18 December 2010

JR Late Night Movie Review: Toy Story 3

JR's Movie Rating: (9 out of 10 Stars)

Box Office Records

U.S. Domestic Total Gross: $415,004,880
Philippine Domestic Total Gross: $3,435,588
Worldwide Total Gross: $1,063,084,173




TOP 6 Highest Grossing Film OPENING WEEKS
TOP 5 Highest Grossing Film NON-OPENING TUESDAY
TOP 1 Highest Grossing Film OPENING WEEKENDS - JUNE
TOP 7 Highest Grossing Film SECOND WEEKENDS




Name of the Film: TOY STORY 3 
Date of Theater Release: June 18 2010
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Lee Unkrich
Writers: Michael Arndt, John Lasseter
Distributor: Buena Vista
MPAA Rating: Rated-G
Running Time: 1 hours 43 minutes
Production Budget: $200 million
Official Movie Website: http://disney.go.com/toystory/
Movie Tagline: "No Toy Gets Left Behind"

"The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home."

1. Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/)


1. TOM HANKS (voiced Woody)
Woody is a cowboy sheriff with a pull-string that, when pulled, proclaims Woody's signature catchphrases from the 1950s TV show "Woody's Roundup". He's always been Andy's favorite toy. Even though his owner is now grown, the loyal sheriff Woody maintains a steadfast belief that Andy still cares about his toys. As the toys venture into their unknown future. Woody remains the voice of reason. As their dependable leader, he ensures that no toy gets left behind. 

2. TIM ALLEN (voiced Buzz Lightyear)
Buzz Lightyear is a heroic space ranger action figure, complete with laser beam, karate-chop action and pop-out wings. Buzz is a boy's dream toy who becomes a quick favorite of young Andy, and the closest of buddies with Woody. While Buzz's sole mission used to be defeating the evil emperor Zurg, what he now cares about most is keeping his toy family together. Buzz's new mission is sidetracked along the way, however, when his journey brings out surprising aspects of his personality even he didn't know existed.

3. MICHAEL KEATON (voiced Ken)
Grab your binoculars and join Ken on a safari! A swinging bachelor who's always on the lookout for fun, Ken sports the perfect outfit for his eco-adventure: light blue shorts and a leopard-print shirt with short sleeves sure to keep him cool in the hot sun. And after his exciting expedition, Ken will be ready to hit the dance floor in style. His accessories include matching scarf, sensible loafers, and a fashion-forward gold belt. Dozens of additional Ken outfits sold separately.

4. WHOOPI GOLDBERG (voiced Stretch)
Stretch is a fun-loving under-the-sea octopus friend that shines in glittery purple. Kids can count her eight rubbery legs and dozens of sticky suckers that are sure to stand up to rough-and-tumble play and extreme stretching. Toss her high on the wall and watch her climb her way down! Clean in mild soap solution to remove dust and lint.

5. TIMOTHY DALTON (voiced Mr. Pricklepants)
Frolic your afternoons away on woodland adventures with Mr. Pricklepants! This charming lederhosen-wearing hedgehog is from the Waldfreunde collection of premium imported plush toys. He may look prickly, but the plump and fuzzy Mr. Pricklepants is made strictly for cuddling! Hand wash and air dry. Restore fluffiness with fingers. Made in Germany.

6. JEFF GARLIN (voiced Buttercup)
Saddle up for fun and let Buttercup lead your child away on a magical adventure! This cuddly unicorn features velvety-soft, snow-colored fur with sparkly gold and pink accents. He sports a signature mythical golden horn and a fun-to-comb mane and tail. Buttercup's durable plastic eyes are both charming and scratch-resistant. Hypo-allergic. Ages 3 and up.

7. BONNIE HUNT (voiced Dolly)
Dolly is a soft and sweet dress-up rag doll, and is the perfect gift for any young child! Her floppy body and sunny smile will make her an irresistible new member of your family. Dolly has purple hair, goggly eyes and gently blushing cheeks. She comes with a pretty blue dress, but templates are included to create and sew your own outfits! Machine washable on gentle cycle. 

