Well, guys, I finally saw Toy Story 3 — right on time as usual. Of course I loved it, and of course I had to remove my 3-D glasses twice while bawling as Andy said goodbye, and of course I had a nightmare wherein my beloved yet physically terrifying and possibly NSFW baby doll, ‘Carwie,’ had developed a terrorist agenda similar to Big Baby’s. What I didn’t expect was that I would love the Pixar short shown before Toy Story 3, “Day & Night,” even more than TS3.
In “Day & Night,” two ghost-like blobs become skeptical of their differences but (SPOILER ALERT!) learn to celebrate them instead. The message was similar to that of this Dr. Seuss clip: Star-Belly Sneetches are no better than Plain-Belly Sneetches! I loved that “Day & Night” was deceptively simple-looking (Day and Night were drawn in 2-D, but the worlds within them were 3-D) and that the message was so thoughtful, sweet, and even a bit sly. Director Teddy Newton — who actually voiced the Chatter Telephone in Toy Story 3 (!!!) — used a quote from a 1970s lecture by Wayne Dyer that he remembered his mother playing for him during his youth. Read it and watch a short making-of doc for “Day & Night” after the jump. READ FULL STORY