It was 1995.
I was ironing my skirt for school the next day
(yes. I wore skirts to school.
I went to a private school.
yes. it sucked.
I love you mom & dad!)
and my dad said to me,
"Let's go. We're going to go see Toy Story at the movies. I think you'll like it!'
I looked at him the way any fourteen year old girl who has way to many hormones surging though her body and gave him a glare and said,
"that cartoon movie? it's a kid movie, Dad."
Without flinching he responded,
"let's go. we're leaving right now."
Like any other respectable fourteen year old girl, I had a deep fear of missing out on something.
So, naturally I went along for the ride.
As we left the theater, my dad asked,
"what did ya think?'
"It was REALLY good!
I was expecting a cartoonish movie, but it was great!
I almost cried during one moment of it."
Fast forward fifteen years.
My husband and I took our daughter to her first film in a theater:
Toy Story 3.
She was three at the time.
I think I was more excited about the fact that it was a "complete circle."
What meant more to me than anything was the fact we were taking my daughter to a film from the same franchise that meant so much to me 15 years before.
That my parents took me to the first film and now I was taking my daughter to the third film.
AND she gets to experience it.
She gets to see and hear the story.
I cried three times.
That's what I love about Pixar.
They excel at storytelling.
The quality of the 3-D animation is incredible.
But what makes the films by Pixar work is the STORY.
People who watch their movies get emotionally drawn in and taken in by what their films bring to the screen through the writing.
It reaches people at the core.
At their heart.
It's all in the story.
click on the link below.