Thursday, June 17, 2010

Black Sheep Previews: TOY STORY 3

I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Pixar's TOY STORY 3 last night.  I laughed and cried and was thoroughly impressed.  It's not that I wasn't expecting to be wowed by the Pixar people but they've got to slip up at some point and a not so necessary sequel so many years after the last installment seemed like a good a place as any to start.  Haters be damned though because TOY STORY 3 is another family classic that is sure to be loved by adults and children alike.

One of the new toys featured in the third installment is the furry, little guy in the poster above, Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear.  They call him "Lotso" in the movie and there is more to this cuddly creature than one would expect.  Meanwhile, unlike the other stars of TOY STORY 3, Lotso never existed in real life.  In other words, he is not a real toy.  Pixar decided to add a little backstory to this pivotal character though in order to give him a bit more credibility.  Below is an all-new commercial for Lotso that Pixar produced to make it look like it was made in the 80's.  It's an awful lot of trouble for a video that lasts 30 seconds and may not really be seen by most people but that's what I love about Pixar.  They'll do whatever it takes to make their magical worlds seem more real.

Check out Lotso's commercial and be sure to come back tomorrow for Black Sheep's review of TOY STORY 3.  Then see the movie.  Just see it.  Don't argue with me.  See it.


James McNally said...

ZOMG! Check out the Japanese one, too. That's even better!

Black Sheep said...

Oh my Jesus, James. You are so right! Hilarious. Here's the link: