’Toy Story’ tops all animated movies

March 2, 2011 — by Elijah Yi

A great lineup of animated movies in 2010 such as “Despicable Me,” “Toy Story 3,” “Tangled” and many others were presented to audiences worldwide. Looking back at them, they were all great, heartwarming movies that attracted audiences of all ages. But in my opinion, “Toy Story 3” was number one.

“Despicable Me” was one of the most anticipated animated movies of 2010. I had set high standards for the movie after watching the many commercials. But to be honest, after I watched the movie, I was disappointed. The movie was enjoyable, but after seeing the commercials, it seemed to me that I had already seen the whole movie.

Disney’s “Tangled” was also among the top animated movies this year. At first, the movie seemed to be another classic Disney princess movie that only appealed to the likings of girls. However, when some guys declared it to be a great movie, I decided to go check it out. “Tangled” turned out to be a wonderful take on the original Rapunzel story, and had a good plot as well as the perfect happy ending. Though it had some typical lovey-dovey musical moments, it was an original movie.

But Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” was, in all honesty, the best animated movie, if not one of the best movies in 2010. The movie offered a great storyline, one that connects its predecessors in the trilogy but tells a completely novel story. Every part of the plot was unique and unexpected, keeping viewers on their toes for the entire two-hour show.

The movie introduced many new characters and further developed those that had already been introduced in previous movies. Some of those new toys include Lotso, the deceptive teddy bear, and the Ken doll whose “metrosexual” personality acts as a complement to Barbie’s. The characters in the movie have a way of captivating the audience and creating an emotional connection with the toys.
This movie was a perfect ending to the movie trilogy that many of us had such great memories with as children.

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