If there is any film guaranteed to be a blockbuster this summer it’s “Toy Story 3.” 11 years since the critically acclaimed “Toy Story 2,” Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of Andy’s toys are back for another adventure on the big screen. It’s been a long journey to get there, but Pixar has gone through great pains (including ditching a Disney Studios planned effort) to make sure its up to snuff.
This time around (and you might be living under a rock if you haven’t heard this yet), Andy is all grown up and heading to college. His mom ends up donating his favorite toys to a local daycare center where Woody and Co. meet a whole new crew including Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear (Ned Beatty) and Barbie’s long lost love she didn’t know she had Ken (Michael Keaton). Unfortunately, these new toys aren’t as friendly as they initially seem and neither are those tiny tots. Moreover, they soon discover Andy is upset his mom gave his toys away — especially Woody — and are on a mission to get back home. Yep, fun fare for the entire family just like Pixar predictably, er, creatively cooks it up.
Walt Disney Studios just released the first extended clip from “Toy Story 3” and it features Barbie’s initial meeting with Ken as well as Woody and his friends getting a tour of the day care center from Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear.
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“Toy Story 3” opens nationwide in 3-D on June 18.