Well well well….
Well that little company called Disney, who has been trying to get Toy Story 3 to happen for years is now putting the film into production. It will be written by Michael Arndt, my new favorite screenwriter who wrote Little Miss Sunshine and is now nominated for his first Oscar on his first feature screenplay. That’s either an omen or just great news. I wish John Lasseter was attached to this project, but I’m happy to see that the co-director of Finding Nemo, Lee Unkrich, will be solely directing this project. I don’t know if they are going to go with the storyline about Japan and having Buzz go back to the factory, but whatever they do, both Arndt and Unkrich have big and talented shoes to fill. I wonder how John Lasseter feels about this. Toy Story was his baby and he has had huge successes since then, but I still feel bad for him. I’m not sure how much Pixar will have to do with this, but I really have high hopes. And I can’t WAIT for Ratatouille. Patton Oswalt. Pixar. Can’t go wrong.
This image, if you haven’t seen it before and don’t know what it is, is a promo shot when Disney first announced Toy Story 3 a while back and was connected to that original story line of Buzz’s recall. I don’t know if they are going to do that, but whatever they do, it better be good. And the fact that Joe Ranft is dead and cannot do any voices for this makes me really sad. That means no Lenny and no Wheezy. Joe Ranft was also a HUGE creative consultant. This movie might suck.