Exclusive: New Toy Story 3 Pic

The toys have that boxed-in feeling

With just a few short months to go until Toy Story 3 is released, we’re getting all kinds of excited. So, much to our delight, those wonderful chaps at Disney/Pixar have given us an exclusive new picture from the movie. Now that’s what we call an early Christmas present.

So, what’s happening here, then? Well, as you may or may not know, Toy Story 3 sees our heroes – Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Slinky, Rex, Hamm, Mr & Mrs. Potato Head, the Aliens, and Bullseye – are unceremoniously dispatched to a day care centre when their owner, Andy, goes to college.

In this shot, all the toys – bar Woody and Buzz – have been boxed up, presumably ready for the ride to their new home, where complications will arise, in the form of over-friendly, unrestrained kids and a parade of new toys, not all of whom have friendly intentions…

Intriguing. And, with a horde of new characters to come, Disney/Pixar is holding plenty back from a movie which is high on our list of must-sees in 2010.

To see this new pic in all its hi-res, two-page glory, along with an exclusive interview with Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, pick up the new issue of Empire when it hits shelves on January the 1.

Toy Story 3 is released in the UK on July 23, 2010, in 2D and 3D versions.