FIRST LOOK: New TOY STORY Short Film PARTYSAURUS REX
Published: August 9, 2012 - 7:46am
The first details and images for Pixar Animation Studios' new short film have now been revealed. The series follows the adventures of Woody, Buzz and the Toy Story gang in the care of their new owner Bonnie.
Partysaurus Rex, the third Toy Story animated short in the series that so far has included Hawaiian Vacation and Small Fry, will be released in theaters with Finding Nemo 3-D on September 14th. Here is the synopsis courtesy of entertainment Weekly:
Rex gets drafted for bath time and encounters a sad lot of rub-a-dub-dub cohorts. As the only available toy with limbs, Rex puts his tiny arms to good use by turning on the water and getting the party going for those dried-out toys on his own – which leads to a sort of bubble-filled rave, complete with glow-in-the-dark toys making disco lights under an overturned colander and dance music by Grammy-nominated electronica musician BT.
Actor Wallace Shawn, who has lent his voice to the affable dinosaur since the first Toy Story film in 1995, offered a bit of insight into Rex's frame of mind: "He’s sick of being the angel of goodness and sensibleness and caution and fear. He wants to stand on the side of pleasure and happiness and joy. … I live this drama every day of my life!"
Director Mark Walsh also offered a few words about the short, including why the bath time setting is a nice detour from what has been presented before: "If you’re a bath toy you get really intense playtime. It’s like a party. Then when the water goes down you can’t move. You’re helpless... I love that Rex, in his sweetness, thinks he can reinvent who he is in the image of a party animal."