8. KRISTEN SCHAAL (voiced Trixie)
Trixie is a perfect playmate for prehistoric playtime! Visit the era when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! Made of rigid, durable plastic and in friendly shades of blue and purple, Trixie features an expressive mouth and movable legs. This gentle Triceratops will feed any child's imagination. Also available: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor.

9. WALLACE SHAWN (voiced Rex)
Rex may look like the most fearsome dinosaur in the toy box, but this tyrannosaurus is one of the most lovable toys of the bunch. Despite his endless worrying and insecurities about his small roar, Rex always comes through for his pals.

10. JOAN CUSACK (voiced Jessie)
Jessie is an exuberant, rough-and-tumble cowgirl doll who's always up for a daring adventure to help critters in need. With Andy's imminent departure hanging over the toys, Jessie is afraid of being abandoned by her owner once again. She takes charge, insisting that the toys take control of their own destinies. But is it a decision they'll later regret? 

11. JOHN RATZENBERGER (voiced Hamm)
Hamm is a pink piggybank with a penchant for one-liners. He's still a know-it-all, or at least that's what he'd like everyone to believe.

12. DON RICKLES (voiced Mr. Potato Head)
Mr. Potato Head is a wisecracking, hot-headed spud, complete with angry eyes. He's the eternal pessimist with a tough plastic exterior, but his total devotion to his little "sweet potato", Mrs. Potato Head, reveals a softer side.

1. Tom Hanks (voiced Woody)
2. Tim Allen (voiced Buzz Lightyear)
3. Joan Cusack (voiced Jessie)
4. Ned Beatty (voiced Lotso)
5. Don Rickles (voiced Mr. Potato Head)
6. Michael Keaton (voiced Ken)
7. Wallace Shawn (voiced Rex)
8. John Ratzenberger (voiced Hamm)
9. Estelle Harris (voiced Mrs. Potato Head)
10. John Morris (voiced Andy)
11. Jodi Benson (voiced Barbie)
12. Emily Hahn (voiced Bonnie)
13. Laurie Metcalf (voiced Andy's Mom)
14. Blake Clark (voiced Slinky Dog)
15. Teddy Newton (voiced Chatter Telephone)
16. Bud Luckey (voiced Chuckles)
17. Beatrice Miller (voiced Molly)
18. Javier Fernandez Pena (voiced Spanish Buzz)
19. Timothy Dalton (voiced Mr. Pricklepants)
20. Lori Alan (voiced Bonnie's Mom)
21. Charlie Bright (voiced Young Andy / Peatey)
22. Kristen Schaal (voiced Trixie)
23. Jeff Garlin (voiced Buttercup)
24. Bonnie Hunt (voiced Dolly)
25. John Cygan (voiced Twitch)
26. Jeff Pidgeon (voiced Aliens)
27. Whoopi Goldberg (voiced Stretch)
28. Jack Angel (voiced Chunk)
29. R. Lee Ermey (voiced Sarge)
30. Jan Rabson (voiced Sparks)
31. Richard Kind (voiced Bookworm)
32. Amber Kroner (voiced Peatrice)
33. Brianna Maiwand (voiced Peanelope)
34. Jack Willis (voiced Frog)
35. Erik von Detten (voiced Sid)
36. Bob Peterson (voiced Janitor)
37. Woody Smith (voiced Big Baby)
38. Hannah Unkrich (voiced Baby Molly)
39. Lee Unkrich (voiced Jack in the Box)


