54 – Toy Story 3 (2010)

Totoro has a cameo.

Totoro has a cameo.

After watching Toy Story 1 quite a few films ago you really can see how the animation has come on in leaps and bounds.The textures on all the materials looks way better.For example little things like adding small amounts of rust to metals and scrapes and blemishes to other materials.Also the people don’t look like disgusting monsters now.Toy Story 3 wraps up the whole story of Andy.From child to youth to adolescent. In this final(?) chapter Andy is going off to college and is clearing up his room.He decides to not dump his toys but to store them in the attic instead.But some mix-up his mum puts the bag of toys out on the curb to be dumped.And now we have pretty much the same plot as the other two films;toys somehow get away from the house and try and make their way back.I liked Toy Story 3 because it had a small dark aspect with one toy turning bad and turning into some sort of tyrant.Overall a good film,not juts for the kids.The only pitfall is that annoying music that all the other films had.I hate it.

IMDB RATING      –     8.4
MY RATING     –    8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  BETTER ANIMATION,BETTER STORY,BETTER OVERALL.

117 – Toy Story (1995)

The kids reminded of the baby in Trainspotting for some reason.

The kids reminded of the baby in Trainspotting for some reason.

An early CGI film by Disney here and it really does show.Some 18 years old now and the animation,by todays standards,looks very simple.The texturing of certain objects looks a bit shit,like fabrics,living stuff like leaves ,bark and skin all look off.That’s not to say it’s a bad film.Running at under 77 minutes long it’s a short one,but i bet it took like 3 years to make.I noticed at the beginning credits too that Steve Jobs had a producer credit.I did  a google on it and see he was in charge of part of Lucas Arts that did animation that then went on to become Pixar or whoever did this film.The all Randy Newman soundtrack ruined the film for me.If the target audience is small kids then maybe have something they might like not this spanner.I’ll leave it at that.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    7.2
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  IT WAS GOOD WHEN IT CAME OUT.BUT I THINK THE YOUTH OF TODAY WOULDN’T APPRECIATE IT.