Disney is reportedly going ahead with *Toy Story 3*, without Pixar’s participation.
As previously mentioned, I have a five-year-old daughter, so I’ve seen quite a few of Disney’s direct-to-video sequels, and let me tell you, almost without exception they are dreadful. (OK, I found _The Lion King 1 1/2_ amusing in places, but that was due largely to the strength of the voice cast.)
And I have generally liked the original Disney features — although, come to think of it, the last one I remember enjoying was… hmm, *Hercules*? And *that* was pretty lightweight.
Pixar’s output, on the other hand, has been not only of uniformly high quality, but has actually *improved* with every release. (I can’t wait to see _The Incredibles._)
Oh, well, they can’t make me see _Toy Story 3_; they can only force me to buy it for my children. The price of fatherhood…