Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have kindly provided us with a list of the talent whose voices will appear in the upcoming short Small Fry, which will play before Disney’s The Muppets, beginning November 23.
Based on previously released stills and a clip, we know of course that Tim Allen and Tom Hanks are returning as Buzz Lightyear and Woody Pride respectively, as well as Jane Lynch making her Disney/Pixar debut as Neptuna the mermaid.
Other talent listed as appearing include John Ratzenberger (Hamm), Wallace Shawn (Rex), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Estelle Harris (Mrs. Potato Head), Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), Timothy Dalton (Mr. Pricklepants), Emily Hahn (Bonnie), Lori Alan (Bonnie’s Mom), Jess Harnell (credited as ‘additional voices’ in Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3), Carlos Alazraqui (credited as ‘additional voice’ in Toy Story 3), Bob Bergen (credited as ‘additional voices’ for Toy Story 2) and Jim Ward (‘additional voice’ in Toy Story 3).
With a wide range of new, discarded Fun Meal toys, however, there appear to be more slots to fill and with Pixar famous for using its own talent to voice characters, there is a fair share of Pixarians involved in Small Fry. We already know that Teddy Newton provides the voice of Mini-Buzz, while writer/director Angus MacLane voices a couple of the toys himself, including T-Bone and Super Pirate. Other Pixarians involved, several of whom appear to be lending their voices for the first time, include Josh Cooley, Bret Parker, Emily Forbes, Kitt Hirasaki, Peter Sohn and Jason Topolski.
In Small Fry, Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast food restaurant when a kids’ meal toy version of Buzz takes his place. While Bonnie’s toys are stuck with the annoying three-inch-tall Buzz impersonator, the real Buzz is trapped in the restaurant at a support group for discarded toys. As Woody and the gang devise a way to rescue their friend, Buzz tries to escape the toy psychotherapy meeting.