Full Theatrical Trailer For Toy Story 3

Published 6 years ago by , Updated October 10th, 2009 at 9:17 am,

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With the amount of hoopla recently over the 3D double feature release of the first two Toy Story movies, you could be forgiven for forgetting that there’s a third one on the way. On that front, we’ve had a Toy Story 3 teaser that appeared back in May of this year, but now we finally get the full theatrical trailer for Toy Story 3, in all its beautifully animated glory!

Toy Story 3 picks up years after the second film, with Andy now grown up and about to move off to college. Obviously he’s too old for toys (something I think we can ALL identify with), and thus dumps his ‘ol friends Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog and all the rest of his childhood play-things in a day-care center. Obviously the toys aren’t going to be too happy about that, and they try to escape.

It’s a great premise for the third installment in, dare I say, the best animated series of all time (is that too bold a statement to make?). Without further ado, thanks to Trailer Addict, take a look at the first full theatrical trailer for the wonderful looking Toy Story 3:

Just one of the many great things to look forward to about Toy Story 3 is getting to see again these great animated characters that for a slew of kids and adults alike, have almost become like friends in a way. It’s funny seeing Andy now all grown up after being used to him as a fairly young boy – as I said, he’s a character we can all relate to in terms of being grown up and moving on with your life, having to leave your childhood toys behind (a bed covered in toys doesn’t exactly say “cool” when you’re in college…).

Up until recently, Toy Story was the only series of Pixar films that they felt the need to continue the story on for (that was, until Cars 2 was announced, which is supposed to hit theaters in Summer 2011). And thankfully, the wizards at the leading animation studio in the business know that they shouldn’t just make a sequel unless there’s truly a good reason for doing so (they’ve said in the past that they’re not against sequels per se, they just don’t want to make them unless there’s a good story to back it up). On that note, it looks like they’ve managed to sustain the charm, humor and cross-generational appeal that the first two had in spades.

I’m always excited for the next offering from Pixar, but for Toy Story 3 I’m EXTRA excited for it. Summer 2010 can’t get here fast enough!

What do you think of the first theatrical trailer for Toy Story 3? Do you think it looks like they’ve carried on the quality from the first two movies?

Toy Story 3 is set to hit theaters on June 18th in the U.S., and on July 23rd in the UK, both in 2010.

Source: Trailer Addict

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  1. The first minute of that trailer is truly beautiful.
    PIXAR really knows how to make it sink in before getting to the funny parts.

  2. I just saw Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D. They were pretty good, liked 2 more than 1, I laughed more and thought the story was a little more moving. I kind of hated Woody for most of the first one, lol.

  3. Looks to be great.

  4. looks like a good story and nice ideas !

  5. Count me in.

  6. Awesome :D

  7. Looks great. I wish they wouldn’t make “Cars 2″ though because the first wasn’t even that great. The next Pixar film to get the sequel treatment should be “Monsters Inc.” because it was left right open! Anyway… this trailer makes me excited (as if I wasn’t already excited), but this trailer seals the deal. One thing I noticed though is they showed the mom’s face in the trailer, and I don’t believe her face was ever shown in the first 2 films… But other than that it looks like it’ll be great!

  8. i don’t know… the second of the traile looks a bit too “Dreamworks”. but the first part feels “Pixar”

  9. I wish 6/18/10 would get here quicker & “Did you fix Buzz ?” lol

  10. AWESOME! This look to be the best one. Exciting.

  11. Looks like fun.

  12. I love how each film grows up a little with each incarnation. The first was very innocent, mainly just a buddy movie. The second though, dealt with something a little deeper with Jessie and Emily. This one seems to be even deeper, dealing with Woody and co themselves losing Andy and what they have to do now.

    Should be pretty funny as well. :)

  13. haha that reset buzz bit was great! at first.
    then ham said “return of the astronut!” then even I was going oh no :P
    i wonder if that’ll go on for most of the movie. hopefully not, or it may feel too derivative of the first movie.

  14. @Joshi

    Ok, I know like 99% of the people here has seen them already, but just in case, yah, the Jesse part was very well done, from her getting a nervous breakdown at the idea of going back into storage, to when she’s sitting on the window sill. When I watched that scene, instead of looking at her, I looked at the reflection of her face on the window and they actually did a pretty good job conveying emotion through her facial expression. Pretty good job CG-wise in the facial expressions considering TS2 was a few years ago.

  15. Well, the thing about getting decent facial expressions in animation is that it’s not about the technology, Pixar’s animators were all trained in 2D animation first and that kind of training is the kind that can teaches them how to get good facial expressions out of just a few lines on a page. Doing the same in Computer animation was basically down to skill. I found no more emotion from Beowulf’s mo-cap than I did from Toy Story 2, or Monsters Inc, and that’s because they had talented animators doing it.

  16. That trailer put a big grin on my face. :)


  17. Beowulf’s CG was horrible, all dead faces…

  18. I saw no real problem with Beowulf’s faces, a huge improvement on The Polar Express’ faces.

    But it does kind of prove my point, even with all that technology, they’re still not able to inject the heart of a character into a CG body without a decent animator at the helm.

  19. I’m super psyched after seeing this trailer. I’m 26 and I love every Pixar movie. They’re great for both young and old, and this third entry in the popular series looks like it’ll be just as great as everything else Disney/Pixar have cranked out! It also looks like they’ll be using a part of a storyline that was conceived years ago when “Toy Story 3″ was just a thought. The original plot was that Buzz gets broken and is sent back to the manufacturer in Japan or someplace, and the rest of the toys go after him. They might be using some of that, considering what happens to Buzz in the trailer. Can’t wait to see it!!

  20. 1:52 : Is see Barbie there helping them hold down Buzz

  21. I thought Buzz was made in Taiwan, lol, in Toy Story 1, he looks under that flap on his arm and it said “Made in Taiwan.” :-)

  22. I have my reservations. Toy Story 2 was… unremarkable. Not exactly a bad film, but hardly memorable. This trailer feels a little bit too much like a few cherry picked gags and not a whole lot else. I mean, if I’d never seen a Toy Story film, and someone showed me that trailer, I’d be putting it in the “skip” pile.

    Pixar know their stuff, and I’m sure they’ll turn in a solid effort, but I wouldn’t really call it hype-worthy yet.

  23. I think people nowdays judge too early the movies from it’s trailer wait till the movie comes out it will be fantastic I can tell you that.It’s great to see the character’s come back after long time and the animation has really improved from last time human faces look more real than earlier.After all it’s too easy to judge the movie sitting from home or go to the theater and watch the movie and then judging it saying it was bad .If get’s 4 out of 5 stars I would defenitely like to see faces of the people who were commenting about the movie was bad judging it from trailer.

  24. I’m surprised it hasn’t been brought up yet, but what about slinky? The actor Jim Varney aka Ernest died after Toy Story 2. However it still sounds just like him. I’m guessing since he’s not a main character they just did a good job at replacing him. It really does sound like the old slinky though. Could it be possible they only gave him(the character) lines similar to old ones so they can just shop them up a bit to use again?

  25. the eBay crack made me Smile.

  26. They probably just found someone who could do a good imitation of him.

  27. They could probably use computers now to make someone’s voice sound more like the original also…

  28. I was thinking about Varney when watching the trailer, it did sound an awful lot like him. My guess is they simply got a sound-a-like.

  29. I can’t lie I grew up watching all the Pixar movies some more memorable than others but Toy Story and Toy Story 2 were two films that really captured my heart. And now to see Toy Story 3 when I’m 20 it’s just incredible. The beginning part of the trailer with music by Randy Newman just brings tears to my eyes.