Disney has released our first look at Pixar's new Toy Story short Small Fry, which is set to be released with The Muppets on November 23rd. The story centers on Buzz Lightyear who gets replaced by a pint-sized impostor.
Blame it all on toy envy as a Happy Meal-type toy at a fast-food restaurant yearns to break out of his display case to play like a real toy. He kidnaps Buzz Lightyear in an attempt to take over his play-filled existence.
Writer director Angus MacLane talked about the film in an interview saying,
It's like the Prince and the Pauper tale for toys," says writer/director Angus MacLane. "Except one of them happens to be 3 inches tall.
These toys' existence is about being really popular before the meal and then being totally forgotten about. And sometimes they don't even get played with.
There's something funny about having the action hero have to deal with something very mundane like escaping from an awkward social situation. To me, that's funny.
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger and Joan Cusack have all come back to reprise their roles in the short. As a fan of Toy Story it will be cool to see the gang in a new short. According to Tom Hanks Pixar is also secretly developing a fourth new Toy Story film.