By Peter Knegt | Indiewire April 27, 2010 at 3:11AM
The Edinburgh International Film Festival and The Walt Disney Company announced today that "Toy Story 3" will have a special 3-D Gala screening at thus year's festival on June 19th. The audience in Edinburgh will be the first in the UK to see the film after its opening in the United States the previous day.
Continuing to follow the adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and other familiar faces ten years since we saw them last, "Toy Story 3" also introduces a host of fourteen new characters. Directed by Lee Unkrich, the voice cast includes Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Timothy Dalton and Michael Keaton.
“I'm excited about Toy Story 3 on so many levels," Hannah McGill, EIFF Artistic Director said in a statement. "It's fantastic to continue our relationship with Pixar. It's a great thrill to have a key 3D film in the Festival, and to be able to provide such a treat for our younger audience members. And to have the first screening after it’s unveiled in the US is an incredible honour for us. This is going to be one of the highlights of the Festival, and I'm looking forward to working with our friends at Disney to make it truly spectacular!”
The Gala will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the "Toy Story" trilogy. The Edinburgh International Film Festival runs June 16-27, 2010.