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Toy Story 3

  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

anime & animation, children & family

As Andy prepares to depart for college, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of Andy's faithful toys wonder what will become of them.

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common sense

ON for kids age 6
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Smart, funny "threequel" is scarier than the first two.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that while the third movie in Pixar's flagship Toy Story franchise is bound to please moviegoers of all ages, it is scarier and more intense than the first two (which is why we've rated this "threequel" at a higher age than Toy Story and Toy Story 2). Overall, the latest adventure shared by Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and the rest of Andy's favorite toys is kid-friendly -- but there's a fairly long scene of the toys in serious peril toward the end of the movie that many 3- to 5-year-olds could find quite upsetting. There are also a few new toys that act a bit mean and creepy (particularly a Big Baby doll and a cymbal-clapping Monkey) and scenes in which favorite characters are trapped by cruel authority figures. But there are also wonderful, touching messages about friendship, loyalty, and imagination. Note: The 3-D version of the movie may make certain parts feel more immediate/lifelike, but the movie's intense scenes have a strong impact no matter which version you see.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how the core group of toys have had to change since Andy's gotten older. How are they different? Who's missing, and why? What is the movie saying about childhood, play, and toys that mean a lot to kids?
  • Even though Andy's about to head off to college, he ultimately takes a moment to rediscover his favorite toys. Which of your toys do you think will stay with you forever? Parents, tell your kids about your beloved toys that you kept until you were grown up.
  • Why is Lotso so angry? Why is his motto "no owner, no heartbreak"?
  • How does the third movie compare to the first two? Which one do you like most and why?
  • What is the role of consumerism in the Toy Story movie franchise?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The pain of goodbye is beautifully balanced by the trademark excellence of the Toy Story series. A fantastic way to go out.

- Ben McEachen, Empire Magazine Australasia, Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fresh: Entertaining and, as always, magnificently performed by the cast.

- Brian Orndorf, Dark Horizons, Monday, July 12, 2010

Fresh: 'Toy Story 3': Alternately affecting, hilarious and heartbreaking and the most original prison-escape movie ever made

- Joe Baltake, Passionate Moviegoer, Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

This a very good and "cute" edition to the trilogy, but I'm afraid I didn't fall in love with it like everyone else. I admit it's still good... but the themes were still too geared towards children for me to enjoy it more than once. However, a lot of the new toys are notable and worth mentioning. But I still think How to Train Your Dragon was the best animated film of this year. The ending was very sentimental and a perfect conclusion to a beloved franchise.

- DerekA101, Tuesday, November 9, 2010

3 stars

The ending was its best part,which was very touching.Except that couldnt find anything distinguished.Overall it was good and as an animation for kids couldnt be better than this.But why it should be considerd as one of best picture contenders?When we are supposed to compare it with none-animation movies of this year,i must say its simple minded and overrated

- Alireza64ir, Monday, November 8, 2010

4 stars

"Now you've got to promise to take good care of these guys. They...mean a lot to me." If this is goodbye to the Toy Story franchise, then it's a fond farewell. There's not much question of whether fans of the previous two movies will like it, or movie fans of any age. The story is amazing, humorous, thrilling, and bittersweet. There's more adventure, heart, and soul in this "kids" movie than in anything else you're likely to see anytime soon. And if you don't find yourself getting a little emotional at certain points in the story, you're made of sterner stuff than I. It's pretty obvious that this was a labor of love on Pixar's part, and the result is their best movie so far. It's also one of the most visually astounding computer animated films that I've seen. Especially on Blu-Ray. The colors are vivid, everything has brilliant sharpness and clarity, and the level of detail in every toy, human, and background element never ceases to amaze. Toy Story 3 is just utterly beautiful. Not just from a technical standpoint, but as an achievement in artistic style that elevates it to the levels of visual appeal that had until this point been reached only by traditionally animated movies like Spirited Away and a few others. I know that no movie has been (or ever will be) loved by absolutely everyone. But Toy Story 3 is as worthy of approaching that mark as any other movie I've seen. It's guaranteed to get some kind of genuine response from 99% of those watch it: be it a tear, a cheer, or just a big smile. See it. See it with your kids, your significant other, your friends, or just by yourself. You won't regret it. Goodbye Buzz. Goodbye Woody. Goodbye Andy. We'll miss you, but you'll always be with us.

- lewiskendell, Monday, November 8, 2010