I love crazy film theories, and try to from time to time, share them on the site. Let me first say, crazy film theories don’t have the be the hidden intention of the creator (be it screenwriter, director…etc), and might just be an alternative interpretation of the events. Actually, most times, it is nothing more than a creative interpretation. I always enjoy looking at films with a completely different interpretation, even when it is entirely invented.

That said, you should not read any further unless you have seen Toy Story 3, as it won’t make much sense if you don’t understand the story/plot references, and it will probably spoil important plot points from the film.

So if you’ve seen the movie, and are not afraid to consider a wacky film theory about how Toy Story 3 is really a story about the Holocaust, continue after the jump.

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When the Rotten Tomatoes twitter account announced that Toy Story 3 still had a 100% fresh rating with over 130 reviews and counting, I got excited. I’ve seen the movie twice now, and it deserves all the praise it has and will recieve. The reason I got excited is that it had the chance to become the best reviewed movie in the history of cinema (this according to Rotten Tomatoes of course, albeit still a milestone achievement).

I’m not going to debate the merits of the achievement — best reviewed film of all time doesn’t mean best movie of all time. Also, as we know Rotten Tomatoes is not based on a scale of enjoyment, just thumbs up or down. Meaning, the best reviewed film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes means the largest percentage of possitive reviews.

With 147 100% positive reviews, Toy Story 2 has held the coveted top slot for eleven years and counting. The film to come closest was the 2008 documentary Man On Wire — 100% fresh with 142 reviews, six short of the #1 slot. And how fitting would it have been to have the Pixar’s latest film, the third film in the trilogy, knock Toy Story 2 from the top of the mountain.

What happened? You guessed it. Armond White — the notorious contrarian movie reviewer for the alt-weekly New York Press. You might recall that White was the first critic to give Pixar’s last film Up a negative review. Whats worse, he gave Jonah Hex a positive review, a film which has been panned by critics and moviegoers (12% on Rotten Tomatoes with almost 90 reviews).

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Another Toy Story Film in June 2011?

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Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich revealed on MSN (and later confirmed on Twitter) that Toy Story 3 is not the last time we’ll see Buzz and Woody — and he’s not talking about the costumed characters at the Disney theme parks. Don’t worry Pixar fans, Disney is not pushing out another sequel — Toy Story 3 ends with a perfect conclusion to the trilogy, and I don’t expect to see another feature film any time soon (I’d say “ever,” but this is Disney…). But that doesn’t mean that Disney won’t release more adventures of Andy’s toys on the big screen in short film form…

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Earlier today I had the opportunity to watch an early unfinished cut of Lee Unkrich‘s Toy Story 3 and Teddy Newton‘s Pixar short film Day & Night. Due to the uncompleted nature of the feature film, we’ve been asked not to give a full formal review. Instead I’ve recorded a short spoiler-free video blog with Steve from Collider, embedded after the jump. I’ve also put some thoughts in type, after the jump.
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Toy Story 3 Trailer Easter Eggs Revealed

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The new trailer for Toy Story 3 hit the web yesterday. If you haven’t watched it yet, watch it now here! As you probably know, I’m an obsessive Pixar fanatic and love finding all of the little easter eggs that the animators/designers hide in the films. In the past we’ve taken a look at the easter eggs in Pete Docter‘s Up, Andrew Stanton‘s WALL-E and Brad Bird‘s Ratatouille. So I thought we’d take a look at the new trailer and see what easter eggs we could find (with the help of director Lee Unkrich‘s tweets).
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Disney will finally release a new trailer for Lee Unkrich‘s Toy Story 3 tomorrow, but if you can’t wait, a 30-second preview has shown up online. You can watch it now, embedded after the jump. I’ve also included some snapshots of some of the new toys that Woody, Buzz and the gang meet at the Daycare center.

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Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich is personally auctioning a bunch of rare/exclusive Pixar memorabilia to benefit Haiti earthquake victims. Here are the links:

If you have the money, its a good cause, and some items you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Lee will probably be posting more items in the coming days, keep checking his twitter or ebay account listings for updates.

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While there’s very little new material in the new Toy Story 3 featurette Drawn to Animation, what little there is has premium fan value. Finally, we’re given our first look at Mr. Pricklepants, the pretentious thespian stuffed-toy Hedgehog who seems set to be one of the major additions to the cast. Of course, we still have no idea at all what role he actually plays in the story. Maybe he’s fundamental, maybe he’s not but you can pretty much guarantee he won’t just be an irrelevant adjunct. Those kind of narrative loose ends just don’t exist in Pixar pictures.

See the full clip for yourself after this break and get to hear Pricklepants speak. He’s been voiced by Timothy Dalton, who has probably the most geek-centric resume of any Bond – Dr. Who, Hot Fuzz, some Ghibli dubbing, Looney Tunes, even the Flash Gordon movie…

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Toy Story 3 Color Script Art

Toy Story 3 Color Script

Pixar has released a set of six photos from the Color Script of Lee Unkrich‘s Toy Story 3 on The Pixar Blog, Upcoming Pixar, and PixarTalk.  For every Pixar movie, a color script is created, which is essentially an at a glance look at the color keys and tones for the entire film. A color script gives you a good look at how the color arcs in a film relate to the story. Previously on the site, we’ve featured some of Pixar artist Lou Romano‘s amazing color script for Pete Docter’s Up.

The Toy Story 3 color script was crafted by Pixar art director Dice Tsutsumi. None of the imagery is spoilerish, as most of it seems to come from the flashback sequences seen in the last movie trailer.

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Initially planned to debut during tonight’s screening of The Incredibles on the ABC Family Channel, our first extended look at Toy Story 3 series has already rolled up online. As you’d expect, it’s something wonderful and you can see it after the break.

Director Lee Unkrich appears in an introduction before the new scene and an outro at the end, but there’s no new revelations in what he has to tell us. This clip is all about the footage from the film.

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