One of the greatest reveals at today’s Pixar Short Films panel was the confirmation of the next Toy Story Toon. Entitled “Small Fry,” the short refocuses on Buzz after placing Barbie and Ken in the spotlight for the first Toy Story short, Hawaiian Vacation. Not only did director Angus MacLane provide the title of the upcoming short, he also spoke briefly about the set-up for the short and surprised the audience with a short clip as well. Read on for more details on what we learned!
D23 Expo attendees were treated to the short but substantial clip, which gave away a few plot points. Looks like Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast-food restaurant and must find his way back home. In doing so he encounters some less popular, happy meal-like toys. One of those toys, a Mermaid of sorts, will be voiced by Glee‘s Jane Lynch. The clip was well received by expo goers and certainly left me wanting more. Look for this new short to debut before the new Muppets film opening on November 23, 2011!