First footage from "Toy Story 3" has been presented in front of audience at 2009 Venice Film Festival on Sunday, September 6 when director/producer John Lasseter and the team of Pixar directors were awarded with Golden Lion's Honorary Award. While the footage has yet to come out online, Slash Film has made available the written description of what has been shown during Pixar's presentation.
The footage begins with a shot of the all-grown-up Andy. With him preparing to go to college, his mom tells him to sort his room to place in the attic or be thrown into trash. After he finds Buzz and Woody in a box, he decides to take Woody with him and put the others in a black plastic bag for the attic. When he opens the ladder to the attic, his sister shows up. Andy then leaves the plastic bag on the floor to help her.
But, as he does so, the ladder closes and his mother walks by. Seeing the plastic bag left on the floor, she picks it up and puts it outside near the trash. Soon after, the trash truck is seen coming. Witnessing that, Woody tries to help his friends but cuts open the wrong plastic bag. The footage then sees a garbage guy putting the bag with the toys on the truck, before it ends with Woody running in aid of his friends who are starting to be swallowed by the truck.
On the day the footage shown, "Ratatouille" helmer Brad Bird, "Up" helmer Pete Docter , "Wall-E" helmer Andrew Stanton, "Toy Story 3" helmer Lee Unkrich, and Lasseter were given the lifetime achievement award by Venice Film Festival. They were honored for their work in creating a new generation of childhood memories populated with Nemo, Woody and Sulley.
This marked the first time in the festival history that a Golden Lion is presented to not just one filmmaker but an entire studio. Talking to reporters, Lasseter said, "We really set out to deeply entertain an audience, not just children but adults as well. Filmmaking and animation is one of the most collaborative art forms there is in the world, and it is never more collaborative than it is at Pixar."
"Toy Story 3" will revolve around the toy crew as they are being dumped in a day-care center, forcing them to face yet another adventure. The animation movie will be done in 3-D and is set to be released in U.S. theaters on June 18, 2010. It will hear familiar voices from Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger and Jodi Benson.