Grandma and I took the GC to see Toy Story 3 today. I found it rather dark and intense for a children’s movie; “Babe” or “Milo and Otis” it ain’t. The GC was visibly upset during some of the more disturbing scenes.
And the theme of the film is drawn directly from today’s news stories: after years of faithful service, Woody and Buzz get laid off. They sign up with an outplacement service which turns out to be a total rip-off: they are even physically assaulted. When they try to leave their new job, they find out they cannot; probably because they couldn’t repay the service fees due to predatory lending practices. But they finally get offshored and are happy, at least when the movie ends.