Toy Story 3 (2010)
September 12, 2022 8:26 AM - Subscribe

With their beloved Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and the rest of the toys find themselves headed for the attic but mistakenly wind up on the curb with the trash. Woody's quick thinking saves the gang, but all but Woody end up being donated to a day-care center. Unfortunately, the uncontrollable kids do not play nice, so Woody and the gang make plans for a great escape.

Also starring the voices of Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Jeff Pidgeon, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Jodi Benson, Timothy Dalton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin, Bonnie Hunt, Laurie Metcalf, Richard Kind, and R. Lee Ermey.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (Coco) from a screenplay by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine).

98% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Disney+ and available for digital rental.
posted by DirtyOldTown (8 comments total)
Old school Pixar: What if toys/bugs/monsters were real/alive/relatable?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:30 AM on September 12, 2022

I love, LOVE this movie. I thought I loved the first two but no, this one is my favorite. Maybe even the last Pixar movie I truly loved? I think what does it for me is the unrelenting darkness. It's grim. I felt like they stakes were real, and even though it's a kids' movie I honestly thought they were all going to die.
posted by MetaFilter World Peace at 11:52 AM on September 12, 2022 [4 favorites]

I saw this movie on a Bolivian overnight bus. It was a shaky Russian cam with partial subtitles in Spanish overlaid on top of the Russian. It was still good!
posted by Acari at 3:03 PM on September 12, 2022

Yeah, that scene. I cried. Then I cried again at the end. Crying while watching a cartoon! I didn’t do that when Bambi’s mother died.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 9:39 AM on September 13, 2022

I am a sucker for mercy and this movie was like a thousand volts right to that nerve of mine, I wanna sob just remembering it holy fuck.
posted by fleacircus at 3:57 PM on September 13, 2022

I don't even remember someone dying, only saw it in theatre the one time! I wasn't crazy about the movie. For some wild reason I kept hoping/thinking it would be building up to some anti-consumerist message, the toys end up destroyed but the kids move on, which coming from Disney would be a headspin if they even tried to pull that one, but still, the heart wants what the heart wants.
posted by GoblinHoney at 11:41 AM on September 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

Lotso is an amazing character
posted by Morpeth at 5:17 PM on September 14, 2022

I saw this in the theater when it came out. I was far from the only adult in the audience sniffling or outright sobbing at the end. My emotional reaction is now dulled a bit since my daughter has watched it a billion times, but still an amazinly well crafted movie.
posted by weathergal at 3:36 PM on September 26, 2022

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