The newest additions to the Toy Story cast meet the returning toys to bring more loads of fun to the third Toy Story movie.
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Toy Story 3 boasts a wide range of colorful new toys and a few new human characters as well. The familiar toys from Andy’s room journey from the security of their longtime home to Sunnyside Daycare. There, they have more playtime (ideally getting played for five days a week) at the company of new children.
It’s high time for Barbie to fall in love as he meets Ken, another toy from the daycare. The old crew from Andy’s toy collection also meets a new loving, imaginative child named Bonnie, the daughter of a woman working at the daycare. She also has her own special troupe of toys.
The new toy characters are brought to life by new vocal talents who have their own unique personalities and humor.
Teddy Newton who lends his voice for the toy character Chatter Telephone, is also the director for Day & Night, the short film to be released with Toy Story 3.
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The Sunnyside Daycare Toys
Lots-O’-Huggin Bear, also known as Lotso (Ned Beatty), is a lovable jumbo, extra-soft teddy bear with a pink and white plush body and a velvety purple nose. He stands fuzzy heads and shoulders above other teddy bears because he smells like sweet strawberries. Lotso is a complex character with a gentle exterior. He offers a smile that can light up a child’s face and he has a belly just asking to be hugged. He is stain-resistant with a spot clean plush surface with a damp cloth.
Ken (Michael Keaton) is a swinging bachelor always looking out for fun times. An emotional, metrosexual guy who goes crazy for Barbie, he always parades his many outfits. He enjoys eco-adventure and other escapades while keeping his clothes and accessories all matching up to every occasion.
Stretch (Whoopi Goldberg) s a fun-loving under-the-sea octopus friend shining in glittery purple. Kids adore her as they count her eight rubbery legs and her dozens of sticky suckers that stand up to rough-and-tumble play and extreme stretching. She is the sassy, brassy solitary female member of Lotso’s crew. Children toss her high on the wall and they are happy to watch her climb her way down.
Big baby looks like a lifelike baby doll with a soft, cuddly fabric body and vinyl arms, legs, and face. He has dazzling blue eyes that open and close and has his own magical bottle of milk that disappears while he drinks. A non-speaking, magical baby toy 18 inches tall, he is aptly dressed in an adorable yellow onesie with a matching cute bonet.
Twitch (John Cygan) is an insectaloid warrior, a combination of man and insect in his own awesome mix. This sturdy action figure stands over 5 inches tall, with more than 15 points of articulation, including his ferocious chomping mandibles. His powerful wings and impenetrable exoskeleton is meticulously detailed and he has a signature magical battle staff and removable chest armor.
Chunk (Jack Angel) is a gargantuan creature with protective shoulder spikes. He has ferocious fists ready to smash an enemy getting on his way. He has oversized limbs that are fully posable, making him ready for hours of fun playtime. Pressing a hidden head spike spins Chunk’s facial expression from friendly to fierce.
Sparks (Jan Rabson) sports telescoping arms with working pincers. He employs an elevator action that raises his entire body to newer heights. This retro-inspired robot can fly during electrifying playtimes and has flashing red LED eyes. He also has a blaster cavity that can spit out real sparks when rolled along on his sturdy rubber wheels.
Chatter Telephone (Teddy Newton) is a classic pull toy used popularly to build kids’ motor skills and balance. He has a friendly eyes that can move up and down when pulled. He entertains the children with his bright colors and pleasing sounds.
Bookworm (Richard Kind) is a cheerful bedtime reading companion encouraging children to read. He has sturdy flashlight features with an extra-long-lasting lightbulb bright enough to allow reading without causing eyestrain.
The plump and fuzzy Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) is a perfect companion for woodland adventure. This lederhosen-wearing hedgehog from the Waldfreunde collection of premium imported plush toys may look prickly, but he is actually a sweet, strange guy worth cuddling.
The cuddly unicorn Buttercup (Jeff Garlin) offers children a magical adventure through his velvety-soft, snow-colored fur with sparkly gold and pink accents. Buttercup has a signature mythical golden horn and a fun-to-comb mane and tail. He also boasts a pair of durable plastic eyes that are both charming and scratch-resistant.
Trixie (Kristen Schaal) is a plastic triceratops, a perfect playmate for prehistoric playtime. Made of rigid, durable plastic, this dino toy in friendly shades of blue and purple features an expressive mouth and movable legs.
Dolly (Bonnie Hunt) is a machine washable, soft and sweet dress-up rag doll with a floppy body and sunny smile. She has purple hair, googly eyes, and gentle blushing cheeks. She wears a pretty blue dress, but there are many available templates included with her accessories so children can create and sew new outfits for her.
Peas-in-a-Pod (Charlie Bright, Brianna Maiwand, and Amber Kroner) is a soft, plush pod that secures the happy peas inside through a durable metal zipper, making it perfect for the car or stroller. Peas-in-a-Pod helps develop fine motor skills by challenging a kid for a natural grab instinct. Pulling the three peas out of the pod provides instant fun for both infants and toddlers, and soon, they can also learn to put them back inside the cute pod.
Walt Disney Studios, Toy Story 3 Official Press Kit, 2010.
Walt Disney Studios, Toy Story 3.