Last month, you might remember I made the very long trip to RT Philly, where fun and friendship was had. On the lazy Sunday of the event, the many compatriots of mine still in town took a leisurely stroll or grueling trek went to see Finding Nemo in 3D. The movie was as charming as it always is and while the 3D started to hurt my eyes (as it normally does), the special effect was easily better than when I saw The Lion King if only because computer animation gives you that depth you need in 3D effects. However, the real treat of the afternoon was the short before it. Yes, it’s the third Toy Story short and boy, is it a doozy! Take a look.
Oh man, this short. I’m not sure if any of the kids who have watched this video really “get” most of the jokes and references here, but the adults do. That is probably why the upper right corner of the theater where my couple dozen or so friends were seated were laughing the loudest. Might I remind you that at one point a toy drops to the bottom of the tub and says, “WHAT UP, FISHES?” Our section erupted in laughter. Even people who haven’t experienced raves first hand can see how spot-on the homage was to the party scene.
There’s also the nice detail of Rex actually getting a solid storyline. Let’s face it, the character has always been the butt of many a jokes, so it was nice to see the poor guy find his niche. Of course, there was an added unintentional layer of humor considering he gains popularity by using his hands to turn the bathtub and somehow that was also the day a lot of us at RT Philly discovered this website about how a T-Rex can’t do stuff.