1. Lee Unkrich who edited the previous films and co-directed the second, was selected to take over the position of director from John Lasseter.
2. Blake Clark became the new voice of Slinky Dog, replacing Jim Varney, who died in 2000. Clark was good friends with Varney prior to his death.
3. The first Pixar film to be released in IMAX.
4. Originally, a sequel was planned when it seemed that Disney and PIXAR would split over creative differences in 2004-2005. Disney started up an animation division titled 'Circle 7,' which would have been in charge of churning out sequels for PIXAR films that would not involve the original creators at PIXAR. Entertainment Weekly published an article that said the original plot for Toy Story 3 was going to be about Buzz Lightyear having a defect. Buzz would then be shipped to Taiwan to be fixed, but the other toys find out that the toy company is just replacing the broken Buzz toys with new ones, so they ship themselves to Taiwan to rescue him. This script had to be canned when PIXAR and Disney made amends. Part of their agreement was not to further develop projects that had been planned during their fallout.
5. The letters/numbers "A113", which appears in most of the Pixar films, makes an appearance on a license plate on the back of Andy's Mom's car. A113 is a reference to the room at CalArts in which the Pixar Animators studies.
6. The Ken doll in Toy Story 3 is modeled after "Animal Lovin" Ken from 1988.
7. Lee Unkrich and the animation team agreed to shave their heads before working on the film.
8. Barbie's blue workout outfit is based on the 1984 "Great Shape" Barbie Doll.
9. The phrase "I'd like to join your posse, boys, but first I'm gonna sing a little song." had not yet been said by Woody's voice box in the final cut of any Toy Story film until now, but it did exist as far back as Toy Story (1995) in a deleted scene where Sid tortures Buzz and Woody.
10. At the end of the movie, the Luxo ball can be seen playing with the other toys in the sandbox at the daycare center.
11. In Andy's room, there is a pennant for "PU". Pixar has a school for their employees to learn more about filmmaking called Pixar University - PU.
12. Director Lee Unkrich voiced the Jack in the Box that yells "New toys!" to Andy's toys when they arrive at SunnySide.
13. The screenplay took 2 1/2 years to write and storyboard.
14. Ken wears 21 different outfits.
15. Woody has 229 animation points of movement, or avars, in his face.
16. Buzz has 215 animation avars in his face.
17. There are 302 characters in the film.
18. The Lego train shown in the opening sequence was released as an actual kit by Lego.
19. At one point in the film, Mr. Potato Head scurries across a toy piano. The notes the piano plays are the "Petrushka chord", a recurring motif from a ballet composed by Igor Stravinsky about a puppet who comes to life.
20. The number on the locomotive at the beginning of the film is 95, which is a reference to the year that the first Toy Story was released (1995).
21. The Pizza Planet delivery truck, which has appeared in every Pixar film, is the truck that Lotso and his friends hitch a ride on in a flashback sequence.
22. Andy has a calendar from Pizza Planet in his bedroom.
23. When Woody comes back to Sunnyside to save the toys and enters the Caterpillar room through the ceiling, he lands on top of a shelf and runs past bins labeled "Toys", "Glue", etc. The font used is called "Andy".
24. The second Pixar movie to contain subtitles, after The Incredibles (2004).
25. The peas in a pod are based on one of the Vegimals, stuffed toys resembling fruits and vegetables with faces, produced by Freemountain Toys in the late 1970s.
26. A piece of concept art found in the book The Art of Toy Story 3 shows that originally, Trixie the blue dinosaur was envisioned to be part of Lotso's gang at the daycare center. However, in the final movie she is one of Bonnie's toys and is a friendly character.
27. This is the first featured film released in Dolby Surround 7.1. The Dolby Surround 7.1 format is made up of eight channels of audio, with the following channel layout: Left, Center, Right, Low-Frequency Effects (LFE), Left Surround, Right Surround, Back Surround Left (new), and Back Surround Right (new).
28. WILHELM SCREAM: During the opening segment of old home footage, when Andy is watching TV with the toys.
29. In the scenes that run during the closing credits, Slink Dog says, "Golly Bob howdy!", which is a tribute to Jim Varney's most popular character, Earnest P. Worrell. The phrase was his trademark. Varney was the original voice of Slinky Dog. Slinky also said this line in the original Toy Story, to which Woody responds, "Oh, shut up!"
30. When Barbie goes through Ken's clothing collection, she finds a green marching band shirt. The shirt resembles the same style worn by the Beatles on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. As Barbie asks what year the shirt is from, she suggests 1967; the same year the album was released.
31. The Western opening was an idea originally thought up for Toy Story (1995) but was cut.
32. When Barbie is going through Ken's outfits, she declares the space suit is called "Mission to Mars", which was the name of one of the original rides from Disney World's Tomorrowland.
33. "Chuckles" the clown appears in the first film on the "last present" as wrapping paper, except he's smiling.
34. Lee Unkrich wanted Lotso to be a toy from the 1980s Care Bears toy line. This idea was not dropped until after the storyboard was completed.
35. The instant message Trixie receives from Velocistar237 on the computer reads, "U there? I made it 2 the Dark Fortress!!"
36. Bonnie's surname is Anderson.
37. In Andy's room is a street sign with "W. Cutting Blvd" on it. That's the street where the original Pixar studious in Richmond, San Francisco was located. 
38. The only Toy Story film not to receive a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
39. During the early development stages, when the people behind the film sat down to look at their work from the original Toy Story (1995), they found they could not edit any of the old 3D models. As a result, everything had to be recreated from scratch.
