Toy Story 3 3D To Have UK Premiere at EIFF
Toy Story 3 is to have a 3D Gala screening at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival on Saturday 19 June, the film's first UK screening in 3D, after it opens in the United States the previous day.
Attending the red carpet of the 15th anniversary gala, at Cineworld Edinburgh, to greet audiences will be the film’s rough-and-tumble cowgirl Jessie and the toys’ dependable leader, the raggedy cowboy sheriff, Woody.
Toy Story 3 joins Buzz, Woody and gang as they face an uncertain future with Andy gearing up for college. When the toys unexpectedly land in a room full of untamed tots who can't wait to get their sticky little fingers on them, it's pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring "no toy gets left behind."
Directed by Lee Unkrich (Finding Nemo; Monsters, Inc.), the voice cast for Toy Story 3 reunites Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and others with Toy Story newcomers including Timothy Dalton as Mr Pricklepants and Michael Keaton as Ken. The film introduces fourteen new characters.
The first Toy Story film, directed by John Lasseter in 1995, was a phenomenal success and set an industry precedent as the first full-length feature film created entirely with CG animation.
When Toy Story 2 opened five years later, it was the biggest box office hit of the year.
The Gala builds on Disney’s longstanding relationship with the EIFF that has produced Festival premieres including Disney Pixar’s Academy Award-winning WALL•E and Ratatouille in recent years.
“I'm excited about Toy Story 3 on so many levels," said Hannah McGill, EIFF Artistic Director. "It's fantastic to continue our relationship with Pixar. It's a great thrill to have a key 3D film in the Festival, and to be able to provide such a treat for our younger audience members. And to have the first screening after it’s unveiled in the US is an incredible honour for us. This is going to be one of the highlights of the Festival, and I'm looking forward to working with our friends at Disney to make it truly spectacular!”
Tickets for the Special Gala screening will go on sale from 12 noon on Thursday 3 June from the EIFF box office