Toy Story 3

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Toy Story 3
Many toys all close together, with Woody and Buzz Lightyear holding the top of number 3.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLee Unkrich
Produced byDarla K. Anderson
Screenplay byMichael Arndt
Story byJohn Lasseter
Andrew Stanton
Lee Unkrich
StarringTom Hanks
Tim Allen
Joan Cusack
Ned Beatty
Don Rickles
Michael Keaton
Wallace Shawn
John Ratzenberger
Blake Clark
Estelle Harris
Jodi Benson
John Morris
Music byRandy Newman
CinematographyJeremy Lasky
Kim White
Editing byKen Schretzmann
StudioPixar
Distributed byWalt Disney Pictures
Release date(s)
  • June 12, 2010 (2010-06-12) (Taormina Film Fest)
  • June 18, 2010 (2010-06-18) (North America)
Running time103 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$200 million[1]
Box office$1,063,171,911[1]
 
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Toy Story 3
Many toys all close together, with Woody and Buzz Lightyear holding the top of number 3.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLee Unkrich
Produced byDarla K. Anderson
Screenplay byMichael Arndt
Story byJohn Lasseter
Andrew Stanton
Lee Unkrich
StarringTom Hanks
Tim Allen
Joan Cusack
Ned Beatty
Don Rickles
Michael Keaton
Wallace Shawn
John Ratzenberger
Blake Clark
Estelle Harris
Jodi Benson
John Morris
Music byRandy Newman
CinematographyJeremy Lasky
Kim White
Editing byKen Schretzmann
StudioPixar
Distributed byWalt Disney Pictures
Release date(s)
  • June 12, 2010 (2010-06-12) (Taormina Film Fest)
  • June 18, 2010 (2010-06-18) (North America)
Running time103 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$200 million[1]
Box office$1,063,171,911[1]

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer animated comedy-drama prison film, and the third installment in the Toy Story series.[2] It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Lee Unkrich, the film was released worldwide from June through October[3] in Disney Digital 3-D, RealD, and IMAX 3D. Toy Story 3 was also the first film to be released theatrically with Dolby Surround 7.1 sound. The screenplay was written by Michael Arndt, while Unkrich wrote the story along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, respectively director and co-writer of the two first films.

The plot focuses on the toys Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their friends dealing with an uncertain future as their owner, Andy, prepares to leave for college. Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Jeff Pidgeon, Jodi Benson, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, and Laurie Metcalf reprised their voice-over roles from the previous films. Jim Varney, who played Slinky Dog in the first two films, and Joe Ranft, who portrayed Lenny and Wheezy, both died before production began on Toy Story 3. The role of Slinky Dog was taken over by Blake Clark (a friend of Varney), while Ranft's characters and various others were written out of the story. New characters include performances by Ned Beatty, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Garlin, Richard Kind, and Michael Keaton.

The feature broke Shrek the Third's record as the biggest opening day North American gross for an animated film unadjusted for inflation,[4] and a big opening with an unadjusted gross of $110,307,189. It is also the highest-grossing opening weekend for a Pixar film,[5] as well as the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film to have opened in the month of June.[6] This is the highest-grossing film of 2010, both in the United States and Canada, and worldwide. In early August, it became Pixar's highest-grossing film at the North American box office (surpassing Finding Nemo), and the highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide (surpassing Shrek 2);[7] later that month, Toy Story 3 became the first ever animated film in history to make over $1 billion worldwide.[8] It is currently the 11th-highest-grossing film of all time.[9]

Toy Story 3 was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Sound Editing.[10] It was the third animated film (after Beauty and the Beast and Up) to be nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture. It won the awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

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Plot [edit]

Andy, now nearly 18 years old,[11] is leaving for college, and his toys have not been played with in years. Andy decides to take Woody with him to college and puts Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toys in a trash bag for storage in the attic. Andy's mother mistakes the bag for garbage and throws it away. The toys escape and, believing Andy intended to throw them away, decide to climb in a donation box bound for Sunnyside Daycare. Woody follows the other toys and tries to explain that they were thrown out by mistake, but they refuse to believe him.

