Toy Story was a great premise. Toy Story 2 was even better than the original: a superior story with real character development. Toy Story 3 builds on 15 years of backstory and character evolution, and with incredibly 'human' animation is probably the best film I've seen so far this year. The CGI is, of course, stunning to see, but at the film's center is a very simple and evocative tale of transition and loss. What happens when your relationship ages and you're 'outgrown'? How and where do you find purpose? The characters in this case may be children's toys, but there's nothing childish about what they go through, and nothing superficial about their goal. We've known Woody, Buzz et al for a long time, theyreport this review for TOS violationereport this review for TOS violationplete with established relationships, goals, in-jokes and feelings, and so they feel as rounded as any live-action character onscreen. Okay, it ain't Tolstoy, but TS3 is genuinely touching just as it is hilariously funny. How can you beat the warm fuzziness of familiar charactersreport this review for TOS violationbined with amazing action and great humour?