Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial

New 'Toy Story' Short Includes Parody of McDonald's Definitive Best Toy Line


As noted Friday, Pixar's new Toy Story short, titled Small Fry, involves the hidden tragedy of our forgotten Happy Meal ephemera. In this first clip from the film--set to debut before showings of The Muppets--we meet a couple of these lost toys, including a Jane Lynch-voiced mermaid and a transforming T-bone clearly based on The Best Toys McDonald's Ever Produced: 1987's Changeables. Those guys at Pixar always know just the way to our hearts, and in this case, that way is by misplaced nostalgia for toys meant to breed enduring fondness for terrible food.

This short had better end with masses 20-to-35-year-olds heading to eBay to re-buy all their old Happy Meal crap, because that's sure what's about to happen right now.


  • November 11, 2011
    A new Toy Story short will premiere before the November 23 release of The Muppets, and USA Today has the first look at the franchise's newest addition to the cast: a Happy Meal version of Buzz Lightyear. Writer/director Angus MacLane revealed that the short's story deals with a... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2011
    With Cars 2's release and the premiere of the Brave trailer all happening this past weekend, Disney•Pixar would probably really like it if blogs were covering either of those things instead of some wild, likely-unfounded rumors about what might be happening with the Toy Story s... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2011
    For those of you not that interested in Cars 2--because sometimes one Cars feels like it was enough Car, doesn't it?--Pixar would like to watch this clip from Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation as a reminder that there's also a Toy Story short playing before that Cars sequel you're so... / Continue →
  • There are Comments