"What's more potent [than the state-of-the-art CG animation] is the upping of the emotional ante. TS3 puts its characters and the moviegoing children who love them in their severest crisis yet. Not since the early Disney classics have cartoon characters faced so dire a threat with such heroic grace", Corliss writes about Andy's toys in the film.
TIME talked to director Lee Unkrich and executive producer John Lasseter, who describes how he and the other members of the studio "brain trust" reacted upon hearing the first draft of the story read: "By the end, I had tears streaming down my face. I looked around the table, and we all had tears."
Read the article at TIME.com.