In the new Toy Story short Small Fry, playing in theaters with The Muppets, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) is left behind at a fast food restaurant when a kids’ meal toy version takes his place. While the three-inch-tall Buzz impersonator incessantly annoys Woody (Tom Hanks) and all of the other toys, the real Buzz is trapped at a support group for discarded toys, run by narcissistic group leader, Neptuna (Jane Lynch). As Woody and the gang plan to rescue their friend, Buzz attempts his own escape.
At the press day for The Muppets, Small Fry director Angus MacLane talked about his work at Pixar Animation Studios, how the story was a combination of ideas that started with his psychologists mother and sister and his love of fast food toys, what it was like to get the voice cast together for this, that there were various kids’ meal toys that didn’t make the final cut, that there will be versions of some of the toys available for sale, and how he hopes to direct full-length features, at some point. Check out what he had to say after the jump: