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