New Toy Story Short Shows the Plight of Neglected Happy Meal Toys

By Andrew Liszewski on at

You'll have to go see the new Muppets movie to see it in its entirety (not that you need another reason) but here's a first look at Pixar's new Toy Story short Small Fry which finally gives us a look at what life is like for those crappy, and quickly forgotten, fast food toys.

In the short, Buzz Lightyear is kidnapped by a smaller, happy meal version of himself who yearns to be played with like a real toy, escaping the fate of being discarded and forgotten once a child's burger and fries are done. And while he tries to take Buzz's place, the space ranger is trapped at the restaurant, forced to deal with a support group for fast food toys. Including my new favorite character T-Bone, based on McDonalds' awesome Changeables.

Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack and of course John Ratzenberger all lend their voices to the short, and I'm hoping McDonald's has a tie-in with happy meal versions of all the happy meal toys. Collect them all! [YouTube via IWatchStuff]