'Toy Story That Time Forgot' [Blu-ray+Digital HD]
(Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, et al / Blu ray / TV-G / 2015 / Walt Disney)
Overview: It's a post Christmas play date and the toys have to go up against the fearsome and aggressive new dino toys!
Blu ray Verdict: "Trixie, the dinosaurs aren't playing! They were never playing! THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THEY'RE TOYS!" Yup, it's about that time of year again, where we get another 'Toy Story', well, short, we'll call it, I guess. I mean, it is only 22 minutes long, after all. So if you've been following along at home with the 'Toy Story' gang, you'll be okay with me chiming straight into the scenario here of 'Toy Story that Time Forgot.'
Bonnie is going out to play with her friends Mason at his house and she takes some of the toys along. Mason has got a new toy set called Battlesaurs but is more interested in his video games which he invites Bonnie to join in. Meanwhile, Woody, Buzz and the gang find out that the Battlesaurs do not want to play with them but are out to destroy them!
Yup, that about sums that up, for it is nowhere near as indepth as the actual 'Toy Story' movies, and yet is IS as engrossing, as fun, as delightful - given that the real voice acting troupe of the original full-length movies are all here re: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, etc.
Anyway, as I'm sure you have all guessed before even seeing it and just reading this review, the central message of 'Toy Story that Time Forgot' is to play more with imagination and toys, less with the video games. Trixie is the lead in this 22 minute special. She's alright to lead a special and the message is passable.
There are a couple of fun scenes especially when Woody and Buzz are in it. Angel Kitty speaks with a child's voice which caught me off guard. She could be funnier. The show looks good, has some good moments, but isn't anything particularly special. It's a reasonable showcase for Trixie, if nothing else. This is a Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Battlesaurs - Animated Opening for the Fictional TV Series
Reptillus! - Origins of the Battlesaurs World Toy Story Goes to Comic-Con
"My Unexpected Friend" - Karaoke Video