Toy Story 3

Top 10 in 2011: An Open Letter to Pixar

Here it is, finally: the top viewed post of 2011. This open letter, by T. Bookstein, appeared as part of our popular Animated Children’s Film Series. Although Pixar has now created its first female-fronted animated film (Brave), there are still demands that resonate with a lot of us.  _________ November 2011 Berkeley, CA An Open […]

Animated Children’s Films: Third Time Still Not the Charm for Toy Story’s Female Characters

This guest review by Natalie Wilson first appeared at Bitch Flicks in January 2011.   Toy Story 3 opens on a woman-empowerment high, with Mrs. Potato-Head displaying mad train-robbing skills and cowgirl Jessie skillfully steering her faithful horse Bullseye in the ensuing chase. And that’s the end of that: From there on, the film displays […]

Animated Children’s Films: An Open Letter to Pixar

This open letter previously appeared at Pixar Can Do Better. November 2011 Berkeley, CA An Open Letter to Pixar Dear Pixar Creative Team: I adore your films. Want proof? My car is named Dory. I have Boundin’ posters hanging in my house. My partner and I mentioned both a jackalope and a delay fish in […]

Best Picture Nominee Review Series: Toy Story 3

Toy Story is the fourth film featured in our series of reviews leading up to the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony.  Be sure to check out our reviews of Black Swan, Inception, and Winter’s Bone. Third Time Still Not the Charm for Toy Story’s Female Characters This guest post also appears at the Ms. Magazine Blog […]