- Title: USA: Tim Allen reflects on the re-release of Toy Story 1 and 2
- Date: 3rd October 2009
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (RECENT) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) TIM ALLEN SAYING: "The fun factor is this: Annoying Tom Hanks at all costs, any chance I get. Give it to Tom. And then when we finally come out and all get together and they give us free hats, charge us for drinks, and watch the movie, then you can see it put together because Pixar's a genius. It takes two and a half - three years, and by the time you get the thing done you're so tired of everybody and then you do ... It's like a pregnancy I imagine. Although I've never been pregnant, I've dreamt about it, but I've never actually been pregnant. But by the time the kid comes, three weeks later you've forgotten how terrible it is. And you go, I'm going to do that again."
- Embargoed: 18th October 2009 13:00
- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
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- Story Text: Disney/Pixar is pulling out the big guns, re-releasing "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" in 3D.
One of the film's stars, Tim Allen talked about taking on the character Buzz Lightyear and the challenges related to voicing an animated film.
"It's not a pleasant deal if you saw it. Anybody who thinks it's fun hasn't done it. It's hard work," said Allen. "I used to watch guys put up asphalt roofing on office buildings in the midwest in the summer and said, that is hard work. Being a soldier in Afghanistan is hard work. Doing voice sessions at Disney's Stage B is not hard work; it's annoying."
Allen also joked that half the fun of making the films was annoying his co-star.
"The fun factor is this: Annoying Tom Hanks at all costs, any chance I get. Give it to Tom."
Disney/Pixar is ramping up the publicity for the "Toy Story" franchise in preparation for the release of the next film in the series, "Toy Story 3." That film will hit theaters on June 18, 2010.
Both the first and second films broke box office records, earning a combined 847 million dollars worldwide.
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