Tom Hanks posted this photo online earlier today. All he had to say about the photo was:
3 directors boss "Woody" around for Toy Story shorts. Come on, guys! Hanx – http://say.ly/BgT7Pe
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) February 3, 2011
The most interesting part of this statement? – the word “shorts.” We already knew Pixar was planning on releasing a series of Toy Story shorts, with the first one set to hit theaters alongside Cars 2. We will have to see where the other shorts will play.
It is a great way for the studio to continue to utilize characters that are beloved by so many without infringing upon the feature films’ story. I think that is an important aspect of the shorts. Given the emotional capper to the third Toy Story, Pixar likely does not want to ruin what happened in that film. I predict fun shorts that remind us all over again why we love these characters so much.
Tom Hanks and the “3 directors” (Angus MacLane, Mark Walsh, and Bobby Podesta) look like they are having a good time!