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'Toy Story 3' DVD and Blu-ray extras: Just reading them will make you cry

Toy Story 3, the No. 1 animated movie in box office history – and a film that made 87 percent of PopWatch readers cry at least once – will hit DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 2. If you don’t have a Blu-ray player, you might need to find a friend who does. The DVD extras will include the short film Day & Night, which played before the movie in theaters; a closer look at the creation of the toys in the film; a ”hybrid animation documentary of Buzz’s visit to the International Space Station” produced in conjunction with NASA; Pixar editors sharing anecdotes about their careers; a look at the returning and new voice talent in the film; a sneak peek at the new Toy Story-themed playland at Hong Kong Disneyland; and a series of stories about life at Pixar Studios (the Toy Story 3 animators shave their heads to mark the start of the film, an animator finds a hidden room at Pixar, and “the majestic and expansive Pixar cereal bar is explored”). The Blu-ray combo pack comes with all those features, plus:

• A roundtable discussion with director Lee Unkrich and the story artists who brought the “Bonnie’s Playtime” scene to life
• An exploration of character design, acting and animation in the scene “Andy’s Goodbye”

• Screenwriter Michael Arndt analyzing successful opening scenes from Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles
• A look at the development of the movie’s “Western Opening,” and artists and technicians describing their contributions
• Two commentary tracks: one with Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson; one with leads from Story, Tech, Art, and Animation
• A look at how Pixar filmmakers found themselves in the unlikely role of toy designers when they created the Toy Story characters, and started off manufacturing a modest number of Woody and Buzz Lightyear toys 15 years ago
• A trivia game
• The making of Day & Night

What do you think? (I’m surprised there’s not an extra devoted to the dramatic hand-holding scene, but perhaps Pixar knows it would reduce us all to the fetal position.) If you haven’t converted to Blu-ray yet, are you tempted? If you have, what title made you pull the trigger?