After bawling my way through Pixar’s UP, I began to wonder if the Establishment could do wrong.

Walt Disney is dead and with him, the best of American entertainment, for young or old.

When the Disney Borg bought Pixar in 2006,  my heart skipped a beat: more money, fine and good. But will the cold, cruel, “rapacious, soul-less” hands of Disney we came to fear during the Eisner Era choke the tender sapling of Lasseter’s imagination?

Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Up later, the public heaved a sigh of relief. Eisner’s conscience-free-vortex-of-greed was gone, and Lasseter had creative control.

But can they overcome the second peak of Parnassus — the Disney Sucky Sequel blues?

I haven’t seen Toy Story 3 yet. Going on Wednesday… Rotton Tomatoes says Yes.

What do you say?

Posted by Keith E. Buhler

  • My family and I went to see it on Father’s Day. We laughed, we cried, we were moved. A very fitting end to a great series of films!

  • I absolutely loved it. I was expecting to be disappointed, then saw a bunch of people posting on Facebook about how much they loved it. I went and saw it and joined them. :)

  • GhaleonQ

    It’s among Pixar’s best, which is to say that it’s a middling-to-good animation. There are far better features and even better shorts.

  • While the plot was so terribly unoriginal, it was still really good.
    The short before the movie was fantastic though! More creativity and originality than anything else I’ve seen from Pixar.

    • Keith E. D. Buhler

      ***Spoiler Alert***

      What in the plot did you find unoriginal?

  • Keith E. D. Buhler

    The “short” at the beginning was fascinating, the most original I’ve seen since the Clouds short attending Up.

    Thoughts as to the interpretation? My first venture is that one character represents the old 2-d hand-drawn animation — the other character represents the new 3-d computer generated animation.

    Different but not opposed.

  • AlcestisEshtemoa

    See Toy Story 3 definitely =)