TOY STORY 3 | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 98m 21s

Ratings Info Contains mild violence and scary scenes

Genre(s) Animation

Director(s) Lee Unkrich

Cast includes Tom Hanks (voice), Michael Keaton (voice), Tim Allen (voice), Joan Cusack (voice), Whoopi Goldberg (voice), Timothy Dalton (voice), Bonnie Hunt (voice), Laurie Metcalf (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable for all iconU

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Ratings info publication date 08/09/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TOY STORY 3 is the third in a series of animation features about a group of toys who are mistakenly donated to a day-care centre. They must escape from the bad toys and make their way home again. The film was classified 'U' for mild violence and scary scenes.

The mild violence includes sight of a character swinging chainsticks on top of a moving train and knocking another off the train. It is part of a fantastical and exciting but ultimately imaginary sequence at the start of the film. In another scene, an animated monkey is seen repeatedly hitting a character on the sides of his head with a pair of cymbals. As the cymbals are attached to the monkey's hands, it is the only way it can fight, and the scene comes across as comical and fantastical. The BBFC's Guidelines at 'U' allow for 'Mild violence only. Occasional mild threat or menace only'.

There are also a few scary scenes in the film. In the first one, at the start of the film, we see a fast paced action sequence involving all the toys, with characters on a horse chasing others on a train. The train falls off a blown up bridge only to be rescued almost immediately. The final scene is more prolonged and threatening, with the toys in danger of being incinerated at a landfill site. However, when it appears that there is no hope for them, they are all rescued and there is a happy ending. At 'U', the Guidelines state that 'Scary sequences should be mild, brief and unlikely to cause undue anxiety to young children. The outcome should be reassuring'.

The film contains infrequent mild language, including 'butt', 'moron' and 'heck', as well as wordplay with emphasis on 'ass' when one character compliments another on his 'nice ascot' (referring to his tie).


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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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