Maybe I'm still on my postToy Story 3
high from last night but I believe that Pixar Studio needs an all encompassing thread here at a2k.
Toy Story 3
is by far the best of the trilogy. Unexpectedly dark for a G rated film, it's a laugh out loud film that also manages to understand and depict childhood sentimentality and imagination without being too saccharine.
It's amazing how much emotion animation can granted to toys and though it's expected that Pixar will excessively pull the viewers (including myself) heartstrings at key plot moments, I didn't feel wrongly manipulated by these well known characters.
Also, as a tradition, every theatrically released Pixar film comes preceded with a short film. And with Day & Night
as the opening act to Toy Story 3
, Pixar shows the audience, they are a serious film studio and even the short films get the top notch production treatment.
And if you forgive me the bit of well deserved hyperbole, this artsy short film is the best of the studio lot. It's a narrationless and dialogueless flick involving Day and Night, two reverse silhouettes encapsulating their landscapes in respective day and night modes. Each jealous of the other's timely and uncommon and novel activities.
It's a musical ode in the flavor of
So what is your favorite Pixar film? Or are you an animated fundamentalist/purist and refuse to watch any animated film that came after 1959's Sleeping Beauty
? Or do you prefer the snarky and backtalking lot of Dreamscape Animation Studio and their fare of Shrek
or Twentieth Century Fox Animation's Ice Age
And here is an article about one of the legendary people at the studio: