What do the Russians have against Toy Story 3?

Discussion in 'Disney Movies, Books, TV and Music' started by DisneyZane, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. DisneyZane

    DisneyZane Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    So apparently the Russians don't like Toy Story 3.

    In fact they prefer Shrek?!?!

    I haven't seen TS3 yet, but it's awfully well reviewed. That article also says that Up and WALL-E didn't do very well either. What gives Russia?!?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. donipan

    donipan Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    81
    It terms of its appeal to adults (which blow the numbers), I just don't think that many Russians can relate so easily to the childhood of abundance and toy galore that Toy Story references... :confused3
     
  4. DisneyZane

    DisneyZane Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    Not a bad theory really.
     
  5. disEAR

    disEAR DVC Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    439
    they're all watching the world cup
     
  6. bigtinkfun

    bigtinkfun <font color=darkorchid>My brother and I used to fi

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    378
    Maybe it's because the bad guy in TS3 is a bear, and we all know how the Russians feel about bears. Heck, their current President's last name has the word medved' as its root. Medved' translates as "Bear" in English.
     
  7. rawpower

    rawpower Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Russia is trolling us and it's apparently working.

    Why are they trolling us? I think it's pretty obvious.
     
  8. DisneyZane

    DisneyZane Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    Now I'm leaning towards the bear hypothesis. It should have been Mr. Scratches-A-Lot, the irascible tiger instead.
     
  9. LukenDC

    LukenDC DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Messages:
    4,880
    If the prior two Toy Story films are not well known in Russia, then it is not surprising that people would have little interest in seeing Toy Story 3. I would not see the last in a trilogy if I had not seen the first two films.

    Russia has a unique culture and their people see the world very differently than the West. It could be that these films simply do not appeal to Russians. They could also be reluctant to embrace Disney because it is an iconic American brand. There is still a lot of resentment and suspicion of the US in Russia.
     
  10. LukenDC

    LukenDC DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Messages:
    4,880
    Perhaps the Chinese would read something into that.
     
  11. DisneyZane

    DisneyZane Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    Was interesting though. WALL-E didn't do well either, nor Up.
     

Share This Page