Opening action line.
Blue sky, fluffy clouds.
Great opening with the first five pages. Sets up the characters, should you not have seen the previous two films. Especially with Buzz saving the train.
On Page 7 Mom comments about Andy's height.
Look how tall you’re getting!
Andy's growing up. Sign of things to come, possibly.
On page 10, the first turning point. Andy's now a teenager. He's grown up.
Woody even admits that it's time to pack it in on page 12.
I’m callin’ it, guys. We’re closin’
Even Sarge and his remaining soldiers make a dash out the window on page 12 just to reinforce that times have changed.
Mom mentions the day care center on page 18. A little foreshadowing of what's to come.
The children at the day care.
They’re always asking for donations.
The first sign of trouble when Andy puts the toys in the garbage bag. Will they be put out in the trash?
Scary moment on page 24. The toys have been crushed. But that can't happen. This is a kid's movie. And they're not. Woody spots them hiding under the recycling bin running toward the garage.
The toys are in trouble when the trunk slams shut and the toys are trapped on page 27.
The start of Act 2 when the Toys arrive at the day care center, Sunnyside on page 29. They arrive in a new world.
A great bit of foreshadowing when the aliens look at the claw on the crane toy. Also a reference to the first movie.
On page 33, the introduction of Lotso, the pink strawberry smelling bear. All cuddly on the outside, but hides a hidden agenda on the inside.
Even Lotso hints at what's to come for the new arrivals and things to come on page 35.
You got a lot to look forward to, folks
-- the Little Ones love new toys!
The fate of the toys are sealed when Big Baby closes the door and the lock clicks on page 40. Something isn't quite right. It's too good to be true.
A great moment on page 44 when Woody uses the kite to fly off the rooftop. He lands, everything looks great and a gust of wind takes him skyward.
Page 49, this is a great moment in the movie. When Bonnie is playing with Woody and the toys. Especially when she brings out the toy Totoro. This is a great moment, considering this character has his own movie. Sidetracking here, Japanese company by the name of Studio Ghibli. Worth checking out all their animated movies. Very good.
Very important moment on the bottom of page 51. Bonnie's on the bed hugging her toys. She hugs Woody, he's a little overwhelmed, it's not as bad as he thought. In fact it's pretty good. Bonnie reminds him of Andy.
This is a complete contrast to the following scene with the toys in the caterpillar room. It wasn't quite what they were expecting either.
Having Ken and Barbie was a great addition to the cast as seen on page 55.
Things look grim for Buzz when Lotso and his gang reset Buzz on page 62.
Woody learns the truth about Sunnyside on page 71.
A classic line.
Sunnyside is a place of ruin and
despair, ruled by an evil bear who
smells of strawberries!
An evil bear who smells of strawberries, haha.
Poor old Ken gets manipulated by Barbie. Pg 88
Ken... Would you model a few outfits
for me? Just a few?
Classic moment here. Mr Potato Head becomes Mr Tortilla. Haha Pg 91
They manage to reset Buzz only to have him speak Spanish. Haha. Pg 97
Out of the chaos on page 110, Buzz emerges after the television lands on him.
A little foreshadowing here, the aliens spot the claw on page 112.
A great scene on page 116 with Lotso and the emergency button. You almost believe that Lotso''s going to do the right thing and help save the toys by pushing the button. And then he chooses not to, he still doesn't believe.
Where’s your kid now, Sheriff?!
He runs off leaving them to their fate.
Pg 117, a great scene with them reaching out one after another and holding hands. Friends forever to the end. A great theme.
But we all know this is a kid's movie, they're not going to die.
A great payoff that was setup with the aliens seeing the claw when they arrived at Sunnyside. Good to see secondary characters steal the limelight for a few moments. Also a good reference to the second movie, in that movie, the claw represented something bad. Here the claw is used for something good. It saves the day, saves the toys.
Lotso gets his cumeuppance when he gets attached to the front bumper grill of the truck on page 120.
Classic line from the Frog.
...Y’might wanna keep yer mouth shut!
Great choice by Woody to have the toys go to Bonnie.
A nice little touch when Bonnie discovers Woody in the box. And she goes to take him and Andy pulls him away from her. He's still a little protective of his childhood toy. The toy he grew up with.
Another nice touch when the toys all sit up and watch Andy drive away.
Also the very last line of action ties in with the very first line of action.
Blue sky, fluffy clouds.
As much as I would like them to leave it wrapped up with this one and keep it as a trilogy. They've left it open for sequels.
The toys are with a new owner, Bonnie. So anything can happen from here. They could create a whole new storyline with Bonnie and maybe bring in characters from previous movies.
Another great screenplay to learn from.
Michael Arndt also wrote Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
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