Woody’s a passionate guy who throws himself into every action. As soon as he thinks ‘I have to help them’ or ‘I have to run away’, he does it with 100 percent commitment. You gotta love that about anybody.
Woody and Buzz Lightyear were antagonists in the first film and grew closer in the second.
I love the way the relationship between Woody and Buzz has grown. They started off as adversaries and learned how to accept each other’s strengths, forgive each other’s failures, and respect each other as individuals. Opposites definitely attract in this case.
Why was the time right for a third Toy Story movie?
With Toy Story 3 you come back to a lovely, familiar and happy place. The fact that Pixar can come up with a third film and have it feel completely fresh and real and unique shows just how brilliant they are. What’s great is that I get credit for the way the character and the humour come off!
But this film gets a bit dark at times...
It’s a massive adventure that has you constantly on the edge of your seat. It’s part Great Escape, but with the same kind of excitement as Dorothy escaping from the Wicked Witch of the West. And yet they take those elements and turn them into something that’s very emotional.
And it works.
We’re talking about toy dinosaurs and Mr Potato Head! And yet you feel for them and don’t want them to be recycled or stuck with the bratty kids. You want them to be together and played with at the end of the movie. You’re worried for their essence. The story’s as simple as a guy going off to college, but it’s so profoundly emotional you can’t help having tears in your eyes. Pixar always get you right in the heart.