Pixar continues to roll out Toy Story shorts, and this Halloween we’ll be getting another one. Disney has announced that they’ll be releasing Toy Story of Terror on ABC. According to TV Guide, the short will be 30-minutes long, and has the toys staying in a motel after Bonnie takes them on a road trip only to have the car break down along the way. Once inside the spooky motel, one of the toys goes missing, and “the rest of the gang will find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate.” The short will appeal to kids, but adults should enjoy references to Psycho, Aliens, and Predator. One of the Predator references could be the return of Combat Carl (from the first movie), who will be voiced by Carl Weathers. The gang will be joined by Toy Story 3 toys, Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and Trixie (Kristen Schaal).
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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.
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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.
Though the theatrical release of Toy Story 3 was touted as the likely last time we’d see the Toy Story characters on the screen, the folks at Pixar quickly realized that they missed the characters too much to say goodbye forever. The first Toy Story Toon (ie. A Pixar short featuring Toy Story characters) premiered with last year’s Cars 2, while another short—titled Small Fry—premiered with The Muppets. However, it appears that the Toy Story characters aren’t destined to live in 2-minute films forever as it was recently revealed that Pixar plans to unveil two 22-minute Toy Story TV specials in 2013 and 2014. Hit the jump for more.