40. For inspiration for the Sunnyside escape, the Pixar staff watched numerous prison movies. Director Lee Unkrich said: "There are a lot of prison movies out there, and I think we watched every single one of them."
41. As of 2010, the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. 
42. In an interview with KCRW's movie industry radio show "The Business," Joan Graves, the chair of the MPAA's Classification and Ratings Administration, admitted that (based on the response she and her board have gotten from parents) giving Toy Story 3 (2010) a G rating was a mistake, and that it should have gotten at least a PG (especially because of the incinerator scene) and that the lesson learned in that case would be applied to future movie ratings so that movies would no longer be given the "benefit of the doubt" while being rated. 
43. The first animated film to make one billion dollars at the worldwide box office. The film achieved this on August 27th, 2010. 
44. An early version of Lotso can be seen in the first Toy Story during the staff meeting. Woody asks if the toys "up on the shelf can hear" him, and we see a shot of a big, pinkish bear. John Lasseter wanted to use Lotso in the original Toy Story, but PIXAR had troubles getting the fur right. 
45. When Barbie is going through Ken's closet, they come across a blue and gold letterman jacket with a "K" embroidered on the breast and a "State" pennant laying across the front. Michael Keaton, the voice of Ken, graduated from Kent State University, whose colors are blue and gold. 
46. Near the beginning of the movie, a sticker resembling the Clemson Tigers helmet can be seen on the toy box. It is actually a reference to director Lee Unkrich's high school alma mater, the Chagrin Falls (Ohio) Tigers. 
47. In the South African release, the Chatterbox Phone is voiced by Jeremy Mansfield, a popular DJ known for his telephone practical jokes. 
48. Director Lee Unkrich's son Max drew Daisy's name on Big Baby's pendent, as well as Bonnie's name on her backpack. His other children drew the pictures shown in Bonnie's room. 
49. Originally, in the beginning Buzz was to be chained to the front of the train rather than flying it to safety.
50. Ken's line of "Take it to the library" was ad-libbed by Michael Keaton. After hearing it, the creators decided to add it to the movie. 
51. At 102 minutes, it's the longest Toy Story movie. 
52. The song that Jessie and Buzz salsa dance to is a Spanish version of "You've Got A Friend In Me". 
53. Ken's line, "Take him to the libary", after capturing Buzz was an intentional mispronunciation as an improvisation by Michael Keaton. The director liked it so much he kept it in the film. 
54. For Big Baby's one line for the entire movie ("Mama") the crew had a lot of babies audition by recording them saying the line. Ironically the baby that was chosen was named Woody. In fact the director joked that was the reason why they chose that baby. 
55. The director states that both Rex and Trixie come from the same toy line of dinosaurs. 
56. The beginning was meant to mirror the beginning of the first movie, even with Mr. Potato Head talking his attack dog with a force field, and Woody responding he had a dinosaur that eats force field dogs. 
57. Jessie and Buzz's dance scene during the end credits was choreographed by Cheryl Burke and Driton 'Tony' Dovolani, both known for appearing in the American version of "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I).
58. Andy's last name is apparently Davis. Near the beginning of the movie, Woody is looking at photos on the bulletin board, and underneath one is a certificate with the name "Andy Davis" on it. 
59. (SPOILER) The plot of the movie is loosely based on the original treatment for Toy Story (1995), which had Tinny (from Tin Toy (1988)) getting lost at a rest stop and being found by a junk man, who throws him into back of his truck. Tinny meets a ventriloquist dummy and they both decide to stick together. But in the end they end up in a preschool where they'll never get lost or outgrown. 
60. (SPOILER) Sid Phillips, the next-door-neighbor who was the first movie's major antagonist (he destroyed toys by blowing them up, and he liked to dismember toys and reconstruct them by mixing up their parts) makes a brief appearance in the third movie as a garbageman. He is identifiable by the same black and white skull t-shirt he wore during the first movie, and he is voiced by the same actor, Erik von Detten.
61. (SPOILER) When Lotso is helped to the Emergency Stop button on the trash conveyor belt, instead of pushing the button to stop the belt and save the other toys, he glares at them and yells, "Where's your kid now?" This is a wink to the Billy Crystal routine making fun of the incongruity of 'Edward G. Robinson' being cast in The Ten Commandments (1956): "Where's your Messiah now, Moses?"). 
62. (SPOILER) Several toys from previous movies are not present in this film. Bo Peep, Etch, and Wheezy are mentioned. Bo Peep and a few others appear as ghost images when Andy's mom and Andy look at Andy's empty room.
63. (SPOILER) The final shot in the film before the end credits is that of white clouds against a blue sky. This is a reference to the very first frame of the Toy Story trilogy, which was that of white clouds against a blue sky in the wallpaper on Andy's room. 
64. (SPOILER) Pixar came with the idea of using a teddy bear as a villain for the first time in 1990, when they were planning A Tin Toy Christmas, the never released sequel to Tin Toy (1988). In the planned short, the titular Tin Toy would get lost in a mall ruled by a gang of old toys bitter for not having been bought and played with for years, and the teddy bear would be their leader. Some of the ideas were also used in Toy Story 2 (1999). 
65. (SPOILER) Test audiences wanted Lotso to redeem himself by pressing the button to save the toys rather then leave them behind.
66. (SPOILER) Regarding the scene where Mr. Potato head is putting his body pieces into food, there were some talks to have this last longer, with different foods, including a bitten apple with a worm sticking out. 

