introduced to many more toys. We first came across Jessie and
Bullseye in Toy Story 2 and they’ll also return for the franchise’s
third outing alongside more than 150 new characters.
Due for release on July 21st in cinemas up and down the country,
audiences have had to wait more than ten years since Toy Story 2 to see
Andy’s toys in action yet again. Set a decade after the events of the
second film, Andy is now heading to college and the action is based
around the theme of what happens to toys when children grow up. No
doubt Woody, Buzz and co will find themselves in some tricky
situations, and audiences will have their eyes glued to the 3D images
to see how the toys get themselves out of them for a third time.