Acting legend, Tom Hanks, has recently shared the news that Pixar are currently working on a fourth installment in the Toy Story franchise. Hanks, who did the voice of Sheriff Woody in the three Toy Story movies, shared this news with us when speaking to BBC Breakfast, stating, “I think there will be. Yeah I think they’re working on it now. There you go!“.
Now, I’m an absolutely huge fan of all three toy story movies, with them being up there with my favourite CGI movies, and favourite movies in general. I think the third movie, released in 2010, was a brilliant ending to what we all thought was meant to be the end of a great era. It seems weird that Pixar would decide to go and make another sequel to the already brilliant trilogy, with the possibility that it could damage the high amount of respect and appreciation associated with the current trilogy.
This being said however, I love Toy Story, as mentioned, and although they could put their effort into making a completely different movie, I welcome a Toy Story 4 with open arms. Pixar, have a knack for making awesome movies: Monsters Inc., Wall-E, Up, and so on. And although there really are no expectations or obligations for a fourth Toy Story, I think it would be great to have a fourth in the franchise – and I trust that Pixar would do a great job of it.
So, what do you think? Are you excited about the prospect of another Toy Story movie, or do you think it will be another movie sequel that will run its course?
Relating to this debate, is a post about sequels that run their course, by Daniel Hart, check it out: http://wp.me/p1aSRl-iP
By Manpreet Singh
- Tom Hanks Confirms ‘Toy Story 4′ (blippitt.com)
- Toy Story 4 May Be On It’s Way To The Big Screen (blazingminds.co.uk)
- 1995: Toy Story (moviehart.wordpress.com)
- Pixar Already Working On Toy Story 4? (pixartimes.com)
The Monumental Movie for 1995 is the classic, CGI comedy, Toy Story. The original, which began the brilliant trilogy, stars the voices of acting legend Tom Hanks as Woody, and Tim Allen as the voice of Buzz Lightyear – the two voices combined with the two characters we all know and love. This movie brings to life the imagination of every kid. It starts with a boy named Andy, who, like any other kid, loves his toys, ranging from toy cowboys to dinosaurs, playing with them everyday. However, when Andy isn’t around, his toys come to life. His favourite toy, Woody thinks he has life good, enjoying his life with Andy and his other toy friends; until a new toy arrives for Andy’s birthday…Buzz Lightyear. Everyone knows the classic line, “To infinity, and Beyond!!”.
Buzz Lightyear, fails to believe that he is a toy, and believes that he is a real life space cadet, and he soon takes over the role of Andy’s favourite toy. Woody, is now determined to get rid of Buzz, but during the process they both end up getting lost, and need to find their way back to Andy’s house before he realises that they have been missing. But unfortunately for them, they are in the worst place possible for a toy… Sid’s house. Sid Phillips, is a ruthless child, whose main hobby involves brutally murdering toys.
After having to survive in Sid’s house, through some although disastrous for them, hilarious for the audience, experiences, Buzz and Woody manage to begin forming a friendship, before realising they have to escape Sid’s house before they too, are killed. Fortunately, they manage to do this, whilst in the process, mentally scarring Sid for life… In the end, Buzz and Woody manage to make it back to safety, through a risky and daring escape, and in the nick of time, managing to land safely next to Andy in the car, which his mum is driving to their new home.
For many people, including myself, Toy Story was a huge part of their childhood. This movie brings to life the imagination of every kid; at one point or another, we all hoped that our toys would come to life, and this movie made it possible. With a load of humour, which people of all ages will enjoy, whether you’re 6, or 60, this movie delivers brilliantly. Even when watching it as an adult, it brings back that happy feeling of being a child, back when nothing mattered.
The CGI for its time was brilliant, and still is for today, being one of the first movies of its kind. A definite classic movie from Pixar, this is one that audiences will never get bored of, re-living their childhood every time they watch it. This movie even has a great theme song, which is also used in the latest and final installment of this trilogy, Toy Story 3, which, as soon as I hear, instantly reminds me of this film, bringing back childhood memories. I’m pretty sure everyone has seen this movie, but if you haven’t, it’s never too late to watch Toy Story…
By Manpreet Singh
- 1988: Rain Man (moviehart.wordpress.com)
- 1993: Schindler’s List (moviehart.wordpress.com)
- Films & Comics from Childhood (moneysupermarket.com)
- Official Top Toys 2010 (moneysupermarket.com)
Although a children’s film, we all know that we were dying to watch this the second it came out. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen lent their voices back to the big screens once again in 2010 as the duo we all love, Woody and Buzz Lightyear. The movie is set a few years after Toy Story 2, and the story focuses around Andy moving on to college and, inevitably, leaving his once beloved toys behind. The movie then moves on to the gang’s long journey without Andy, depicting their ups and downs as they continue ‘life’, and eventually moving on to what will become of them for the rest of their never-ending existence.
Along the way they are a vast amount of new characters, all of which I enjoyed and thought suited the film and the Pixar style wholesomely. I particularly found Ken’s character to be a favourite, which I found to be very funny, following the original Toy Story-style comedy. I would say that from a comical perspective, the whole movie fits perfectly in to the Toy Story brand of comedy, which is always seen in Pixar movies. Although it had its laugh-out-loud type moments and typical Pixar comedy, I found that the movie was not as comically centred as its predecessors. It seemed that it focused much more on themes relating to loss, and endurance; and you can definitely see glimpses of these themes in certain scenes of the movie.
Based around the themes, I felt there was a stronger storyline throughout this film in comparison to the first two. However, this did not ruin the fun and adventure of the movie, and the feelings of being a kid again. Just like Toy Story 1 and 2, this once again, brings out the inner child in you. Yes, this is a movie for children, but it is also something many of us older people have been waiting for, for so long. It is filled with, fun, excitement, suspense and emotionally satisfying moments…and it sure as hell has its sad moments. I won’t ruin too much for you.. but bring tissues if you’re the tearful type, because I almost cried..and I never cry. This movie is a must for all ages, and one that will be enjoyed countless times over, and will always be an all-time favourite for me, and, surely enough, for many others, and so I have decided to place Toy Story 3 as number 3 in iHartMovies’ Top Ten.
Our top ten is soon coming to a close, with number 2 being revealed tomorrow, so keep an eye out for it, along with our NUMBER ONE, which will be revealed for all to see, on Sunday.
By Manpreet Singh
- Drew does Toy Story 3 (mutantreviewers.wordpress.com)
- Disney On Ice presents Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 (mythoughtsideasandramblings.com)