Go See Toy Story 3!

I don’t talk about my day job much on my blog but for the past year or so, I worked on a movie that comes out today. It’s a movie based on a once-unknown franchise but is now nearly a household name. A movie with everything in it: a sweeping musical score, Academy Award winning actors, humor, and passion. A movie about universal themes like good and evil … love and loss.

I am, of course, referring to Jonah Hex.

Just kidding! No, I didn’t have anything to do with that movie, although they do both start off in the Old West… Anyways, go see Toy Story 3. I saw it and I laughed, I cried … I loved it. To be honest, it was a little daunting to work on a movie with that much of a legacy. I mean, it’s a pivotal movie for any of us working in computer graphics today. But I feel that we succeeded in making a sequel worthy of the first two Toy Story movies. I hope you’ll agree.

5 Responses to “Go See Toy Story 3!”

  1. judi Says:

    Shelled out the big bucks for IMAX 3D today. It’s now my favorite Pixar film. And I want to see it again, sooner rather than later. I didn’t expect it to be as good as it is.

    Does anyone know what some of the other Shining references are, other than velocistar237? Mr Z mentioned something about Overlook Hotel’s carpet pattern or wallpaper or something along those lines in Sunnyside.

  2. Mach Says:

    Oh, funny. I didn’t realize that Velocistar 237 was a reference to The Shining. I don’t know if there are any others, but there’s this website that lists a bunch of easter eggs: http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/18/toy-story-3-easter-eggs/

  3. Harry Says:

    Yay Mach. Congratulations on Toy Story!
    I know that making movies at Pixar is a huge team effort so you deserve as much credit as everyone else.
    Oh and I just remembered that babies born during production of the movie are named in the Credits. That’s so cool. Is your son in Toy Story 3?

  4. Mach Says:

    Thanks! Working on a huge team effort like that is an interesting contrast to doing iPhone apps. The former is being a very small part of something that tons of people see and the later is being the sole creator of something that many fewer people experience. But they’re both rewarding in their own way.

    And yup, my son’s name is in there somewhere!

  5. Tim Daub Says:

    I couldn’t wait to see this movie after watching the trailer, i was thankful saw this at the movie theater what exceptional film, can’t wait to see this on dvd.