Toy Story Goes to College

It's a milestone in any parent's life: the day they drop their kids off at college. A lot of thoughts will no doubt go through their heads: Will my kid be okay? Will they make friends?...How would Buzz Lightyear handle this?

That's what was going through Pixar producer John Lasseter’s mind as he returned from dropping his son off at college and headed straight into a brainstorming meeting for Toy Story 3. The film's story emerged from there: Andy, the kid from the original Toy Story, is now a college-bound teenager. Buzz and Woody et al have no place in his dorm, and soon find themselves donated to a daycare center – where, besieged by toddlers, they decide to stage an escape.

As for the rest of the plot, Lasseter is keeping his mouth shut – but he did announce this week that the upcoming sequel will feature the voices of Whoopi Goldberg (whose role is still a surprise) and Michael Keaton (as a Ken doll!).

Toy Story 3 will be distinct from the two previous films in yet another way: it will be shown in 3D. To kick things off, Disney has created 3D versions of both Toy Story 1 and 2, which will play in theaters as a double feature starting October 2nd. Cool as that sounds, we could do without seeing the mutant baby-head-spider toy in 3D…shudder.

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