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Expect to see many posters showing off newToy Story 3 characters before the film opens this summer. The image above teases a bunch of the new characters to debut in the sequel, and shows two new characters, Peas-in-a-Pod and Ken, the latter voiced by Michael Keaton. (Expect questions about Ken’s sexual orientation in 3..2..1..) We’ve already seen another new guy, the Timothy Dalton-voiced Mr. Pricklepants, in a featurette. Here’s how Peas-in-a-Pod is (are?) described, though I’m not sure if this is in-movie character stuff or real world ad copy for the inevitable plush toy.

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.

ComingSoon has the full poster for these lil’ guys. Head over there to see a big character poster of small peas, and see a larger version of the character tease after the break. Finally, keep an eye open for the final Toy Story 3 trailer, which hits tomorrow. Read More »

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Michael Keaton will voice the role of Ken (as in Barbie’s boyfriend Ken) in Toy Story 3. Jodi Benson (who voiced Barbie in the Toy Story series) revealed the news to IESB. This will be Keaton’s second appearance in a Pixar film, after voicing Chick Hicks in Cars.

What We Already Know about Toy Story 3:

  • Toy Story 3 will be released in digital Disney 3D on June 18th 2010.
  • Directed by Lee Unkrich, who edited the previous films, and co-directed Toy Story 2
  • Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, and Jodi Benson are confirmed to return.
  • The story follows the toys as they are dumped in a day-care center after Andy leaves for College.
  • Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) wrote the Treatment
  • Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) wrote the screenplay
  • Randy Newman will provide the scrore
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