Monday, October 12, 2009

Toy Story 3 trailer online

The spectacular first full-length theatrical trailer for Toy Story 3, previously exclusive to theatres with the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3-D double feature, has officially arrived on the web, following days of online leaks (of varying quality). The trailer can be seen in Standard Definition and HD at Apple Movie Trailers and embedded below via Trailer Addict.

Everybody is going to have something to say about this, for sure, so be certain to comment and have your opinion heard!

What stands out for me is the animation —it's brilliant. I wasn't expecting such a stark advancement from Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Technically and visually, Toy Story 3 is going to be miles ahead. It's going to be a rollercoaster of a movie, especially in 3-D.

Notice how everything that should be more fluid is, like the human characters and Woody in particular, but within reason so as to not diverge excessively from the look and feel of the first two films. However, a discerning viewer will still be able to recognize a difference.

The trailer also does a good job of explaining the plot without giving away too much. Going off to college is often a sentimental experience for everybody involved so it's good that that was emphasised for audiences. The first half runs on emotion, wonderfully anchored by the Randy Newman melody "Losing You" playing in the background.

If there was an Oscar for Best Motion Picture Trailer of the Year, this trailer would probably be a strong contender. It's certainly one of Pixar's very best, right up there with the second trailer for A Bug's Life, with its epic intro to the sounds of The Who's "Baba O'Reilly".

Expect a second full-length 'TS3' trailer sometime in the first quarter of next year. A good bet would be with Walt Disney Pictures' live-action Alice in Wonderland, out March 5.



Toy Story 3, Pixar's eleventh animated feature film, directed by Lee Unkrich, arrives in North American theatres on June 18, 2010.

21 comments:

acooper2 said...

I got to see one of the leaked versions yesterday and I was blown away. I definitely noticed the difference in animation, especially the facial animation in the humans. Also, I was glad to hear that Slinky Dog does not sound noticeably different to me. It didn't even cross my mind the first time I saw the trailer. And of course, the reseting of Buzz was absolutely hilarious.

This is certainly one of their best trailers. It sells the movie as both an emotional experience and a comedy/adventure, which is what all Pixar movies are but too often it seems the trailers only represent the latter half. But this is great. I seriously can't wait to see this movie.

Anonymous said...

It's just wonderful

I'm Max said...

"If there was an Oscar for Best Motion Picture Trailer of the Year, this trailer would probably be a strong contender."

Contender, maybe. Winner would have to be the first trailer for "Wild Things". That was absolutely brilliant.

Anonymous said...

If you go to apple.com to see the trailer in HD (http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/toystory3/hd/), the quality is startling. I definitely agree that it keeps the original feel of the characters while still showcasing the incredible advancement in the technology over the last 15 years. The movie is going to be awesome.

Mike said...

Thanks...

Leirin said...

Definitely agreeing with acooper2. My beef with the Up commercials and trailers was that they just sold the movie as being "FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY! Funniest movie in America! #1 comedy!", and not in any ways preparing you for what ended up being such an emotional ride. The sentimentality of the TS3 trailer is great, and the way it goes from emotional to comical is done in a very Pixar-esque fashion.

Jordan said...

Did anyone catch Andy's calendar (turned to August)? It has a picture of a non-anthro Snot Rod on it. Also, he still has the "I want you to join Space Rangers" poster he got when he was (how old was he in the first movie, 8?). Also, seeing Molly Davis at my sister's age was cool. I relate to Andy in more ways than one.

Leirin said...

Jordan: Andy turned 5 at the start of the first Toy Story.

Anonymous said...

The postcard from Carl and Ellie is a nice touch.

http://imgur.com/8iVZC.png

Narnialover101 said...

This is awesome! Definitely one of the better Pixar trailers I've seen!

Kevin said...

Some other things -

Slinky Dog (as confirmed by Lee Unkrich today via video on FB and Twitter) is being voiced by Blake Clark. Apparently, he was the longtime friend of Varvey that Lasseter referred to in an interview back in July. Clark was a fan favorite for years and several people pointed out how much he sounds like Varney.

In the trailer, a few nuggets also to point out besides SnotRod (good eye Jordan!): Boost (I think) is also on a poster in his room, Buzz's batteries are Buy 'N Large, right before one of the kids pick up Buzz in the daycare, on his behind is Disney/Pixar, if you look at the map above Andy's bed there are 2 post-it notes - 1 in california and 1 on Florida (bets on whether those are there because of Walt Disney World and Disneyland or Pixar Animation Studios locations?), there is a postcard on Andy's board that is addressed to Carl and Elli Fredrickson...

I think that's it! Anyone else spot any others?!

Jordan said...

@ Leirin: If he turned 5 in the first film (he looked older than that), then he is 8 in the sequel?

@ Anonymous #?: I had heard about people saying they saw that, and I've paused and examined Andy's shelf there before, but I never noticed that postcard until you pointed it out. What if Carl and Ellie Fredricksen are somehow his grandparents? Nah! That's crazy talk.

@ Kevin: Yes! I knew Blake Clark would be doing it. Thanks for the confirmation!

PixarFanatic said...

Well, it looks like what I thought... much better then the original, but not quite as good (nearly there, however) as Toy Story 2.

This will be an instant winner for Best Animated Feature. I mean instant.

PixarFanatic said...

Jordan: He turns six, I think--he's nine in TS2.

David S. said...

Ooh that was amazing!!

And I'm Max, this would probably be eligible next year? Maybe not?

Brandon said...

Simply amazing!! And I love how you can find Pixar secrets just in the trailers! Buzz's batteries say buy n' large, and there's a doc hudson poster on the wall.

Man, this trailer is sadder than any actual movie I've ever seen. I can't believe it's finally coming.

Anonymous said...

I have a different opinion. I liked the Teasers of the Double Feature more than this trailer - they were more charming.

The beginning of the trailer is quite moving, telling the "story" of Andy and his toys. But the latter part has something of a Rat-Pack-Feel to it. It's just about cracking jokes, Woody being stressed out by Buzz, expressions as usual.

After like 10 years together in Andys Room you'd expect some progression in their characters and in their behaviour towards each other...

Sure, you can say "it's just a movie". But I expect more from Pixar. They handled it well with Toy Story 2 in my opinion. There was absoluteley a progression of the characters.

But I have hope, because the first Ratatouille-(teaser) trailer was also worse than the following ones. And the movie had been awesome!!!

PixarFanatic said...

In Hispanic, he probably is saying "Buzz Lightyear to Star Command," and "To infinity and beyond!" It would've been funny if he said "To infinity and even further" like that Buzz robot did in the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command episode, "Lost in Time."

And speaking of BLOSC, for anyone's interest, many episodes are now up on Youtube.

Mike said...

There is no such language as "Hispanic". There's Spanish, but it sounds like Spanish Buzz is speaking Catalan or something in the trailer becuase I speak/understand Spanish fluently and I have no clue what he's saying.

The second shot of him speaking in a foreign language sounds like Japanese.

PixarFanatic said...

Ooops, sorry. Some guy said it was Hispanic, and that sounded strange. I thought it was Spanish too.

"TO INFINITY... AND EVEN FURTHER!"

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but he says "espania" in the first shot. Maybe it's spanglish (spanish and english...), yeah the second one sounds like japanese. Haha.