August 31, 2014

Post 146: New "Toy Story That Time Forgot" Commercial

Hi everybody! A topic from Pixar isn't that getting talked about a lot is "Toy Story That Time Forgot". The special will air on ABC this holiday season and will be Pixar's first Christmas special. Anyways, a commercial has been released.

"At this year's San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), Pixar held a Toy Story That Time Forgot panel moderated by famed compose, Michael Giacchino. Guests of the panel were treated to background storyboards, still images and even saw a sneak peek of the short along with images of the Battlesaur toys (which will be released this holiday season). Although the half-hour television special isn't premiering until December 2, 2014, Sky (A UK-based media company which also released a Toy Story of TERROR! clip last year) has just released a hilarious commercial allowing us to get a glimpse at the "dangerously delusional" band of Battlesaurs. Be sure to watch the commercial which is uploaded on our PixarPost YouTube channel.

The hilarious fifty-one second commercial was directed by veteran television-spot and Partysaurus Rex director, Mark Walsh and we have to say that the character development by Steve Purcell-and-team is just brilliant - the Battlesaurs draw you in right away and make you want to see more. Speaking of Steve Purcell, not only is he the director of the half-hour special, but he also voices the hilarious and somewhat goofy, Cleric (pictured below).
Cleric voiced by Toy Story That Time Forgot director, Steve Purcell
Great wide shot showing the spanning Raptorian Guards
The scientific and quirky, Ray-Gon

We've already watched the commercial six times and the humor comes across in more depth each viewing. We particularly love the moments when the Cleric utters, "Alchemy", when Ray-Gon blows the dust off of the network cable and our favorite moment is when Buzz and Woody are tied (with a pipe cleaner) to a spit over an battery-operated candle - genius! Additionally, since we know that the special takes place during a post-Chirstmas playdate, it was great to see the little details of the wrapping paper still on one of the Battlesaur boxes.

View of the Battlesaur packaging & playset - who wouldn't want to own this?
[Also do you see the "Toy Story" toy plane and a luxo lamp?]

The initial plot detail for Toy Story That Time Forgot is
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." -Pixar Post 
What is your thoughts on the new commercial?  

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