Andy's toys are welcomed by the many toys at Sunnyside and given a tour of the seemingly perfect play-setting by Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear (simply known as Lotso), Big Baby, and Ken, whom Barbie falls in love with. All of the toys love their new home, and Woody leaves alone in an attempt to return to Andy. Woody's escape attempt falls short and he is found by Bonnie, one of the Sunnyside children. She takes him home and plays with him along with her other toys, who are well-treated, happy, and readily welcome Woody. At the daycare, meanwhile, a group of toddlers play with Andy's toys very roughly.

Buzz asks Lotso to move him and the others to the older children's room, only to be captured by Lotso's henchmen and reset to his original space ranger persona. At the same time, Mrs. Potato Head sees Andy searching for them through her missing eye left behind in Andy's room, which convinces the toys that Woody was right about Andy. Before they could leave, they are imprisoned by Lotso, his gang and the reset Buzz. Woody learns that Lotso and Big Baby once had an owner named Daisy. Daisy once left Lotso and Big Baby behind; they eventually found their way back to Daisy's house, only to find that she replaced Lotso with an identical teddy bear. When he found Sunnyside, he and Big Baby took it over and ran it like a prison.

The following morning, Woody returns to Sunnyside through Bonnie's backpack and apologizes to his friends. That night, the toys execute a daring escape plan, and in the process they accidentally reset Buzz into a delusional Spanish mode, in which his memory remains wiped but he becomes flamboyantly chivalrous; despite this, Buzz allies himself with Woody and immediately falls in love with Jessie. The toys reach a dumpster, but are caught by Lotso and his gang. As a garbage truck approaches, Woody reveals what he learned about Lotso. Lotso reveals that he now believes that toys are meant to be thrown away; leading to an enraged Big Baby to throw Lotso into the dumpster. Seeking revenge, Lotso pulls Woody into the dumpster just as the truck collects the trash. Woody's friends fall into the back of the truck trying to rescue him and a falling television hits Buzz when he tries to save Jessie, returning him to his normal self. The toys find themselves at the dump and eventually wind up on a conveyor belt leading to a giant incinerator. Woody and Buzz then help Lotso—whom they saved earlier—reach an emergency stop button, only to have Lotso leave them behind. Believing the end is near, the toys join hands and accept their fate, but are soon rescued by the Aliens operating a large industrial claw. Lotso makes his way outside, but a passing garbage truck driver finds him and, recognizing he had the same toy as a kid, straps him to the radiator grill of his truck. Meanwhile, Woody and his friends board another garbage truck driven by an adult Sid Phillips back to Andy's house.

In Andy's room, Woody climbs back into the box with Andy's college supplies while the other toys ready themselves for the attic. Woody leaves a note for Andy on the toys' box. Andy, thinking the note is from his mother, takes them to Bonnie's house and introduces her to his old toys. Bonnie recognizes Woody who, to Andy's surprise, is lying at the bottom of the box. Though initially reluctant, Andy passes him on to Bonnie, and then spends some time playing with her and the toys before leaving. The film ends with Woody and his friends watching Andy's departure and beginning their new lives with Bonnie.

During the credits, Woody and the other toys learn through notes passed on in Bonnie's backpack that Barbie, Ken and Big Baby have improved the lives of the toys at Sunnyside.

