Toy Story 3 is one of those movies that is an instant classic and deserves to be. The film had a lot to live up to after making fans wait 11 years before a follow-up to part two. For those out there that somehow never saw the movie in the theater, I’m sure you’re still wondering if all the waiting was worth it. Well, it was.
Toy Story 3 definitely delivers everything any fan of the movie franchise could ever want. It has all the wit, charm, and excitement that the first two installments had. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it’s better than the first two but it’s absolutely as good.
In Toy Story 3, “as Andy gets ready to leave for college, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of the gang wonder if this is the end of the line. But, when a mix up lands them in the Sunnyside Day Care Center where they meet 14 new toys, they soon discover that a wild new adventure is just beginning! “
A lot of the charm in Toy Story 3 is the return of the voice actors from the original two movies. You’ve got everybody onboard again. It’s sad that Jim Varney is no longer with us to reprise his role as Slinky Dog, but Blake Clark does a good job of keeping the character alive. Having the original ensemble cast back together just adds a timeless and nostalgic touch to the whole watching experience.
One thing that I really don’t think anyone is going to miss is the 3D. Toy Story 3 really doesn’t seem to lose anything in viewing it in 2D. As another plus, you don’t have to wear those annoying big glasses.
Alright, let’s move on to the special features of this Blu-ray / DVD extravaganza. I received the 4-Disc Combo Pack version of Toy Story 3. Disc 1 includes the Blu-ray Feature Film and Bonus features. This has the movie in Disney Enhanced High Definition Picture and Sound; “Day & Night” Theatrical Short; Toys! featurette; and Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science of Adventure.
Disc 2 of the pack is the Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus features, which include Toy Story Trivia Dash – Interactive Game; Cine-Explore With Director Lee Unkrich & Producer Daria Anderson featurette; Beginnings: Setting A Story In Motion featurette; Bonnie’s Playtime – A Story Roundtable With Director Lee Unkrich featurette; Roundin’ Up A Western Opening featurette; Beyond The Toy Box: An Alternative Commentary Track; Paths To Pixar: Editorial featurette; 3 Studio Stories; and Much More.
Disc 3 is the regular format DVD Feature Film and Bonus materials that include “Day & Night” Theatrical Short; Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science of Adventure; The Gang’s All Here: A Look At Returning Voice Talent featurette; 3 Studio Stories; and Much More.
Disc 4 is the Digital Copy Of The Feature Film.
The specifications for the Blu-ray feature film include 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, and Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 EX Languages; and English, English SDH, French, and Spanish Subtitles. The regular DVD feature film has Widescreen 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; English 5.1 Dolby Digital EX & English 2.0 DVS; and English SDH Subtitles.
Toy Story 3 comes in three different version, which include4-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo + Digital Copy, 2-Disc Blu-ray, and single disc regular DVD format.
You absolutely must own Toy Story 3 on DVD or Blu-ray right away! Obviously the Combo Pack is the way to go if you’re looking for all the extra features and such. Disney really spared no expense in packing this thing with tons of goodies. It will be a welcome addition to your Toy Story collection.
You can buy the 4-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo + Digital Copy right here.
You can buy the Blu-ray right here.
You can buy the regular DVD right here.