“Toy Story 3, ” a computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studio, will premiere on the big screen in Taiwan, according to an executive of the studio’s parent company.
“‘Toy Story 3′ will hit local screens June 16 this year, which is two days prior to its U.S. release, ” Kiki Yu, a senior marketing manager of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (Taiwan) Division, said at a press briefing in Taipei Sunday.
“People in Taiwan will be the first to see the film, ” said Vivienne Tung, the public relations supervisor of the Taiwan division.
The date was chosen to screen the film because it happens to fall on the Dragon Boat Festival, which is a public holiday in Taiwan, Tung added.
Pixar has also launched 3D versions of “Toy Story 1″ and “Toy Story 2,” which are due in Taiwanese cinema April 23, according to a press statement.
“Toy Story” was the industry’s first computer-animated feature and the first feature released by Pixar in 1995. “Toy Story 2″ came out in 1999.