Toy Story 3

January 16, 2014

[SOM #16]

Daniel Floyd is back with me to tackle the most expensive, the most successful and arguably the most eagerly awaited of all Pixar's films. We track the production of what is at present the fifth highest grossing movie of all time and things get a little emotional near the end as we say goodbye to the toys.

This is the last Pixar review for a while but there are eight more that we will be discussing throughout 2011. In no particular order we will cover; A Bug's Life, Monster's Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E and Up. 

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Toy Story 2

January 15, 2014

[SOM #15]

This is the third Pixar movie and the second Toy Story installment; 1999's Toy Story 2. For over a decade fans of these movies have been debating which of the two were better. Then Toy Story 3 came along which made things... complicated. So in this we dive into the merits and deeper aspects of this fantastic follow-up. By all means not perfect, but considering the straight-to-video throwaway title it could have been it's a triumph, and also a turning point in the growth curve of Pixar itself. Part 3 is next week. Pixar Movie #11: Toy Story 3.

Daniel Floyd, who works at Pixar, and Neil Taylor of GameBurst join me for deconstruction. Daniel's fantastic ‘Extra Credits’ Videos can be found here...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/extra-credits

You can find GameBurst here...

http://www.gameburst.co.uk/

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Toy Story

January 14, 2014

[SOM #14]

This is the first of a series of Pixar movie reviews. I won't be doing them all in a row, but over the next three weeks I'll also be covering Toy Story's 2 and 3.

Released in 1995, this is one of the most significant animated movies of all time. Influential beyond belief and universally adored, for many very good reasons.

Daniel Floyd, who now works at Pixar, joins me in deconstructing this absolute classic. 

 

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