in about 100 words or less
US 108m, Colour
Director: Lee Unkrich; Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger
Despite the 3D presentation, and yet another nondescript Randy Newman song: “We Belong Together” – Toy Story 3 is a beautifully crafted conclusion to a wildly successful and critically acclaimed franchise. The Toys have all but been relegated to the attic owing to the fact that Andy, their owner, is now 17 and is heading off for college. For much of the film, we follow the Toys as they attempt to escape from the Sunnyside Daycare Centre, to which they were inadvertently donated and are now held captive. While it may only be surprising to some of the youngest viewers that the Toys eventually make their way back to Andy, the truly sincere and heartfelt conclusion is what really makes this film work, and is easily the principal reason for its likability and success (Klaus Ming February 2011).