Well, this is a relief.
Pixar sure looks like they know how to do things the right way. Earlier this year, it was announced that the super-successful animation studio would be re-releasing the first two Toy Story films leading up to the opening of their new Toy Story 3. Better yet, all three would be released in 3D.
Now comes confirmation that the first two installments will be left unchanged (other than the 3D formatting of course). This means we’re at no risk of suffering again through what George Lucas did to the original Star Wars trilogy for the special edition re-releases.
Toy Story 1 & 2 were both perfect films for all audiences and both sit with 100% fresh ratings on RottenTomatoes.com. It would suck to not be treated to what made the films so good in the first place, so it’s a wise decision on Pixar’s part to leave these works of art unscathed.
That being said, if they were to make edits and additions to the films, I’m sure it wouldn’t be nearly as problematic as what Mr. Lucas did with the Star Wars Saga.
Pixar has an insanely-good track record with their films and has plenty to live up to with Toy Story 3. Toy Story 2 came out back in 1999 so here’s hoping the 11-year wait being worth it.
Toy Story in 3D is due out October 2, 2009, Toy Story 2 in 3D is due out February 12, 2010 and the newest installment: Toy Story 3 (also in 3D) is due out June 18, 2010.