Toy Story That Time Forgot is a half hour Disney•Pixar television special that premiered on ABC on December 2, 2014. It is set after the events of Toy Story 3 and features the toys who ended that movie living with a little girl named Bonnie Anderson. It features a return of the voice cast from the films in a new adventure that expands on the Toy Storyfranchise.
Toy Story That Time Forgot is set a few days after Christmas. The plot involves Bonnie taking Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and some other toys to the home of a boy named Mason for a play date. Mason’s gifts include a huge array of action figures called Battlesaurs, but he has neglected playing with them in favor of his new video games. While Bonnie joins him in another room, her toys meet the Battlesaurs. While they are initially friendly, it turns out the Battlesaurs do not realize that they are toys and force other toys to fight for their amusement. The only one who knows the truth is their evil leader, known as the Cleric (Steve Purcell), while their other chief, warrior Reptillus Maximus (Kevin McKidd) remains ignorant.
This special has several similarities to its television predecessor, Toy Story of Terror! Just as that special was created as for Halloween (despite its second half being mostly unrelated), Toy Story That Time Forgot is usually marketed as a Christmas special. Do not be fooled, though; while certainly a decent story, its connection to the holiday is pretty minimal, despite the introduction of a new character, a talking Christmas tree ornament Angel Kitty (Emma Hudak). Similarly, while Toy Story of Terror! largely gave the spotlight to Jessie (who appears briefly here, played by Joan Cusack), this special focuses largely on Trixie (voiced by Kristen Schaal, whom kids will likely recognize as Gravity Fall‘s Mabel Pines). A talking Tricerotops toy introduced in Toy Story 3, Trixie must come to the rescue when the other toys are captured. She befriends Reptillus Maximus and tries to convince him of the truth, and then saves the day by going into the other room and unplugging Mason and Bonnie’s video game. This results in them finally noticing and playing with the Battlesaurs, turning them from cruel to happy toys.
Toy Story That Time Forgot was released on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on November 3rd. The physical copies also contain a bonus intro sequence for the fictional Battlesaurs TV series, which was animated by the Japanese production company Studio Trigger.