I was but four years old when the first Toy Story came out. I still have it on video. I remember how excited I was when the second film came out in 1999 and, 11 years later, I was even more ecstatic about the third film. I’ve seen it twice now.
In part it’s the same old story about toys getting lost and trying to get back to their owner. But it also says something very poignant about those toys you’ve left behind. It makes me feel guilty about the bags of toys that are in my attic and will never be played with again.
Now you think I’m crazy. Oh well.
It really is a great film though. I find it hard to understand how a child would enjoy it, surely something I find so entertaining can’t engage them too, but that would be the magic of Pixar. The animation is fantastic, the characters are very lovable and it’s hilarious!
As ever with Pixar there are lots of “easter eggs” (little references to other films and characters), a pretty full list has been posted at /Film. Don’t look at the list until after you’ve seen it, but definitely do before you see it a second time!
So, basically, I love it. A lot. I’m still a big kid at heart.