November 10th, 2010
11:50 AM ET
Like an Eagles farewell tour or another Brett Favre retirement, sometimes it’s hard to tell if the end is really the end.
“Toy Story 3” director Lee Unkrich tells CNN that while the third installment of the “Toy Story” franchise ends with Andy saying goodbye to Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their other plastic pals, “I don’t think it has to be the last time.”
Does that mean we may see “Toy Story 4” down the line? Darla Anderson, who produced “Toy Story 3” hinted that some short films are already in the works.
Unkrich and Anderson recently answered questions from CNN's iReporters about the trio of “Toy Story” films and talked about breaking the bad movie “curse” that often plagues “part three” films.
And boy, did they. Boxofficemojo.com says “Toy Story 3” is the No. 1 animated movie of all time, earning a staggering $414 million.
If you asked my kids what “Toy Story 3” was about, they’d tell you it’s the story of a scary pink bear, a screaming monkey and a Spanish-speaking Buzz Lightyear. Here's a bit more about the synopsis: In a nutshell, Andy is 17. He leaves for college and his beloved toys are donated to a daycare. But all is not sunny at Sunnyside Daycare, as Jessie, Buzz, Rex and friends realize the only chance for survival is to escape.
The whole thing is bittersweet and even a bit scary as the toys weave their way through an ominous landfill and face separation from the boy who loved them for so many years.
Can’t wait for the short films? The “Toy Story 3” DVD is out now, and Unkrich promises that it has “everything and the kitchen sink” for the diehard fan.
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