Disney/Pixar continues to build anticipation for their upcoming 3D sequel Toy Story 3 with the release of a new internet trailer this week.
Additionally, we have the Japanese trailer for the third Toy Story film - one that's heavy with information concerning the film's plot - and an image from the Pixar new animated short, Day and Night, which will be shown before Toy Story 3 in theaters.
First, have a look at the new web-only trailer for Toy Story 3. This clip in particular focuses on the exploits of the lovable but neurotic Rex (Wallace Shawn) and the unflappable piggy-bank, Hamm (Pixar favorite John Ratzenberger).
Next, chances are you haven't caught this Japanese preview for Toy Story 3 yet. Although it does feature an opening montage that highlights some of Pixar's biggest hit films that is narrated in Japanese, the rest of the trailer is in English with Japanese subtitles.
This foreign trailer also contains a fair amount of new, plot-oriented footage, so those who have NOT seen the most recent official Toy Story 3 trailer might find it a bit SPOILERISH.
For those still interest, check it out below:
While previous Toy Story 3 clips have tended to promote primarily the comedic and action-driven portions of the film, this Japanese trailer highlights the dramatic aspects as well. After all, the first two Toy Story films featured both Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen) dealing with the toy version of some pretty adult issues (existential/mid-life crises) and it's nice to see that Toy Story 3 will continue that tradition as the toys struggle with abandonment issues related to Andy's departure for college.
Can Toy Story 3 go above and beyond Toy Story 2 in terms of quality? It'll be a tricky task, but it looks to be at least yet another solid film from the Pixar factory.
Finally, Pixar Talk has the first image from the animated short Night and Day, the cartoon which will show before Toy Story 3 in theaters.
Here's the official Night and Day synopsis, followed by the new image:
When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other’s unique qualities – and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world – the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.
So - who is even more stoked for Toy Story 3 than before?
Toy Story 3 will be out in regular, 3D, and IMAX theaters in the U.S. on June 28, 2010.