Toy Story 1 and 2 3D

By Amara

The films that solidified Pixar as the studio it is today have been digitally remastered in 3D now as a limited time double feature. Toy Story gives us a look into the secret activities of toys after a child has left the room. The first film, “Toy Story”, centers around the story of a toy cowboy named Woody (Tom Hanks) who has a long standing history as the favorite toy in Andy’s room, that is until Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) is presented to Andy at this birthday. The two toys are forced to work together when they find themselves away from Andy, right before a big family move. In “Toy Story 2” we return to the world of Andy’s toys who this time must save Woody from an evil toyshop owner who stole him in an attempt to sell him as collectors item.

The first film benefits a great deal from the change to 3D viewing as the change allows children to feel much more swept up into the tales. The original “Toy Story” is fundamentally different as a result of the change I found the 3D version of this film much more engaging and interactive for the viewer. Interestingly enough the second film, while my favorite of the two, does not seem to present an exceptionally different experience as a result of the alteration to 3D. Also, fun for kids is the short intermission built into the films, complete with “Toy Story” themed screen quizzes, during my viewing I could hear the entire audience of children attempting to answer the multiple choice questions.

Children and adults will both love these morally sound films; If it is your first time seeing “Toy Story” & “Toy Story 2” you will enjoy these classic Pixar stories. If you are a long standing fan the 3D experience will be even more fun and prepare you for the third film, which is slated be released in 2010.