When Pixar’s John Lasseter handed the reins of “Toy Story 3” to Lee Unkrich, the 16-year veteran of the animation studio felt enormous pressure.
“The No. 1 challenge was making a sequel that could stand alongside the first two,” says Unkrich, who spent more than four years helming the project. “A lot of people wrote to me and said they grew up with the first two films, and they were beloved. They all implored me not to screw it up.”