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The dark heart of Toy Story

“It would not have surprised me to have seen the credits of Toy Story 3 announce, ‘Based on an original idea by Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre’. True, you can’t imagine a Camus character being called Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, but you can imagine the great French existentialist penning sobering lines like ‘we’re all just trash waiting to be thrown away,’ and ‘You think you’re special? You’re a piece of plastic.'”

Article in The Times last Saturday (10th July). It’s behind a pay wall, alas, attached to Jonathan Ross’s article on the film.

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