Source: Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/trivia)

1. Revealing Mistakes: The Post-Net bar code on the "State University" envelope (addressed to a Pixar office) which is moved out of the way by Woody to reveal the old photo, is not validly formatted.
2. Factual Errors: Captive screws have been required on children's toys for decades, but Buzz's battery compartment screws came right out and fell to the floor.
3. Plot Holes: Near the end of the movie, the toys escape from being ripped to pieces by grabbing onto metal objects as they are attracted toward the magnet, all except for Slinky, who was attracted to it naturally, seeing as how he's made of metal. Yet the toys get back down by letting go of the objects they grabbed onto, but Slinky somehow gets down also, even when the magnet obviously hasn't lost any magnetic power.
4. Plot Holes: (SPOILER) Chatter telephone gives Woody the run down of how the daycare center is run under the rule of Lotso. In particular he mentions the monkey watching the surveillance cameras who sets off an alarm when something happens. Yet earlier, Buzz escapes out of the caterpillar room and follows the other toys into the vending machine without being noticed.
5Continuity: When Spanish Buzz and Jessie are dancing after escaping Sunnyside Daycare, they are totally immaculate. After the dance scene is over, they become dirty once again.
6Continuity: Near the beginning of the film, in Andy's room, the bottom dresser drawer is left partly open. It is never closed by anyone in the scenes, but is shown a short time later completely closed.
7Continuity: In the first scene, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head both only have one eye, however when Andy picks Mr. Potato Head up he suddenly has two.
8Continuity: After the "staff meeting" in the beginning of the movie, Andy's laptop computer can be seen closed. When he comes into his room later on, he sits on his desk and the laptop is already open.
9Continuity: In the flash back camcorder videos, when Andy's mom is marking his height on the door frame, she uses her left hand. Later when she marks the boxes for the "Attic" and "Sunnyvale," she writes using her right hand.
10Continuity: In the opening sequence, both the horse and the dinosaur play a significant part in the story Andy is inventing, yet when the mom enters the room with the video camera, neither of these toys are visible anywhere in the room.
11Continuity: When Buzz goes to talk to Lotso about a Day-Care Room Switch for the toys, he witnesses Ken and two other toys climb into a vending machine. Buzz climbs in and has to climb up to reach the room other toys are playing 'poker' in and he can be seen through the glass. Yet when he reaches to room, Ken and the other two are sitting and playing, even though they just disappeared after climbing in the vending machine.
12Continuity: We hear one of the characters say that Andy is 17 years old; that would've made him 2 in the original Toy Story (1995) but in the original Andy is obviously older than 2.
13Continuity: When "demo" Buzz escapes from under Rex and Hamm, and is running to get away from the toys, he opens his left arm to call out to Star Command, saying he is being held captive by his own prisoners. When Buzz thought he was the real Buzz Lightyear (in Toy Story), he always pressed the red button on the right side of his chest to call for Star Command.
14Incorrectly Regarded As Goofs(SPOILER) When Andy is introducing his toys to Bonnie, he introduces Jessie. In Toy Story 2 (1999) when Jessie came to live with Andy he gave her the name "Bazooka Jane". However, he gives her that name before using her pull string. The message "My name is Jessie, pleased to meet you" is featured on the toy and so Andy had a few years to pull the string and learn her real name. Furthermore, it could've simply been a nickname that he gave her, similar to how he calls Mr. Potato Head "One Eyed Bart" and Hamm "Evil Dr. Porkchop".

