Fans of Pixar’s Toy Story franchise will be excited to know that, not only is it a few mere hours from the release of Toy Story 3, you may still have time to run to your local theater for a Toy Story marathon.
As for the trilogy event, Toy Story 3 director, Lee Unkrich, tweeted a poster teasing the Toy Story marathon. In celebration of the Toy Story 3‘s release, select theaters in 20 different cities will be offering a triple feature – showing Toy Story and Toy Story 2 prior to the midnight release of Toy Story 3. While those of us on the east coast have missed the deadline – there’s still time for you Mountain and Pacific time-zoners to get your local theater.
The marathon is similar to the Twilight saga event we reported earlier this month. Check out the flier below to see if a theater in your city is participating in the Toy Story Marathon.
If you’re still on the fence about Toy Story 3, make sure to check out the stills and video clips Disney released a couple days back for a taste of what to expect.
Personally, I was extremely skeptical of Toy Story 3 – not because I don’t trust Pixar. I’d just rather see them creating new IPs. Wall-E and Up were both technically impressive as well as extremely well crafted – not to mention emotional. So, it was hard for me to understand the point of revisiting a franchise that hadn’t seen a new installment for eleven years. While I was sure that I’d enjoy Toy Story 3, my feeling was that I would have enjoyed (insert new idea) more.
When will you be seeing Toy Story 3? Think you might rush out to one of the Toy Story Marathons?
Toy Story 3 opens tonight – at Toy Story Marathons tonight around the country.