Disney has released a new photo from Pixar’s Toy Story 3 on moviefone. The photo shows Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head and the rest of the gang as they look at their new home, a day-care center where the toys are stranded after Andy goes to college. The toys must survive the abuse of the young children until Woody can come up with a plan to escape. Of course, you know all this if you’ve seen the movie trailer (if you haven’t, click here). Hit after the jump to see the full image.
The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3. Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”) directs this highly anticipated film, and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings. TOY STORY 3 will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
- Director Lee Unkrich began at Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 as a film editor on “Toy Story” and continued on to “A Bug’s Life” as the supervising film editor. He made his directing debut in 1999 as co-director of the Golden Globe®-winning “Toy Story 2.” Unkrich co-directed “Monsters, Inc.” and served as co-director and supervising film editor of the Oscar®-winning animated feature “Finding Nemo.”
- The original “Toy Story” voice cast is set to return in TOY STORY 3, including John Ratzenberger (voice of Hamm), who is the only actor to voice a character in all 11 Disney•Pixar films. Also returning is Oscar®-winning songwriter and composer Randy Newman (“Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.”).
- “Toy Story,” originally released on Nov. 22, 1995, was the first fully computer animated feature film and the highest grossing movie of the year with nearly $192 million domestically and $362 million worldwide. It was nominated for three Oscars® and two Golden Globes®.
- “Toy Story” director John Lasseter was awarded a Special Achievement Award (Oscar®) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his “inspired leadership of the Pixar ‘Toy Story’ team, resulting in the first feature-length computer-animated film.”
- “Toy Story 2” is the first film ever to be entirely created, mastered and exhibited digitally. It was also the first animated sequel to gross more than its original, breaking opening weekend box office records in the U.S., UK and Japan, becoming the highest grossing animated release of 1999 with more than $245 million in domestic box office receipts and $485 million worldwide. It was nominated for an Academy Award® and two Golden Globes®, winning the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture/Comedy Musical. It won a Grammy® for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media (Randy Newman, “When She Loved Me”).
- The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box with TOY STORY 3, a comedic and heartwarming adventure in Disney Digital 3D™, bringing moviegoers back to the world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters as Andy prepares to leave for college.
Toy Story 3 hits theaters on June 18th 2010.Cool Posts From Around the Web: