One hilarious mistake leads to another ! ! !

Toy Story 3 is set ten years after the second sequel and Andy's preparing for college. Most of his toys were either donated or put on a yard sale and only the special ones remained in his room.

Andy decided to take Woody with him while Buzz, Jesse and the others will be stored in the attic. Instead of putting the toys in the "Attic" box, he placed them in a trash bag, which his mom mistakenly thought as trash so she left them on the curb! The toys then thought that Andy no longer wants them and they decide to hop on the donation box heading to Sunny Side Day Care Center.

Woody tried to convince the toys that there has been a mix-up but they did not believe him. Woody left Sunny Side to return to Andy but he failed on his attempt and was found by Bonnie, a cute girl who stashes toys from Sunny Side and takes them to her room.

Sunny Side seems to be a haven for abandoned toys but it turns out to be a prison run by Lotzo, a bear that smells like strawberries. Lotzo despises new toys so he puts all new arrivals to the Caterpillar room, where the wild toddlers unknowingly torture them.

Andy's toys soon realized that everything that happened was a big misunderstanding so they tried to escape with Woody's help. Their goal now is to get back to Andy's room before he leaves the following morning.

Characters that caught my attention:

Woody – he has got to be one of the best PIXAR characters created. Both the animators and Tom Hanks did a great job in bringing this character to life!

Buzz (Spanish mode) – hilarious! I love his dance moves with Jesse on the ending credits.

Barbie and Ken – brings back my Childhood memories. Their "love" tandem is really funny!

Mr. Potato Head – he used a tortilla and a cucumber as his body! LoL!

Monkey with Cymbals –
scary!

Totoro – OMG! This is, I think, the first time that PIXAR incorporated an animé figure! Perhaps, they look up to Hayao Miyazaki-san too.

Bonnie – she is a very cute girl and is the female counterpart of Andy

Toy Story (created in 1995) is PIXAR's first feature film which also jump-started the 3D animation industry. Toy Story is also the first PIXAR film that had sequels. It has a very huge impact on animators around the globe. This pioneered 3D films but also almost ended the 2D films (as explained in the WALL-E special edition DVD). According to John Lasseter, it was not their intention to destroy 2D-films but they are encouraging other animators to accept new challenges, learn new things and improve the arts.

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I just met you . . . and I love you ! ! !

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"Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life." === Yahoo Movies

It has been months since I anticipated the release of this film and I did not regret watching it twice on different occasions (Friday afternoon with my siblings then Saturday night with my boyfriend).

PIXAR NEVER FAILS TO AMAZE!!! This is their 10th consecutive wonder and might be another award-winning film from Pete Docter. Both the animation and the story are SUPERB!

The animation is crisp and clear, and they brought the lighting and texture effects to another level!!! I admire and envy their staff at the same time.

PIXAR brought the usual mix of contrasting characters to make the storyline interesting. I found it a bit odd that a 78-year old retired balloon maker and a 92-year old shamed explorer can still do so many things. IRL, men would be affixed in their wheelchairs already. I guess PIXAR just wants to convey that old age shouldn't be a hindrance to continue dreaming and living it.

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Communication without “words” . . .

"After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, Wall-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve. Eve comes to realize that Wall-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, Wall-E chases Eve across the galaxy." Yahoo Movies

WALL-E is a great film! I watched it with my siblings during my day off and I can assure everyone that it's a MASTERPIECE!!! PIXAR has done it again! From the story to technical stuff – it's just AWESOME! All the characters are given importance regardless of how small their roles are and they're really funny. There are some tear-jerker moments as well as valuable lessons we can get. (hmm just rambling here haha!)

I wonder if the future will really be like this. Hmmmm~

*update Dec.3,2008* I bought a 2-disc DVD of WALL-E and it contains some scenes that were scrapped to give way to better ideas. It also has a short film containing BURN-E, the droid that got locked up when WALL-E and EVE entered the AXIOM. LoL!

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A family of SUPERS ! ! !

"Once one of the world's top masked crime fighters, Bob Parr–known to all as 'Mr. Incredible'–fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis. But now fifteen years later, Bob and his wife–a famous superhero in her own right–have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. Now he's a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment." — Yahoo Movies

Yeah, this is an old film but I recently bought a 2-disc DVD copy and re-lived the glory days of this PIXAR masterpiece.

I became emotional as well while watching because I can somehow relate to what's going on with the Parr family – my parents are also into some kind of argument close to their dilemma (no, not the 'super power' part, the 'marriage' part). How I wish mom heard what Edna said (and did) to Helen. LoL!

Anyway… As usual, PIXAR did a great job with the story and the animation. I keep laughing at the character design for Syndrome, though. He looks like Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z!

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