Rated: G

Distributed By:

Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar

Directed by:

Lee Unkrich

Starring:

Voices of Tom Hanks as Woody; Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear; Joan Cusack as Jessie; Ned Beatty as Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear; Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head; Michael Keaton as Ken; Jodi Benson as Barbie; John Ratzenberger as Hamm

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Toy Story 3

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the others are still happily residing in Andy's toy box 11 years after Toy Story 2 hit theaters. However, Andy isn’t often in the playing mood, as he's getting ready to leave for someplace called "college." Gasp! Will the toys be sent to the attic? Or worse?

The gang eventually ends up being donated to a daycare center. At first, it seems like a toy's paradise, but there's also a less-than-pleasant side to this playground. The whole place is under the control of Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, who rules with a pink, furry fist. Woody stays focused on making his way back to Andy, even if everyone else is convinced that he no longer wants his old toys. 

Woody holds tightly to his faith in Andy, and the toys refuse to abandon each other. The whole community of friends voices their commitment to fight for each other and stick together. The toys also put themselves at risk to save others.

The film has plenty of slapstick humor and pretend violence, including a blazing furnace, toy bullying and abuse. There is some minor bad language and Barbie and Ken wear revealing doll clothes. Toy Story 3 feels just like the first two movies, only bigger. The tale is packed with originality and creativity and will definitely leave a lump in your throat as you watch the toys, and Andy, take the next step in their journey.

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