Thursday, July 8, 2010

Toy Story 1 & 2

Toy Story 1 & 2 are great films that  I revisit now and again, the last time for its 3D theatrical release, which has motivated me to rewatch the Pixar films again. Still, both films retain the magic that was present in its original release. Although they are technical marvel, the first installment being the premier animated film done entirely by computer and looking great, it knows that craftsmanship isn't enough. It also contains great voice work and an Oscar nominated script that generates real concern for its characters. As many have already noted, Toy Story deserves its place in the pantheon of great films.

The Adventures of Andre and Wally B
This is the short that played before Toy Story during its release, and is actually the first computer animated film ever made. It tells the story of a cartoonish creature being awakened and chased by a bee. It is only two minutes long and primitive by today's standards, but earns its rating when I found out it was made in 1984.
Luxo Jr.
This short played theatrically before the release of Toy Story 2