Last weekend, I had the unbelievable privilege of going to Pixar Animation Studios for the Toy Story 3 press day. Pixar’s name has become synonymous with the highest quality of filmmaking and Toy Story 3 carries on in that tradition. After seeing the film, I got the chance to sit down with the cast and filmmakers to talk about the movie.
Joan Cusack returns as Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl. The character was such a touching figure in Toy Story 2 and it’s a joy to see her return ten years later. Timothy Dalton makes his debut as one of the new characters in the film, Mr. Pricklepants. He’s a hedgehog in lederhosen who sees himself as a seriously committed actor. If you don’t laugh when you see him, then you probably feel really sad for some inexplicable reason. Hit the jump for what Cusack and Dalton had to say about the film and keep checking back as I’ll be posting a new interview every day this week. Click here to see my interview with director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson. Toy Story 3 opens this Friday.
Joan Cusack and Timothy Dalton
- What was Dalton’s reaction when Pixar came to him with the bizarre and delightful character of Mr. Pricklepants
- 1:06 – What Shakespearean character does he think Mr. Pricklepants would most like to play?
- 1:54 – Talking about how kids put their own character and personality into a toy
- 2:53 – Dalton talks about his experience with Pixar and Joan gives her thoughts about working with the company again after ten years
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