There's good news and bad news about the upcoming release of Toy Story 3. I'll start with the bad news first, which is that the movie is actually a "three-quel." In Hollywood, the dreaded sequel to a sequel almost always sees less history and silly plot.

They are seen as a way for the major film studios to "enter" once again by bringing back characters who have all become loving, and throwing them into a poorly written script that inevitably ends up bombarding and casting a dark shadow on entire franchise. Our love for the characters forces us to buy a ticket, even though deep down we know it's probably going to be awful.

So that's the bad news. What is the good news? Come on, it's Pixar, people! The same groundbreaking animation studio that has won audiences ever since the release of their first computer-animated feature back in 1995 (which happened to be the original Toy Story).

The films that followed, including such prestigious titles as Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, WALL-E and last year up, have all become a monumental success, earning a gazillion dollars worldwide and solidifying Pixar as one of the most dominant film studios on the planet.

And now Pixar is teaming up with the powerhouse that is Disney (the company's longtime partner) to add another blockbuster to their resume by once again bringing Woody and Buzz back to the upcoming release of Toy Story 3. A fan favorite among moviegoers , The Toy Story franchise is still Pixar's most beloved title and is considered a classic for me.

The studio made a sequel to the film in 1999, which was supposed to be an hour-long STV (Straight To Video) release. But after being pleased with the script and seeing how well the animation was getting, Pixar decided to make it a theatrical release. It turns out it was the right decision as Toy Story 2 continued to gross more than the original at the box office.

And now, eleven years after the first sequel, those toys are back in town. Toy Story 3 has most of Pixar's usual suspects attached to it creatively, including John Lasseter, who is credited for collaborating on the story and executive production. The film was directed by Lee Unkrich (a co-director on the second film), and the script was written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine).

A big reason why the first two films were so successful was the chemistry created by the cast and the voice talent that portrayed them. Fortunately, everyone from the first two films has returned to the third including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as everyone's favorite Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear. Favorites like Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and John Ratzenberger as Hamm are also on the playlist, as are beginners like Michael Keaton expressing Barbie's love interest, Ken.

The film touches on some very gloomy themes with a plot revolving around Andy, the young imaginative boy who owned all the toys who went to college as a young man. Apparently too old for his toys now, he decides to get rid of them and hand them over to his mother, who eventually donates them to a local daycare where all the little ones can enjoy. With Woody and Buzz and the rest of the toys facing a major turning point in their lives, they must face their new world head and learn to let go of their past.

So why a third film? Why should Pixar risk ruining the good name that is Toy Story? According to John Lasseter, it's about the story that the film tells.

“The secret behind these films is that not every film tries to repeat the same feeling or the same story,” Lasseter says. "We go into something completely different with the same set of characters and the same world. And therefore we are able to exploit a completely different set of emotions. When the toy is alive, the adults become with adult worries. Everyone can relate to these characters.Look at the world from a play's point of view is one thing, but looking at it from a character's point of view makes it a deeper and more emotional thing.The audience is able to relate to things in their own lives. the film has a completely different kind of emotion and depth to it. "

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So why a third film? Why should Pixar risk ruining the good name that is Toy Story? According to John Lasseter, it's about the story that the film tells.