Voice cast [edit]

Several other characters (such as Bo Peep, RC, Etch and Wheezy) are only seen in flashbacks. The character of Slinky Dog appeared to be in limbo after the death of his original voice actor Jim Varney on February 10, 2000, three months after Toy Story 2 was released. Varney was replaced by Blake Clark. After Clark was cast to play Slinky Dog, the producers later realized that Clark and Varney had coincidentally been close friends since they appeared in the 1989 film Fast Food, making the transition a lot easier.[15]

Production [edit]

According to the terms of Pixar's revised deal with Disney, all characters created by Pixar for their films were owned by Disney. Furthermore, Disney retains the rights to make sequels to any Pixar film, though Pixar retained the right of first refusal to work on these sequels. But in 2004, when the contentious negotiations between the two companies made a split appear likely, Disney Chairman at the time Michael Eisner put in motion plans to produce Toy Story 3 at a new Disney studio, Circle 7 Animation. Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, indicated a willingness to return even if Pixar was not on board.[16]

Promotional art for Circle 7's Toy Story 3, displaying the storyline of the Buzz Lightyears being recalled.

Jim Herzfeld wrote a script for Circle 7's version of the film. It focused on the other toys shipping a malfunctioning Buzz to Taiwan, where he was built, believing that he will be fixed there. While searching on the Internet, they find out that many more Buzz Lightyear toys are malfunctioning around the world and the company has issued a massive recall. Fearing Buzz's destruction, a group of Andy's toys (Woody, Rex, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Jessie, and Bullseye) venture to rescue Buzz. At the same time, Buzz meets other toys from around the world that were once loved, but have now been recalled.[16]

Lee Unkrich, pictured at the Toy Story 3 panel at WonderCon 2010 in April 2010, was the full-time director for the film.

In January 2006, Disney bought Pixar in a deal that put Pixar chiefs Edwin Catmull and John Lasseter in charge of all Disney Animation. Shortly thereafter, Circle 7 Animation was shut down and its version of Toy Story 3 was cancelled.[16] The character designs went into the Disney archives.[17] The following month, Disney CEO Robert Iger confirmed that Disney was in the process of transferring the production to Pixar.[18] John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Lee Unkrich visited the house where they first pitched Toy Story and came up with the story for the film over a weekend. Stanton then wrote a treatment.[19] On February 8, 2007, Catmull announced Toy Story 2's co-director, Lee Unkrich, as the sole director of the film instead of John Lasseter (who was busy directing Cars 2), and Michael Arndt as screenwriter.[20] The release date was moved to 2010.[21] Unkrich said that he felt pressure to avoid creating "the first dud" for Pixar, since as of 2010 all of Pixar's films had been critical and commercial successes.[22]

During the initial development stages of the film, Pixar revisited their work from the original Toy Story and found that although they could open the old computer files for the animated 3D models, error messages prevented them from editing the files. This necessitated recreating the models from scratch.[23] To create the chaotic and complex junkyard scene near the film's end, more than a year and a half was invested on research and development to create the simulation systems required for the sequence.[24]

Instead of sending Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and John Ratzenberger scripts for their consideration in reprising their roles, a complete story reel of the film was shown to the actors in a theater. The reel was made up of moving storyboards with pre-recorded voices, sound effects, and music. At the conclusion of the preview, the actors signed on to the film.[25]

Dolby Laboratories announced that Toy Story 3 would be the first film that will feature theatrical 7.1 surround sound.[26] Thus, even the Blu-ray version will feature original 7.1 audio, unlike other movies which were remixed into 7.1 for Blu-ray.

Release [edit]

Marketing [edit]

The film's first teaser trailer was released with Up in Disney Digital 3-D, on May 29, 2009.[27] On October 2, 2009, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 were re-released as a double feature in Disney Digital 3-D.[28] The first full-length trailer was attached as an exclusive sneak peek and a first footage to the Toy Story double feature, on October 12, 2009. A second teaser was released on February 10, 2010, followed by a second full-length trailer on February 11 and appeared in 3D showings of Alice in Wonderland and How to Train Your Dragon. On March 23, 2010, Toy Story was released on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack which included a small feature of "The Story of Toy Story 3." Also, Toy Story 2 was released on that day in the same format which had a small feature on the "Characters of Toy Story 3." On May 11, 2010, both films had a DVD-only re-release which contained the features.

