Toy Story 3

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The Release Of Brave Reminds Us Of The 7 Most Traumatic Pixar Movie Moments Of All Time

Today  the latest Pixar epic Brave opens wide in theaters, and we fully expect it to earn the GNP of a first world country in its opening weekend alone. The film follows the story of Merida, a young archer from the hills of Scotland who struggles to undo a curse placed upon her family. Actress Kelly Macdonald recently sat down with Carrie Keagan on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live to discuss the pressure of voicing the very first female lead in Pixar history. “I felt it [the pressure] for a moment. Because also it’s film number 13. Lucky number 13. So at first I thought ‘Oh no! Too much pressure!’ But it’s Pixar. I think we can all rest easy.” In addition to the quality of the visuals, Kelly insists that the story is timeless. “It’s a mother and daughter story, so I feel like every female should be able to relate.”

We have to admit, we were pretty pumped to go see the film, because Pixar movies are unforgettable. But the more we thought about it, we realized that they’re unforgettable because of the emotional scars they carved on our psyche at a young age.  At least that’s what our therapists have said. Nemo losing his mother in Finding Nemo, those creepy mutant toys in Toy Story, the lonely old man in Up. This is some powerful stuff! And from what we’ve heard, Brave packs a few emotional punches too. So for the strong willed, we’ve compiled the 7 most traumatic Pixar movie moments of all time. Full disclosure: At one point we  sobbed a bit while compiling this post.

 7. Toy Story: Revenge of the Toys

This scene is basically an animated Child’s Play, with a touch of The Exorcist thrown in for good measure. For years we made sure our toys were always neat and tidy, for fear of pissing them off. Also, for reasons we can’t fully explain, this kid Sid reminds us of a pre-fame Justin Bieber.

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FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

Toy Story 3

Has it really been 15 years since Buzz Lightyear first endeavored “To Infinity and Beyond?” Yikes. The friendship between Buzz and his sheriff puppet pal Woody has weathered neighborhood psychos and collectors, but their biggest adversary has always been time. Now their owner Andy is ready to go to college and it’s time to put aside childish things. That means the gang are shipped off to the Sunnyside Daycare. At first it seems like paradise, but you know how these paradises usually turn out. Pixar has once again broken the mold. This is a “threequel” which easily outclasses its predecessors. It’s just as packed with gags and thrills, including a very funny romance between Barbie and clotheshorse beau Ken. The new characters also earn their place onscreen. Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear, in fact, might be the greatest movie villain to ever reek of strawberry scent. As befits an audience that grew up with the other films — many who now have kids of their own — there’s also new emotional depths and a keen appreciation of mortality. Children will love it, while parents may be surprised to find something in their eyes. With No. 3, Toy Story has grown into its classic status.

Extras: Disney’s Blu-Ray/DS combo pack includes interactive games, story roundtable with director Lee Unkrich, commentary tracks and a featurette on the voice talents of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen!

– By C. Bottomley