New ‘Toy Story’ Short ‘Partysaurus Rex’ Revealed

When Toy Story 3 came to an end (spoiler alert!), Andy’s story was finished as he donated his toys to the adorable Bonnie. Pixar has found a way to continue to tell stories involving Buzz, Woody, Barbie, Ken, and the rest of the gang without stepping on the toes of the fantastic trilogy – they have been releasing Toy Story Toons, shorts starring the lovable toys. Attached to Pixar and Disney films, we have already seen two, and now a third has been officially announced. Take a look at the first images and find out the first details of Toy Story: Partysaurus Rex after the break!

Pixar announced the short through EW, which identified the director of the short as Mark Walsh, an animator who has been working with the animation studio since A Bug’s Life. This is Walsh’s first stab at directing for Pixar, another example of the studio ushering in new directors to work with shorts, perhaps preparing them for an easier transition to feature films.




The story revolves around Rex, a Toy Story supporting character who suffers from anxiety that stems from his inability to scare others, a characteristic for which T-Rex’s are widely known. In the short, he is taken into a bath by his new owner Bonnie, and hilarity will surely ensue. Given the party-like atmosphere underwater in the bathtub, Pixar recruited BT, an artist widely known for his work in the electronic genre of music – looks like a bubbly rave in that image above.

As EW points out, there is already a Pixar easter egg that can be seen – that toilet seat cover above looks suspiciously like it belonged to Monsters, Inc.‘s Sulley at one point.

Disney has already prepped a line of toys to tie into the short, which I stumbled upon at the Holiday Gift Preview event last month.

Toy Story: Partysaurus Rex debuts in theaters with Finding Nemo 3D on September 14 – as if we needed another reason to check out the Pixar re-release next month.

Check out EW for the complete story.

Will you be heading to the Partysaurus Rex/Finding Nemo 3D double feature in September?

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  • http://twitter.com/American108 Andy Serrato

    Awesome! Any word on if the short will appear on the Nemo Bluray? And I hope this means we’ll get another short with Monsters Inc 3D!

    • http://pixartimes.com Samad Rizvi

      Not sure if this will be on the Finding Nemo Blu-ray, as they’re already including the Knick Knack short with that release. If it isn’t included, the first place it will likely be available for home viewing will be iTunes, followed by a Pixar Shorts Volume 2 or Toy Story Toons Blu-ray/DVD.

  • Me

    Finding Nemo 3D premiers tomorrow here in Mexico, do you think I’ll see when I go tomorrow?? (Decided from 2011 forward to see every Pixar movie in theaters, from 2012 forward to see all, on opening days)

  • Daniel

    Great News! And I think there’s another easter egg on the tub… stickers from characters from Finding Nemo…at least they look like Nemo’s school mates !

  • http://www.facebook.com/cidman911 E-Goose Knows

    HAHA! I can’t wait for this.

  • LegoPixarFan

    But what about Knick Knack isn’t it also being released in 3D. It’s in 3D on the 3D Blu-ray nemo so what about the cinema? does this mean 2 shorts infront of nemo 3D or one at the start and one at the end? hope there is a short infront of M, I. 3D or at least 3d for the birds. Yours in pixar
    legopixarfan