You wouldn’t think it possible, considering the fact that Pixar has recently taken us to the deep space with Wall-E and to the far reaches of Earth in Up, but I have a feeling that Toy Story 3 might be their biggest adventure yet. I say this after viewing the film’s brand new trailer in high definition, courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures. What we’ve seen thus far was merely a tease, and there appears to be a much bigger series of follies ahead for Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the gang. Not to mention the absurd amount of new characters, all just as beautifully animated as anything we’ve seen before.
The story of the third film, directed by Lee Unkrich, follows these familiar toys as they are donated to a day-care center following Andy’s departure for college. Now they will be forced to decide whether they’d like to stay and be a part of a new, bigger family of toys, or whether they’d like to try and make a break for it and return to Andy. You can probably guess where this story is going, but it appears as if it doesn’t matter — it still looks like a lot of fun.
Some celebrity voices that you’ll recognize from the trailer — Ned Beatty as Lotso, the big purple bear (pictured above), Michael Keaton as Ken, and the always hilarious Flight of the Conchords star Kristen Schaal as the Triceratops. She gets a pretty awesome moment in the trailer, which is embedded below.
Toy Story 3 is in theaters June 18, 2010.