Mattel, Thinkway Toys, and Lego are among those who produced toys to promote the film. Fisher Price, a Mattel Company, has released Toy Story 3 with 21 3D images for viewing with the View-Master viewer.[29][30] Disney Interactive Studios also produced a video game based on the film, Toy Story 3: The Video Game, which was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and PSP on June 15, 2010.[31] A PlayStation 2 version was released on October 30, 2010 as part of a PS2 Bundle and separately on November 2, 2010 (The same day Toy Story 3 was released on DVD and Blu-ray). It was also the last Disney/Pixar game to be released on PlayStation 2.

Toy Story 3 was featured in Apple's iPhone OS 4 Event on April 8, 2010, with Steve Jobs demonstrating a Toy Story 3 themed iAd written in HTML5.[32]

Pixar designed a commercial for the toy, Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear, and formatted it to look like it came from an old VCR recording. The recording was altered with distorted sound, noise along the bottom of the screen, and flickering video, all designed to make it look like a converted recording from around 1983.[33] A Japanese version of the commercial was also released online, with the name Lots-O'-Huggin Bear being replaced by Little Hug-Hug Bear (Japanese:ハグハグベアちゃん/Hagu Hagu Beya-Chan).[34]

On Dancing with the Stars' May 11, 2010, episode, the Gipsy Kings performed a Spanish-language version of the song "You've Got a Friend in Me." It also featured a paso doble dance which was choreographed by Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani.[35][36] Both the song and dance are featured in the film.

Toy Story 3 was also promoted with airings of the first and second films on several channels in the upcoming weeks of the film's release, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, and ABC Family. Sneak peeks of Toy Story 3 were also revealed, primarily on Disney Channel.

Oscar campaign [edit]

A poster from Toy Story 3's Oscar campaign, describing Midnight Cowboy.

Unlike most recent Oscar campaigns, Toy Story 3's "Not since..." campaign drew a lot of attention during the holiday period, emphasizing on the film's uniqueness and tremendous critical acclaim.[37]

Short film [edit]

The theatrical release of Toy Story 3 included the short film Day & Night, which focuses on what happens when an animated personification of Day meets his opposite, Night and the resulting growth for both.[38][39] It was also included in the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film (See Home media for more).

Home media [edit]

Toy Story 3 was released in North America on November 2, 2010 in a standard DVD edition, two-disc Blu-ray and in a four-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack. Behind the scenes are featured including a sneak peek teaser for the upcoming Cars 2, the sequel to Cars.[40] A 10-disc Toy Story trilogy Blu-ray box set also arrived on store shelves on the same day.[41] A 3D version of the Blu-ray was released in North America on November 1, 2011.

On its first week of release (November 2–7, 2010) it sold 3,859,736 units (equal to $73,096,452) ranking No.1 for the week and immediately becoming the best-selling animated film of 2010 in terms of units sold (surpassing How to Train Your Dragon). As of July 18, 2012, it has sold 10,911,701 units ($185,924,247).[42] It has become the best-selling DVD of 2010 in terms of units sold, but it lacks in terms of sales revenue and therefore ranks second behind Avatar on that list.[43] It also sold about 4.0 million Blu-ray units, ranking as the fourth best-selling film of 2010.[44]

In the UK, it broke the record for the largest first day ever for animated feature both on DVD and Blu-ray in terms of sales revenue. Additionally, on its first day of release on iTunes it immediately became the most downloaded Disney film ever.[45]

Reception [edit]

Critical reception [edit]

Toy Story 3 received widespread acclaim from critics. The film review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 99% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 256 reviews, with an average score of 8.8/10. The site's consensus is: "Deftly blending comedy, adventure, and honest emotion, Toy Story 3 is a rare second sequel that really works."[46] On the all-time Best of Rotten Tomatoes list, it ranks fourth[47] behind both its predecessors, and was the best-reviewed film of 2010.[48] Another review aggregator, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 92 based on 39 reviews.[49] TIME named Toy Story 3 the best movie of 2010,[50] as did Quentin Tarantino.[51] In 2011, TIME named it one of "The 25 All-TIME Best Animated Films."[52]

