Posted by: Admin | July 27, 2010


I took some time out on Friday and popped down to London to meet up with daughter no.1, her partner and son no.2 . The reason for this gathering? We had tickets to see Toy Story 3 at the Imax theatre in Wimbledon. How cool am I?

How cool?

Pretty darn cool in these 3D glasses, I can tell you! Anyways, what has this to do with turning 50? I hear you cry. Not a thing, to tell the truth, except it was fun and I want to share it with you. For those of you who aren’t already fans, the Toy Story movies are meant to be kids’ films with clever bits for adults – they work on several levels so that parents and grandparents can take their smalls to the cinema and not fall asleep and risk losing them in a darkened auditorium. However, I would warn you against taking anyone under seven to see this instalment – it is seriously scary in parts.

There’s even a Blackadder moment where I actually wondered whether they were going to put paid to rumours of another sequel by killing off all the characters. It’s a pretty dark tale dealing with growing up, loss and abandonment. They’re all toys! well, yes. And cartoon toys at that. But these are cartoons with personality and I defy anyone with half a heart not to get misty-eyed when Andy finally goes off to college without Woody and Buzz et al. As for the rocky romance between Barbie and Ken – sublime.

Click here for a taster

Whatever you might think of Disney, or cartoons in general, Toy Story 3 is worth a video rental, at least. Better still, get yourself down to the nearest imax cinema and experience the wonderful world of Pixar animation in 3D.


  1. Now that I’ve seen the taster I guess I have to see the movie. I was trying to quit.

    • Quit? what – having fun? 😉

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