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Toy Story Toons
Genre
Format
Created by
Directed by Gary Rydstrom
Angus MacLane
Mark Walsh
Creative director
Starring
Voices of Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
John Ratzenberger
Wallace Shawn
Estelle Harris
Don Rickles
Joan Cusack
Timothy Dalton
Emily Hahn
Lori Alan
Composer(s)
Opening theme
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Running time 5-7 mins
Production company(s) Pixar Animation Studios
Broadcast
Original channel
Picture format
Audio format
Original run June 24, 2011 – present
External links

Toy Story Toons is a short series based on the Toy Story franchise. The series of shorts take place after the events of Toy Story 3. The first episode, Hawaiian Vacation, was released with the theatrical release of Cars 2. A second episode titled Small Fry was shown with the theatrical release of The Muppets.[1] The third episode, Partysaurus Rex, was released with the theatrical 3D release of Finding Nemo.[2]

Episodes

Future Episodes

According to an online catalog from Disney Publishing Worldwide, two new episodes are currently in development, as well as that all episodes will be shown on TV in 2012 and beyond.[3] One of the two upcoming episodes is called Mythic Rock.[4] All episodes will air on Disney Channel, Disney XD, and ABC Family.

Production

The first episode of the series, Hawaiian Vacation, was first announced by Lee Unkrich in July 2010. As quoted: "We have announced we're going to do a short film in front of Cars 2 that uses the Toy Story characters. We're going to keep them alive; they're not going away forever."[5]

On February 3, 2011 Tom Hanks recorded new dialogue for Woody as seen in his tweet on Twitter: "3 directors boss "Woody" around for Toy Story shorts. Come on, guys!", meaning he was recording for more than one episode.

Trivia

  • Tom Hanks' tweet, followed by a link to the third image above on the right, suggests that Angus MacLane, Bobby Podesta, and Mark Walsh will direct one or more of the Toy Story Toons. Each Pixarian mentioned is a proven leader - one director and two supervising animators, respectively. MacLane directed Small Fry, and Walsh directed Partysaurus Rex, leaving Bobby Podesta the possible directing chair.
  • The series has been created due to the enormous success of Toy Story 3 and constant questions from fans requesting a fourth film.
  • This is one of the few times that Tom Hanks returns to voice Woody in a bit of Toy Story media that is not a feature film.
  • For some reason, Totoro so far hasn't appeared in Toy Story Toons. It is unknown if he will appear in an upcoming episode.

References

  1. The ‘Toy Story’ Gang to Ride Again
  2. FIRST LOOK: Pixar dives deep in new bath time 'Toy Story' short -- EXCLUSIVE
  3. Online catalog from Disney Publishing Worldwide
  4. New Toy Story Toon revealed: Mythic Rock
  5. Closing Up the 'Toy' Box?

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