The Toy Story characters are back on the big screen again following the short “Hawaiian Vacation” that played in front of Cars 2 earlier this year. This time, they are appearing in the short “Small Fry,” which hits theaters with The Muppets on November 23rd.
In the short, Buzz Lightyear gets replaced by a pint-sized impostor, says USA Today, which released this first-look image.
The newspaper adds: “Blame it all on toy envy as a Happy Meal-type toy at a fast-food restaurant yearns to break out of his glass display case to play just like a real toy. He kidnaps Buzz Lightyear in an attempt to take over his play-filled existence… The life-reversal forces the real Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen, to deal with a support group for discarded, unloved fast-food toys.”
The mini Buzz character was voiced by Pixar director Teddy Newton, while the short’s writer/director Angus MacLane voices several discarded mini-toys. “Glee’s” Jane Lynch makes her first Pixar appearance, as the narcissistic support-group leader Neptuna.