When Pixar went back to the well for a third Toy Story film, movie lovers were understandably concerned. The first two marked breakthroughs not just technically, but artistically. It seemed like an improbable gift that a third installment could be not just acceptable, but emotionally powerful and utterly delightful. So why press their luck even further by putting skates on Woody and Buzz?
But there’s a certain unique theatrical appeal to Disney on Ice presentations, even if they turn our favorite animated characters into people wearing big Styrofoam heads. The Toy Story 3 presentation re-creates the story of Woody, Buzz and the gang trying to find their way back to Andy from Sunnyside Daycare. Join the cast members for a Western Woody’s Roundup hoedown, a galactic adventure battling the Evil Emperor Zurg and more fun for the whole family than you’d hope to find on a frozen surface. (Scott Renshaw)
Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 @ EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, 801-355-7328,
March 7-11, $13-$52. EnergySolutionsArena.com
Date: Mar 7, 2012
Time: 7 pm
Address: 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, 84101
Where: EnergySolutions Arena