The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
The story takes place after a Christmas holiday with the regular toys finding themselves trapped in unusual territory with a group of new and delusional action figures. Together they must find their way back to their child's bedroom and to safety.Written by
When the Cleric says, "I find their lack of armor disturbing," this is a reference to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). The original quote is from Darth Vader, "I find your lack of faith disturbing." See more »
In the beginning Bonnie pushes Buzz and Jessie down a mountain on a sled, and 6 seconds later we see Jessie is covered in Styrofoam peanuts across the room. Jessie couldn't have gotten over there without Bonnie seeing her. See more »
Oh, I get it! You're glad Mason got the Ultimate X.
Yes. He plays there, while I rule here. My Battlesaurs have no need for play. They have everything they need, content in their ignorance.
Duh, what's ignorance?
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During the credits, that night in Mason's room, Reptillus happily bears Mason's name on his hand and looks forward to seeing Trixie at Mason and Bonnie's next playdate, already scheduled for the following week. See more »
It's always fun to see "the old gang" get back together. The Toy Story characters have so endeared themselves to our hearts that there is an automatic connection with them every time they appear on screen. In "Toy Story That Time Forgot", some new blood is introduced.
For a basic plot summary, this little short tells the story of a Christmas playdate at a friend of Bonnie's. While at the friend's house, Bonnie is sucked into playing a new video game instead of playing with the toys. So, Woody, Buzz, and the gang must "go it alone" and interact with a new set of dinosaur toys (led by Reptillus Maximus) that still don't yet know they are toys.
Like I said, it's great to see and hear from the toy characters again. In this installment, dinosaur Trixie gets a lions share of the screen-time, much like Combat Carl stole "Toy Story of Terror". That being said, each of your favorite character has at least a line or two.
The only reason I can't give this the full five-stars? Because I think that maybe a bit more time was given to the battle dinosaurs than necessary. What makes Toy Story great is the emotion and the humorous interaction between the characters. Both of those things are indeed present here, but there is a lot of "setup" to pull it out of the story.
So, I have to say that I liked last year's Halloween special a bit more than this Christmas effort. That being said, this one is still quite enjoyable and will, at times, have you both laughing and feeling in equal measure.
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