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Pixar might not be putting out a feature film this year, but they're not resting on their laurels. The studio will release a Monsters U short film with Muppets Most Wanted in March, and just announced a Toy Story holiday special for this Christmas: Toy Story That Time Forgot!
Coming off the success and acclaim of the studio's first TV special, the Halloween-themed Toy Story of Terror (check out Munir's review here), ABC seem very keen to continue that success, with this new festive holiday special. Here's what the special's about (via Stitch Kingdom):
"During a post-Christmas play date, the 'Toy Story' gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this 'Toy Story That Time Forgot.'"
Toy Story That Time Forgot continues the trend, started with the Toy Story Toons back in 2011, of focusing on side-characters from the series, rather than Buzz and Woody. This time around, it's apparently the turn of Kristen Schaal's Trixie; also rounding out the cast is Kevin McKidd (who has worked with Pixar before, on Brave) as Reptillus Maximus. Steve Purcell (creator, Sam & Max; co-director, Brave) will direct.
This sounds immensely fun! Christmas: good! Toy Story: good! I love these characters, and keeping them alive and active without making an unnecessary fourth film is a marvellous plan! No word on the exact release date for Toy Story That Time Forgot yet though, just that it'll be the Christmas period this year.
Are you excited for the first Toy Story Christmas TV special?