Last week we showed you the first images from the new Toy Story short film, Toy: Story: Small Fry. The movie focuses on Buzz Lightyear getting left at a fast food restaurant and requiring the help of Happy Meal-like toys in order to get back home and stop a diminutive Buzz imposter. In the clip, we see Buzz trying to escape but landing right in the middle of a support group for discarded Fun Meal toys (you’ll briefly hear Jane Lynch as the group’s narcissistic leader, Neptuna).
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The short film also features the voices of Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger, and Joan Cusack. Toy Story: Small Fry will play in front of The Muppets, which opens November 23rd.
The first image from the new Toy Story short, Small Fry, has popped up online. We reported in August that short film would have Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) getting left behind at a fast-food restaurant and trying to find his way back home with the help of less popular, Happy Meal-like toys. It turns out there’s a bit more to it because one of the Happy Meal-toys kidnaps Buzz and tries to take over his play-filled existence. Jane Lynch (Glee) will make her Pixar debut as the Happy Meal toys’ narcissistic support-group leader Neptuna.
Hit the jump to check out the full image and adorably tiny Lightyear feet. The seven-minute short will be attached to The Muppets, which opens November 23rd. Toy Story: Small Fry also features the voices of Tom Hanks, John Ratzenberger, and Joan Cusack. [We have added a new image, and updated the story with a hi-res version of the previously-released image]
In February, we reported that Disney and Pixar would be attaching a new Toy Story short to The Muppets. At this weekend’s D23 Expo, the film’s director, Angus MacLane (“BURN-E”), announced that the short will be titled “Small Fry” and like “Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation”, the whole gang will be back. According to The Pixar Times, “attendees were treated to the short but substantial clip, which gave away a few plot points. Looks like Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast-food restaurant and must find his way back home. In doing so he encounters some less popular, happy meal-like toys. One of those toys, a Mermaid of sorts, will be voiced by Glee‘s Jane Lynch.”
Since I skipped Cars 2, I haven’t seen “Hawaiian Vacation”, but it’s tough to go wrong with the Toy Story crew, this premise sounds fun, and “BURN-E” is a quality short. You can check out “Toy Story: Small Fry” when The Muppets opens on November 23rd.