I somehow missed Toy Story That Time Forgot when it first aired a couple Decembers ago. I only became aware of it a few months ago, and since I really like the Toy Story films, I had to watch it.
Bonnie (the new owner of all the toys) goes over to her friend’s house to play, but joins her friend—Mason—in playing video games, abandoning her toys in Mason’s room. The toys start exploring and are soon captured by the Battlesaurs, a group of toys that don’t realize they are toys. Trixie (the triceratops) has to figure out how to save them before they are destroyed in the Battlesaurs’ arena.
Toy Story That Time Forgot was a really cute short film, and it could have easily been included as a segment in the last film without anyone noticing. The story was fun, and it gave some screen time to a few of the secondary toy characters.
I really loved the cave and canyon walls made of toy boxes. It’s a perfect use for them. Some of the best Easter eggs in the short film are found there, too. Take some time to frame through it to see all the fun Pixar included.
The creepy angel cat was a fun character, too. It reminded me a lot of Hello Kitty, one of my favorite Japanese toy characters (which was probably the intent). The dialog it has is fun, too, and totally fits the character. Pixar should sell Christmas tree ornaments of this character.
If you haven’t seen this television special, go rent it or buy it now. Toy Story That Time Forgot is only 22 minutes long, so it’s a quick watch. It’s a fun expansion to the Toy Story universe, and kids of all ages will love it. I recommend it!
Original Air Dates: December 2, 2014 (USA)
TV Parental Guidelines Rating: TV-G
Violence: 1 (minor toy violence)