Playtime resumes for ‘Toy Story’ in cartoon short
Woody the cowboy, Buzz Lightyear and their “Toy Story” pals are back on the big-screen in a new adventure.
The voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Joan Cusack and other stars are featured in a “Toy Story” short film that runs before the Pixar Animation sequel “Cars 2,” which debuts in U.S. theaters Friday.
“Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation” has Hanks’ Woody, Allen’s Buzz, Cusack’s Jessie the cowgirl and the other toys coming up with a scheme to give doll sweethearts Ken and Barbie (Keaton and Jodi Benson) the trip of their dreams.
After lending his voice to the franchise’s three blockbuster feature-length films, Hanks says he’ll keep coming back to do the voice of Woody whenever Disney-owned Pixar wants to do more with the “Toy Story” characters.
“Are those people some brand of genius that you can’t really begin to fathom?” Hanks said of Pixar, whose 11 feature-length animated films have all been critical and commercial successes. “As long as I don’t develop a smoker’s cough, yeah, I’m there. Whatever they need. There’s only one Woody, and it’s me.”