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…