Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2011


"Toy Story 3 3D" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Chris Heinonen



Many years after our last Toy Story movie, Andy is all grown up and getting ready to head to college soon.  As he goes through all his belongings and sorts out what to keep and what to get rid of, the toys are accidentally donated to the local daycare center.  Inside they find that the toys there are run by Lots’-o-Huggin bear, a giant purple teddy bear who is pleasant on the outside, but cold and sinister on the inside.  After they are abused by the toddlers, the toys set out to make an escape and return to Andy.


  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • 2010, Color, Rated G, 1 hr 43 mins
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Codec: MVC
  • 1080p
  • English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring the voices of Tim Allen and Tom Hanks
  • Directed by Lee Unkrich
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  • Violence: Comic
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No


Toy Story 3 is a very good film, and one that made me a bit sad to watch, but it’s also much darker than any of the other Toy Story films.  Lots’-O-Huggin bear is a really mean, evil character that might scare children, even if he does get some comeuppance in the end.  I still highly recommend it, as I do the other Toy Story films, but it might not be one I show my son for a bit longer than the others.


Being the most recently made of the films, it’s far and away the best looking out of the whole bunch.  Textures and details are far superior to the other films, and the 3D is even better as it was already becoming mainstream with Pixar released this in theaters, so it was designed with it in mind.  The 3D effect here is the best of the films, and nothing bothered me watching it.

While I don’t have the rear surrounds to use the full 7.1 soundtrack, the audio was impeccable.  It’s hard to find words to describe it beyond being flawless and perfect, so I’ll pretty much just leave it at that.


This comes as a 5-disc set, with the Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Bonus Features Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy each having their own disc.  The Blu-ray features PIP commentary, audio commentary, countless featurettes, deleted scenes, and more.