Disney-Pixar premiered the new Toy Story short, Partysaurus Rex, when they released Finding Nemo 3D last month. The short features Rex (Wallace Shawn) getting a chance to cut loose and be a party hero to bath toys. A couple nights ago, the short debuted on the Disney Channel, and now it has gone online. I didn’t get a chance to see the short in theaters, but after watching it online, I wish I had. It’s bright, loud, and colorful. It’s also pretty funny.
Hit the jump to check out Partysaurus Rex.
More Toy Story is headed to the small screen. Though most figured that Toy Story 3 would be the last time we saw Pixar’s loveable band of toy characters in their own story, the studio decided to let Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang live on in short form. The first Toy Story short, the very funny Hawaiian Vacation, debuted with Cars 2, and the studio has continued the trend with two further shorts, Small Fry and Partysaurus Rex.
Earlier this summer we got wind that Pixar was planning two 22-mintute Toy Story TV specials to debut in 2013 and 2014, and now we have a tantalizing title for the first installment: Toy Story of Terror. Hit the jump for more.
Pixar’s Finding Nemo 3D opens in theaters this weekend, and unlike some post-converted movies that are released as a cash grab, Finding Nemo 3D is absolutely worth seeing again, especially in 3D. When the movie was first released almost ten years ago, the gorgeous ocean-set pic looked beautiful and the animation was stunning. However, when Pixar converted the film, they also re-rendered it (without changing anything), and it’s now even more vivid with higher resolution. Finding Nemo has never looked this good, and the 3D actually helps tell the story. Another reason to see Finding Nemo 3D is Pixar’s latest Toy Story short, Partysaurus Rex, which is playing before the movie. In the short, Rex (Wallace Shawn) gets to shed his nerdy persona as he becomes a party star after saving bath time for some tub toys. Here’s a clip.
Pixar recently held a press day for the film at The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. While there, I was able to speak with director Mark Walsh. We talked about how he got the job directing the short, how the film changed during production, Easter Eggs, the music (which was done by BT), and more. Hit the jump to watch.
A clip has gone online for the upcoming Toy Story short film, Partysaurus Rex. In the short, Rex (Wallace Shawn) gets to shed his nerdy persona as he becomes a party star after saving bath time for some tub toys. Like the other Toy Story shorts, this one looks cute, and it’s nice seeing the beloved characters get to interact with toys you wouldn’t think of, like in the previous short film where Buzz was in a support group with discarded Happy Meal toys. Steve caught Partysaurus Rex said it was fun, and has a few Easter eggs in it.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. Partysaurus Rex will be attached to Finding Nemo 3D, which opens September 14th.
Pixar has released the first images from their upcoming Toy Story short film, Partysaurus Rex. The third “Toy Story Toons” sees Rex (voiced by Wallace Shawn) pulled into Bonnie’s bath time, which allows the neurotic dinosaur to finally cut loose. “If you’re a bath toy you get really intense playtime. It’s like a party,” director Mark Walsh, an animator on Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, tells Entertainment Weekly. “What I was going for was, you move to a new town and make new friends, and suddenly you think you have this chance where you can reinvent yourself,” says Walsh. “I love that Rex, in his sweetness, thinks he can reinvent who he is in the image of a party animal.” His reinvention gets some help when he manages to save the other bath toys from being stuck at the bottom of the tub since he’s the only one with arms (short as they may be) and can turn the water back on to get the party going again (with dance music by Grammy-nominated electronica musician BT).
Hit the jump to check out images from Partysaurus Rex. The short will play in front of Finding Nemo 3D, which opens September 14th.