This looks so so promising. Pixar seems to be one of the few film studios out there who place any kind of importance on giving movies a heart and soul, even before commercial interests. WALL-E and Up are two of my favorite movies, without condition. They are some of the finest children's movies ever made, but they are also meditations on, love, grief, and friendship as well as the consequences of a culture of waste.
I'm so glad Pixar is making another standalone film, or at the very least, a film that isn't a sequel. I enjoyed Toy Story 3, but I, like the character Andy, have moved on. The world didn't need another Toy Story, and I wish these characters hadn't been brought out of their box after 15 years simply for the $2.8 billion in merchandising sales.
Cars 2 is an even more heinous crime. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the characters of the original Cars were beloved by exactly no one. At least, so I believed until I found out the first Cars movie somehow generated nearly ten billion dollars in merchandise. My skin crawls.
I'm ready to love again.