May 24, 2017

“Toy Story 3” audiences will benefit from smaller, kid-friendly 3D glasses

By Sean O’Connell This is a story that passed across our desks this morning, and I think it will delight parents who are gearing up to bring little ones to “Toy Story 3” this weekend.

RealD, the 3-D technology company responsible for generating the glasses handed out at your local multiplex for a 3-D screening, has designed a smaller, lightweight lens for children to wear. Rumors of these smaller glasses have circulated for months now, with a few people telling us they might have been ready in time for the fourth “Shrek” film.

Now MSNBC reports that the lighter glasses for children ages 8 and under will be in theaters in time for “Toy Story 3” this weekend.

If you have children, you know what a major pain in the … well, on the nose the larger glasses can be. My 6-year-old son couldn’t wait to watch the first two “Toy Story” films back to back last winter when Disney screened them as part of a double feature. But he watched most of “Toy Story 2” without his glasses, saying he preferred the blurry images to the pain of wearing the heavy specs.

3-D seems to be the wave of the future. But it sounds like the glasses problem will be a thing of the past.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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