TOY STORY 3 is awesome and that’s all I have to say as far as a review is concerned (it also surpassed my expectations. I watched this at the Empire cinema and when we arrived, the hall way was already packed but there were still moviegoers queuing to buy tickets (hate to be disappoint the kids after an hour’s drive) so there was still hope. Thankfully there were some seats left and yup, you guessed it—but funny how “front row” in movie theaters doesn’t have quite the same WOW effect as “musical theaters” where front row seats are to die for.
Anyway, you may remember coming across blog posts here (maybe even stopped to read) where I featured Woody more than once but have you wondered what he and I have in common? Here’s my [Toy] Story I’ve not previously shared but few (of my former colleagues) may still recall an event that goes way back to 1995—back when I had my entire head buried in the IT business. Thinking back, our involvement with the original Toy Story promo was about the only thing in the business where we connected socially with moviegoers then. Sales of Sun Microsystems computers was my responsibility and if you read this article, it’ll make sense. I cannot forget the evening when we sponsored free listings of the screening at Marina Cinema in Seria and even gave away hundreds of Toy Story T-shirts.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 30, 1995–The making of “Toy Story,” the stunning new movie from Walt Disney Pictures that is the world’s first full-length completely computer-generated animated film, involved the use of more than 100 high-powered computers from Sun Microsystems — which together comprised one of the most powerful graphics rendering engines ever created.
Woody is more than a fictional character and “Never leave a toy behind” is more than just a tag line. It epitomizes one’s unconditional commitment his family much like Lilo and Stich’s “No one gets left behind” motto. Woody is a good, positive character reference like good Feng Shui and he’s an integral part of my studio for as long as I can remember.