One of the Pixar animators, Angus MacLane, let tons of details spill about the upcoming movie Toy Story 3 which is set to release to theaters in 2010. Angus is well known not only for Toy Story, but also for his work on the movie WALL-E.
Toy Story 3 is about the main human character, Andy, getting ready to go to college.
Angus says about Toy Story 3, “I feel like we’ve grown up making these movies, and each of the films represents where the filmmakers were at the time of making the films. Certainly we’re approaching this film 10 years later, so I think we’re sort of coming at it from the standpoint of [Andy] has grown up, and we’ve grown up with these toys, and we have a reverence for them, but we also have different things as a priority.”
Angus also talks about what the movie will be like since the main character is much older than in the first two Toy Story films: “I think that’s a question we’ve tried to figure out ourselves. I can tell you Andy’s room is in the movie. That’s about all I can say.” Hmmm we wonder if Andy’s decorations have grown up with him or if he is still rooming in the fun, child-like room we all know and love.
Angus also tells us that there are new characters making a debut in Toy Story 3! That is such exciting news!
He continues on by saying, “Toy Story 2 was one of the first films I did starting at Pixar, so I feel a real kinship with the characters, specifically Buzz Lightyear. So I really wanted to get back in there and animate. To give you a sense of the responsibility they feel, there was a T-shirt made in the story department. The back of the T-shirt said, ‘Franchise Guardian.’ It’s not something we do lightly. We go back into that mythology with the intent to continue a story that needs to be told, a story that we believe in and a story that, to be really honest, having seen the movie, is amazing. I’m not worried about it, but in finishing it, we want to make sure it’s the best film it can be, and it’s fit to stand alongside the other films on the shelf.”
Quotes Via SciFiWire and Image Via Disney Pixar