A. O. Scott of The New York Times stated, "This film—this whole three-part, 15-year epic—about the adventures of a bunch of silly plastic junk turns out also to be a long, melancholy meditation on loss, impermanence and that noble, stubborn, foolish thing called love."[53] Owen Gleiberman from Entertainment Weekly gave the film an A, saying, "Even with the bar raised high, Toy Story 3 enchanted and moved me so deeply I was flabbergasted that a digitally animated comedy about plastic playthings could have this effect."[54] Gleiberman also wrote in the next issue that he, along with many other grown men, cried at the end of the film.[55] Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter also gave the film a positive review, saying, "Woody, Buzz and playmates make a thoroughly engaging, emotionally satisfying return."[56] Mark Kermode of the BBC gave the film, and the series, a glowing review, calling it "the best movie trilogy of all time."[57] In USA Today, Claudia Puig gave the film a complete 4 star rating, writing, "This installment, the best of the three, is everything a movie should be: hilarious, touching, exciting and clever."[58] Lou Lumenick of the New York Post wrote, "Toy Story 3 (which is pointlessly being shown in 3-D at most locations) may not be a masterpiece, but it still had me in tears at the end."[59] Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune gave the film 3 out of 4 stars, writing that, "Compared with the riches of all kinds in recent Pixar masterworks such as Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Up, Toy Story 3 looks and plays like an exceptionally slick and confident product, as opposed to a magical blend of commerce and popular art."[60] Orlando Sentinel film critic Roger Moore, who gave the film 3½ out of 4 stars, wrote, "Dazzling, scary and sentimental, Toy Story 3 is a dark and emotional conclusion to the film series that made Pixar famous."[61]

Box office [edit]

Worldwide [edit]

Toy Story 3 earned $415,004,880 in North America, and $648,167,031 in other countries, totaling $1,063,171,911 worldwide, earning more revenue than the previous two films combined.[1] It is the highest-grossing film in the series,[62] the 10th highest-grossing film,[9] the highest-grossing film of 2010,[63] the third highest-grossing Disney film,[64] the highest-grossing Pixar film,[65] and the highest-grossing animated film of all time.[8] In terms of estimated attendance, though, it still ranks fourth on the list of modern animated films, behind Shrek 2, Finding Nemo, and The Lion King.[8] On its first weekend, Toy Story 3 topped the worldwide box office with $145.3 million ($153.7 million with weekday previews), which stands as the third-largest opening weekend worldwide for an animated feature.[66] On August 27, 2010, its 71st day of release, it surpassed the $1 billion mark, becoming the second Disney film in 2010 (after Alice in Wonderland), the third Disney film overall (the other being Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), and the only animated film to achieve this.

North America [edit]

In North America, Toy Story 3 is the 12th highest-grossing film unadjusted for inflation. Adjusted for ticket price inflation though, it ranks 90th on the all-time chart.[67] The film is also the highest-grossing film of 2010,[68] the highest-grossing Pixar film,[65] the second highest-grossing G-rated film,[69] the 3rd highest-grossing animated film,[70] and the fourth highest-grossing Disney film.[71] It grossed $41,148,961 on its opening day (Friday, June 18, 2010) from 4,028 theaters, setting an opening-day record for an animated film.[72] During its opening weekend, the film grossed $110,307,189, topping the weekend chart and marking the highest-grossing opening weekend for a Pixar film.[73] It averaged $27,385 per venue, marking the second highest for a G-rated film, and the second highest for an animated feature.[74] The film had the second-highest opening weekend for an animated film,[75] and also had the fourth best opening weekend for a 2010 film.[76] It set an opening-weekend record for films opening in June,[6] and for G-rated films.[77] In its first week (Friday-through-Thursday), Toy Story 3 grossed $167.6 million marking the biggest opening week for an animated film and the tenth largest opening week of all time.[78] It also had the largest opening-week and 10-day gross among 2010 films.[79] It topped the box office for two consecutive weekends.[80]

