USA Today has a preview piece up about Pixar’s latest Toy Story Toon, entitled Small Fry, which is set to be released alongside The Muppets on November 23 in the U.S. and Canada. The first details of the short debuted at D23, where we found out that the story involved Buzz Lightyear switching places with a Happy Meal-like version of himself. At the panel, we were able to see a preview clip from the new adventure, but the general public had not yet laid eyes upon it. Today, USA Today has debuted an image from Toy Story – Small Fry, which you can check out here!
Stitch Kingdom came upon a high-resolution version of the image, as well as an additional image. View them both below here:
USA Today also has a brief interview with the short’s director Angus MacLane (BURN-E). He speaks about what they were going for with the storyline:
“It’s like the Prince and the Pauper tale for toys,” says writer/director Angus MacLane. “Except one of them happens to be 3 inches tall.”
“These toys’ existence is about being really popular before the meal and then being totally forgotten about,” MacLane says. “And sometimes they don’t even get played with.”
MacLane also describes actress Jane Lynch‘s work on the film, who he says, “has an appealing way of being demeaning to people but where you still like her.” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? You can catch a glimpse of her in the second image, as she is the mermaid with her back to the camera and is holding the trident.
We also learn that Day & Night director, Teddy Newton, who was the voice of the Chatter Telephone in Toy Story 3, is voicing the tiny fast food version of Buzz. It should be exciting to see the talented Newton return to voice acting!
Toy Story – Small Fry hits theaters with The Muppets on November 23, now less than two weeks away.
Sources: USA Today, Stitch Kingdom