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Toy Story 3 'based on real life'

Pete Docter said Toy Story 3 could be inspired by John Lasseter's kids
Pete Docter said Toy Story 3 could be inspired by John Lasseter's kids

Toy Story 3 was inspired by the filmmakers' children, the Up directors have revealed.

Bob Peterson and Pete Docter, who were involved in the making of the previous Toy Story movies, said the plot of the film - in which the toys get worried as their owner Andy grows up and leaves for college - reflects the reality of what the filmmakers have seen in their own families.

Pete said: "One kind of interesting thing is it's now been 15 years since the first Toy Story so you can really track the relationship in the film to the filmmakers - now we've got kids that are getting older and in (executive producer) John Lasseter's case, going off to college, and that really parallels the stories that are being told with those characters."

He added: "So they're very much a reflection of the filmmakers."

Bob said of the new 3D adventure from Woody, Buzz and the gang: "I think it's going to be the same but different.

"We always look for truth of whatever subject matter is in front of us. What's the life cycle of a toy and they've really looked at that for all of these films, progressing through your relationship with a child as a toy and they've found a very good emotional nugget that they're using with this film.

"But it's still the same because it's the same great buddy, fun humour between the toys. They're just great indelible characters."

:: Up is now available on Disney Blu-ray, Disney DVD and Disney Combi pack.

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