Outside North America [edit]

It is the fourteenth highest-grossing film,[81] the third highest-grossing animated film, the third highest-grossing film of 2010,[82] the highest-grossing Pixar film, and the fifth highest-grossing Disney film.[81] It topped the box office outside North America three times, on its first ($35.0 million),[83] second,[84] and sixth weekend (which was its largest).[85]

Its highest-grossing market after North America is Japan ($126.7 million),[86] where it is the highest-grossing U.S. animated feature,[8] followed by the UK & Ireland and Malta (£73.8 million - $116.6 million), where it is the fourth highest-grossing film,[87] and Mexico ($59.4 million), where it is the second highest-grossing film.[88] It set opening weekend records for animated films in Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, China, Argentina,[89] Hong Kong,[90] Spain and the UK.[91] It is currently the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the UK, Ireland and Malta, in Mexico,[88] in Hong Kong,[92] and in Egypt. It is the highest-grossing 2010 film in Argentina,[93] Bolivia,[94] Chile,[95] Colombia,[96] Hong Kong,[97] Mexico,[98] Spain,[99] the UK, & Ireland and Malta.[100]

Accolades [edit]

On January 25, 2011, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Toy Story 3 was not only nominated for Best Animated Feature, but also for Best Picture. This makes Toy Story 3 not only the first only animated sequel in history to be nominated for Best Picture, but also the third animated film to be nominated for Best Picture (following Beauty and the Beast and Up). Toy Story 3 becoming the second Pixar film to be nominated for both awards.[101] Toy Story 3 also became the first ever Pixar film - and the first animated feature film since Shrek - to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, though six of Pixar's previous films were nominated for the Best Original Screenplay: Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Up. In 2011, it was nominated for a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie, but lost to Despicable Me.

AwardCategory/Recipient(s)ResultReference
Teen Choice Awards 2010Choice Movie: Animated FilmWon[102]
Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2010Fave MovieNominated[103]
Hollywood Movie Awards 2010Hollywood Animation Award (Lee Unkrich)Won[104]
Digital Spy Movie AwardsBest Movie[105]
2010 Scream AwardsBest Fantasy MovieNominated[106]
Best Scream-Play
Best Fantasy Actor (Tom Hanks)
3-D Top Three
37th People's Choice AwardsFavorite Movie[107]
Favorite Family MovieWon
Satellite Awards 2010Motion Picture (Animated or Mixed)[108]
Best Original Screenplay (Michael Ardnt)Nominated
2011 Grammy AwardsBest Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWon[109]
2011 Annie AwardsBest Animated FeatureNominated[110]
Best Directing in a Feature Production (Lee Unkrich)
Best Writing in a Feature Production (Michael Arndt)
82nd National Board of Review AwardsBest Animated FilmWon[111]
Top Ten Films
9th Washington Area Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted ScreenplayNominated[112]
Best Film
Best Animated FeatureWon
Alliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Animated Feature
Best Animated Female (both Joan Cusack as Jessie and Jodi Benson as Barbie)Nominated
16th Annual BFCA Critics Choice AwardsBest Picture[113]
Best Adapted Screenplay (Michael Arndt)
Best Animated Feature (Lee Unkrich)Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best SoundNominated
Best Original Song "We Belong Together" (Randy Newman)
2010 Golden Tomato AwardsBest Rating Feature in 2010 (Wide Release)Won[114]
Best Reviewed Animated Film (Animation)[115]
68th Golden Globe AwardsBest Animated Feature Film[116]
Women Film Critics CircleBest Family Film
64th BAFTA AwardsBest Adapted Screenplay (Michael Arndt)Nominated[117]
Best Animated FeatureWon
Best Visual EffectsNominated
83rd Academy AwardsBest Picture[118]
Best Adapted Screenplay (Michael Arndt)
Best Animated FeatureWon
Best Sound EditingNominated
Best Original Song ("We Belong Together" by Randy Newman)Won
2011 Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite Animated FilmNominated
[119]
Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie (Tom Hanks)
Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie (Tim Allen)
37th Saturn AwardsBest Animated FilmWon
[120]
Best Writing (Michael Arndt)Nominated
2011 MTV Movie AwardsBest Villain (Ned Beatty)
[121]

