Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Disney has released a new poster for Toy Story That Time Forgot, Pixar’s latest Toy Story TV special which will premiere Tuesday December 2nd 2014 at 8:00pm on ABC. The new poster reveals the Battlesaurs, “the coolest set of action figures ever.” Hit the jump to see the new Toy Story That Time Forgot poster.
Toy Story That Time Forgot Poster
Here is the previously released Toy Story That Time Forgot teaser poster, by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. This one was released during Comic Con this past summer:
Here is the official teaser plot synopsis for Toy Story That Time Forgot:
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.
I saw a preview of the special at Comic Con this year, and here is what I learned:
- Most of the original Toy Story voice cast return for Toy Story That Time Forgot including Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie.
- Kevin McKidd voices a new character called Reptillus Maximus, the leader of the Battlesaurs. He is refined, cultured, confident and witty.
- While Toy Story 3 introduced a ton of new and clever toy character designs, Toy Story That Time Forgot introduces us to a whole new world — some great world building from the Pixar crew. You will believe that these toys could be part of a real 80’s style fantasy animated series. They don’t feel like they were created just for this short adventure. All the characters seem well designed and it perfectly captures the attitude, tone and style of television series/toylines of the time. The toy playsets and accessories remind me of toys from my childhood, a mixture of Thundercats, Battletoads and He-Man but with dinosaurs. They pack so much truth and nostalgia in all the little details, and I’m sure most children of the 1970’s and 1980’s will connect through the nostalgia bomb. I almost wish that Pixar would create a fake complete one-off episode of the Battlesaurs in old-style 2D hand drawn animation.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, directed by Steve Purcell (Brave) will premiere Tuesday December 2nd 2014 at 8:00pm on ABC.Cool Posts From Around the Web: