Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich announced today, via the video below, that the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D double feature release, which was supposed to be in theaters for just two weeks, has been extended longer. The special release has earned $22.8 million since hitting theaters on October 2.
Unkrich also announces in the video that "The Flight of the Conchords" star Kristen Schaal voices a new character in Toy Story 3, but he wouldn't reveal what character it is. Blake Clark is doing the voice for Slinky this time, taking over from his friend Jim Varney, who passed away in 2000.
They are joining Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Bonnie Hunt and Whoopi Goldberg in the sequel, opening in theaters on June 18, 2010.