Thanks Elioli. I'm glad to be here.
EricJ wrote:Yeah, but at this point...we have a pretty good idea of the story. We've had the last of the plot-divulging full-trailers that Pixar plans to give us, for the time being.
WHO FREAKIN' CARES about Which New Character They Haven't Shown Us Yet, as we already have some general grasp by now about who will directly affect the outcome of the plot, who is just there for a few side-gags, and who is just drawn into the background.
Yes, we're all excited about TS3 as well. But frankly, the New TS3 Characters Cult for its own sake is beginning to look a little desperate and sad.
For one thing, we know with some degree of confidence that your namesake and avatar-buddy is only a minor but supporting character in the story, whose role is largely there to establish some exposition and satirical atmosphere...We're not exactly talking Jessie or Stinky Pete, here.
And when TS2 opened, we didn't say "Wow, there's all-new characters, one's a horse and one's a PENGUIN!!", nor did we wonder with hushed, awed tones what roles George Carlin or Cheech Marin's characters would play in Cars. With Pixar, it's pretty much an ensemble vegetable soup, and you're not supposed to taste any one ingredient in the flavor.
I mean, sheesh...It opens in two months, and then you'll know everything, and half of the minor stuff you won't even remember a year later. Let it freakin' GO.
(And if Ben's going to leap on me for being snarky to a newcomer, I'll just say this, in the name of general misplaced exasperation:
Lots...we know you're excited about joining the forum. We like a few new people here, too. But do not feel that we are compelling you to respond to EVERY SINGLE thread on the forum over the last 18 months, three times a day each. Especially if you don't really have that much to say and just want to make small talk. All things in moderation.)
First off, it's been 11 years since Toy Story 2. Anything new about it is welcome.
Plus, there are 14 new characters this time around and their bio's help strengthen the film for me. It gives them character development. Plus, it's cool to impress my pals when the film is over that I know this.
Also, I remember minor stuff like that. Maybe you don't..but I do. For instance, here are all the animators who worked on Princess and the Frog.
Also, I'm sorry about posting a lot. Bad weather today (MORE SNOW?!!? IN TEXAS??), but it won't happen again. Sorry.
Still, I don't exactly think it's the end of the world to be excited for something and express my happiness for newly revealed content. Sorry.
I love all things cinema, from silent movies to world cinema to animated cinema to big blockbusters to documentaries and everything in between!