Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inspiration for "Small Fry"?

A few weeks ago while navigating on YouTube, I found this short video featuring Woody, Buzz, Hamm, Rex, and some other little guys...

This video is, without a doubt, one of the "Toy Story Treats" that were created way back when the first Toy Story came out. The Toy Story Treats were brought back for the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D Re-release in 2009, and posted on the Toy Story website, although I don't recall ever seing this one on there.

Watch it here:

Now, read the synopsis for the upcoming Toy Story Toon, Small Fry:

"In the latest Toy Story Toon, Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast food restaurant when a kids’ meal toy version of Buzz takes his place. While Bonnie's toys are stuck with the annoying 3-inch-tall Buzz impersonator, the real Buzz is trapped in the restaurant at a support group for discarded toys. As Woody and the gang devise a way to rescue their friend, Buzz tries to escape the toy psychotherapy meeting."

Hmm..."annoying 3-inch-tall Buzz impersonator" it just me, or do these two things just have a lot in common?

I guess we'll find out soon enough from the creators of Small Fry whether or not this short but amusing "Treat" served as the inspiration for the upcoming "Toon", which by the way, hits theaters November 23 with The Muppets!

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