Source: Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/goofs)

1. Lotso: "Where's your kid now, Sheriff?"
2. Woody: "So long... partner"
3. Mr. Potato Head (to the Peas-in-a-Pod): "I told you kids to stay out of my butt!"
4. Mr. Pricklepants (to Woody): "Sunnyside is a place of ruin and despair, ruled by an evil bear who smells of strawberries!"
5. Jessie: "I should have seen this coming! It's Emily all over again!"
6. Jessie: "Hogtie the mailman! We gotta get you home before Andy leaves tomorrow."
7. Lotso: "F.A.O. my Schwartz"
8. Mr. Potato Head: "You would not believe what I have been through tonight!"
9. Lotso: "You've got a playdate with destiny!"
10. Buzz Lightyear: "We're going in the attic now, folks. Keep your accessories with you at all times. Spare parts, batteries, anything you need for an orderly transition."
11. Barbie: "Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from threat of force!"
12. Andy"This is Jessie, the roughest, toughest cowgirl in the whole west. She loves critters, but none more than her best pal, Bullseye!"
13. Andy: "This is Rex! The meanest, most terrifying dinosaur who ever lived! RAWR! RAWR!"
14. Andy: "The Potato Heads: Mr. and Mrs. You gotta keep them together because they're madly in love."
15. Andy: "Now Slinky here, is as loyal as any dog you could want."
16. Andy: "And Hamm, he'll keep your money safe, but he's also one of the most dastardly villains of all time: Evil Dr. Porkchop!"
17. Andy: "And this, is Buzz Lightyear, the coolest toy ever! Look! He can fly, oh, and shoot lasers! He's sworn to protect the galaxy from the Evil Emperor Zurg!"
18. Andy: "Now, you gotta promise to take good care of these guys. They, mean, alot to me."
19. Andy: "Now Woody, he's been my pal for as long as I can remember. He's brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special, is he'll never give up on you... ever. He''ll be there for you, no matter what."
20. Andy (taking a last look at his toys before he heads off to college): "Thanks, guys" 

Source: Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/quotes)




*Sex & Nudity
1. Nice ass statement.

*Violence & Gore
1. The toys almost burn alive in a trash incinerator.

