One of the most anticipated films of the year will open the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June. The special 3D Gala screening of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will draw huge crowds and throw a spotlight on the already popular and successful EIFF.
The latest installment of the Disney/Pixar franchise, which again features the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, will have its screening on June 19th, a day after its debut in the US. The exclusive Special 3D Gala will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Toy Story trilogy.
Toy Story 1 & 2 attracted huge followings and became an instant hit with young children, teenagers and adults alike. The showing of the third installment in 3D should bring a new dimension to the franchise and offer the audience something completely different, with visual thrills and spills. With that said however, we’re sure the film would be just as successful without the 3D effect, as both 1 & 2 installments broke records and become instant classics with fans in 2D.
Following on from the hugely popular screenings at recent Festivals of WALL•E and Ratatouille, this is further evidence of the strength of the relationship between EIFF and Disney/Pixar. It also highlights the animation/graphic tie-in with festivals and how such big budget features are anticipated and often out-doing those films shot in real-life and 2D. Whether animation and 3D is the future or not, currently they reign supreme and both the public and festivals just can’t get enough!
The Edinburgh audience will be first to see Toy Story 3 (3D) outside of North America.
Read more about the EIFF and Toy Story 3 on the EIFF website: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/news/2010/04/toy-story-3-to-eiff-and-beyond
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