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NEVER LEAVE A TOY BEHIND

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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 on the back of my Toy Story T-shirt which I've kept since 1995

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.

Giddyap! My favourite Toy Story dude on his owner's work "horse" Yee Haa! Pull the cord on his back and you may hear him say, "You're my favourite deputy."


11 thoughts on “NEVER LEAVE A TOY BEHIND

  1. I enjoyed reading your review of Toy Story, makes me want to see it.

    Great page!

    Editing correction for you: unconditional commitment his family (caption under one of your photos) Change this to “commitment TO his family” just thought you may want to know. Given your obvious care for detail, and though it’s small it’s always nice to have a friend’s help.
    http://www.lovelikewater.wordpress.com

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    1. Editing correction for you: unconditional commitment his family (caption under one of your photos) Change this to “commitment TO his family” just thought you may want to know. Given your obvious care for detail, and though it’s small it’s always nice to have a friend’s help.

      Many thanks! I also discovered that I had spelled Stitch wrongly (now corrected, of course!) Feel free to let me know any typos and grammatical errors. My regular proof reader is getting married very soon and she no longer has time for my mistakes. Or maybe I’ve made too many that she’s got turned off 🙂

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  2. Was it a late night when you wrote

    Giddyap! My favourite Toy Story dude on his owner’s work “horse” Yee Haa! Pull the cord on his back and you may hear him say, “You’re my favourite deputy.”

    or just childhood dream realised.

    P

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    1. If after watching the movie and you feel compelled to disagree with my thoughts, there will be no refund =)

      Having said that, I’m more than happy to treat you to Hainan Chicken Rice or our famous Seria Kolomee when you visit me some day 🙂

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