Music [edit]

Toy Story 3
Soundtrack album by Randy Newman
ReleasedJune 15, 2010
GenreScore
Length56:18
LabelWalt Disney
Pixar chronology
Up
(2009)
Toy Story 3
(2010)
Cars 2
(2011)
Singles from Toy Story 3
  1. "We Belong Together"
    Released: 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Empire4/5 stars
Filmtracks3/5 stars
Movie Music UK3.5/5 stars
Movie Wave4/5 stars

The film score of Toy Story 3 was composed and conducted by Randy Newman, his sixth for Pixar after Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and Cars. Disney did not release the soundtrack album for Toy Story 3 on Compact Disc (CD). It was only available, initially, as a music download in lossy formats such as MP3 and AAC. This was the second instance where Disney did not release the award-winning soundtrack of a Pixar film on CD. The first Pixar film not to have its soundtrack released on CD by Disney was Up. In January 2012, Intrada released the Toy Story 3 soundtrack on Compact Disc.[122]

All songs written and composed by Randy Newman

No.TitleLength
1."We Belong Together" (performed by Newman)4:03
2."You've Got a Friend in Me (para Buzz Español) (Hay Un Amigo en Mi)" (performed by The Gipsy Kings)2:15
3."Cowboy!"  4:11
4."Garbage?"  2:41
5."Sunnyside"  2:20
6."Woody Bails"  4:40
7."Come to Papa"  2:06
8."Go See Lotso"  3:37
9."Bad Buzz"  2:22
10."You Got Lucky"  5:59
11."Spanish Buzz"  3:31
12."What About Daisy?"  2:07
13."To the Dump"  3:51
14."The Claw"  3:57
15."Going Home"  3:22
16."So Long"  4:55
17."Zu-Zu (Ken's Theme)"  0:35
Total length:
56:18

In addition to the tracks included in the soundtrack album, the film also uses "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright, "Le Freak" by Chic, and Randy Newman's original version of "You've Got a Friend in Me."

Also, tracks "Cowboy!" and "Come to Papa" included material from Newman's rejected score to Air Force One.[123] The song "Losing You" from Newman's own album Harps and Angels was also used in the first trailer for the film.[124]

The Judas Priest song "Electric Eye" was used in the temp score for the opening scene of Toy Story 3.[125] The aliens are playing the tune in their sports car. But the song was ultimately replaced by another piece of music.

Music awards [edit]

AwardCategory/Recipient(s)ResultReference
16th Annual BFCA Critics Choice AwardsBest Original Song "We Belong Together" (Randy Newman)Nominated[113]
2011 Grammy AwardsBest Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWon[126]
83rd Academy AwardsBest Original Song – “We Belong Together”[127]

Possible sequel [edit]

In June 2011, Tom Hanks, the voice of Woody in the films, was asked while promoting Larry Crowne whether or not there would be a sequel for his grandchildren to see. "I think there will be, yeah. I think they're working on it now," he said, referring to Pixar.[128] Despite constant unconfirmed rumours on social media sites, no such sequel has been announced yet.

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Preceded by
"The Weary Kind" from
Crazy Heart
Academy Award for Best Original Song
"We Belong Together"

2010
Succeeded by
"Man or Muppet" from
The Muppets