As we savor the current animated favorite and bid adieu to the little stop-motion adventuress who's just gone away, it's sobering to remember that there will soon be a big pile of animated product at an AMC near you.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group prexy offered up the first-ever public screening of the teaser trailer for "Toy Story 3." Custom-animated short shows Woody supervising the Toy Story characters as they improvise a sign for the pic, only to have Buzz upstage them all with a high-tech version.
The Mouse House will re-release 3-D versions of "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" in a double feature. "Toy Story 3" bows June 18, 2010.
Forget the foreign releases and indy animated releases that will soon be sweeping across our shores. The majors' three-dimensional products will be plowing over the top of each other for the next couple of years. Gonna be real crowded out there.
The conglomerates know gold mines when they see them. And they will all be at the ready with pick axes and shovels, scraping out every vein to the last nugget.