-None. It's a Disney movie.-

-None. It's a Disney movie.-

*Frightening/Intense Scenes
1. The Clapping Monkey and Big Baby can be frightening to younger viewers.

Source: Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/parentalguide)


Movie Plot = 9/10
Portrayal of Characters = 10/10
Graphics and Special Effects = 10/10
Public Popularity Hit = 10/10
Minimal Goofs = 9/10
Total Movie Score = 48/50

AVERAGE STAR RATING: 9 out of 10 Stars

I. MOVIE PLOT (9/10)
Toy Story 3 is (as its title indicates) the third movie of Disney Pixar's Toy Story franchise. The first Toy Story movie was about Buzz Lightyear being a part of Andy's toys. The second Toy Story movie (also known as Toy Story 2) was about  Woody being stolen by Al, who is a collector of items and memorabilias from Woody's Round-up. And finally, Toy Story 3, it is about Andy's going to college leaving his toys to a new owner. As we can see, Toy Story is one of the best animation franchises which has a different and new movie plot for each.

Portrayal of characters in this movie can be applied in the voice acting of some voice actors in the movie. Obviously, with proper timing and proper recognition of face animations or avars, the voices of the characters in the movie are truly exact in timing. This can be truly seen in Toy Story 3.

The graphics of the Toy Story 3 is truly a one of a kind. As Pixar brings out new movies year by year, they have greatly improved from their very first film, Toy Story. Toy Story 3 is truly different from the graphics of Toy Story and Toy Story 2. It has greatly improved. 

The public loved this third and probably last Toy Story film. As we can see in the Internet Movie Database, Toy Story 3 got an average grade of 8.7 out of a possible 10, ranking the movie as the Top 23rd Highest-Rated Movie in the Internet Movie Database. It was scored by 87,668 Internet Movie Database members. Also, as we can see in the Box Office Mojo, it was graded an A by 1,532 (64.4% of Total Voters) Box Office Mojo members. Other grades in the Box Office Mojo are as follows: [B = 596 (25.1%); C = 94 (4.0%); D = 34 (1.4%); F = 123 (5.2%)]. Also, its public popularity is truly evident by its high box office gross.

The movie has a total of 13 Goofs according to the Internet Movie Database. To get the score for the Minimal Goofs, JR divided the total number of goofs to the total number of minutes the film has in total. The tabulated total then be subtracted from 10 to get the final score. So, 13 divided by 103 minutes is 1.26%. Making its minimal goof score 9 out of a possible 10.

VI. General Reaction
The movie is one of my personal favorites. It is also The Best Animation Movie so far. The movie will make any person, whether child or adult, laugh at some comedic parts and cry at the main concept. Being a fan of Toy Story 3, I still wish to have a Toy Story 4 movie but as the saying goes, as one door closes another window opens. So as Toy Story 3 ends, JR is already excited for Disney Pixar's upcoming film sequels such as Cars 2 and Monsters, Inc. 2. By the way, JR awaits Toy Story 3's Academy Best Animated Feature Award.


Data Sources:
1. Internet Movie Database 
(link - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/)
2. Box Office Mojo
(link - http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=toystory3.htm)
3. Official Toy Story Website
(link - http://disney.go.com/toystory/)
4. Yahoo! Movies
(link - http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/movie-stills/gallery/2105/toy-story-3-stills)
5. YouTube
(link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_FfHA5whXc)
Coming Up,
JR Late Night Movie Reviews will now become a very important blog in 2011. By that year, JR Late Night Movie Reviews and Updates will become a weekly blog. Also, Check out the new JR Late Night Movie Reviews and Updates Page. A lot more movie reviews coming up on 2011.

First Week, Cars
Second Week, Spiderman
Third Week, Die Hard 4.0
Fourth Week, Iron Man 2

First Week, Twilight
Second Week, Twilight New Moon
Third Week, Alice in Wonderland
Fourth Week, The Proposal

MARCH 2010
First Week, Saw 2
Second Week, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Third Week, Superbad
Fourth Week, Not Another Teenage Movie
Fifth Week, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

December 18 2010 (1AM)

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