Pixar has released some photos giving us our first look at their new Toy Story short film Partysaurus Rex. In the short Bonnie takes Rex into the bathtub with her where he “encounters a sad lot of rub-a-dub-dub cohorts.”
Here’s what voice actor Wallace Shawn had to say about the character,
He’s sick of being the angel of goodness and sensibleness and caution and fear. He wants to stand on the side of pleasure and happiness and joy. … I live this drama every day of my life!
Here’s a more detailed synopsis:
As the only available toy with limbs, Rex puts his tiny arms to good use by turning on the water and getting the party going for those dried-out toys on his own – which leads to a sort of bubble-filled rave, complete with glow-in-the-dark toys making disco lights under an overturned colander and dance music by Grammy-nominated electronica musician BT.
Director Mark Walsh added,
If you’re a bath toy you get really intense playtime. It’s like a party. Then when the water goes down you can’t move. You’re helpless. And that’s pathetic, these guys in bottom of the tub all the time.
What I was going for was, you move to a new town and make new friends, and suddenly you think you have this chance where you can reinvent yourself. I love that Rex, in his sweetness, thinks he can reinvent who he is in the image of a party animal.
It looks we’re going to get to see Rex at his craziest, which should be fun! There are also a couple of little easter eggs in the images such as Peach the starfish from Finding Nemo, and the furry Sully toilet seat cover.
Partysaurus Rex will be shown with Finding Nemo 3-D on September 14th.