Pixar has debuted two new character posters for Toy Story 3 [via ComingSoon and AICN], one featuring a character we knew would be in the film (Ken, i.e. Barbie’s accessory) and a fresh face…or rather, faces (Peas-in-a-Pod). Both are part of an ensemble of fourteen new characters Andy’s toys will meet when they’re dropped off at a day care center when Andy moves to college. We’ve also met another one of the fourteen with Mr. Pricklepants (voiced by Timothy Dalton) and as you can see by an outline of one of the fourteen, there’s the pink bear Lotso who’s rumored to be the villain of the film.
But back to Ken, I think the character may end up stealing the film if the special animated short I saw at Comic Con was any indication. Voiced by Michael Keaton (you already have a big boost there), the short was a “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”-type video, set in the 70s, and the audience of 6,000 was laughing their asses off watching it.
Hit the jump to see full images of Ken, Peas-in-a-Pod, descriptions of the characters, and a teaser image of all the characters soon to be revealed for the third installment of the franchise. Plus, come back tomorrow when a new trailer for the film comes online. Toy Story 3 hits theaters in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D on June 18th.
Here’s the official description for Peas-in-a-Pod:
Peas-in-a-Pod will quickly become a parent’s favorite on-the-go toy. The soft, plush pod secures the happy peas inside with a durable metal zipper, making it perfect for the car or stroller. The Peas-in-a-Pod plush toy also develops fine motor skills by catering to a child’s natural grab instinct. Pulling the three peas out of the pod will provide repeated enjoyment for infants and toddlers, and soon they’ll learn to put them back in! Machine washable. Not for human consumption.
Here’s the official description for Ken:
Grab your binoculars and join Ken on a safari! A swinging bachelor who’s always on the lookout for fun, Ken sports the perfect outfit for his eco-adventure: light blue shorts and a leopard-print shirt with short sleeves sure to keep him cool in the hot sun. And after his exciting expedition, Ken will be ready to hit the dance floor in style. His accessories include matching scarf, sensible loafers and a fashion-forward gold belt. Dozens of additional Ken outfits sold separately.