We received the Blu-ray Toy Story that Time Forgot to review. This isn’t a show we had previously seen, and one positive is that the original voices are here (including Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, and Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants). For me, Kristen Schaal steals the show as Trixie the triceratops dinosaur – this is more her story than the other characters, which is a nice change. My issue isn’t with the show itself, which actually is quite cute. I think there should have been at least one more short or TV special added here to round out the disc.
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In Toy Story that Time Forgot, the toys aren’t being played with as much as they had been, and Trixie wants Bonnie to realize that she is a dinosaur and to play with her as one. Even the Christmas tree kitty gets treated as a dinosaur (or a kittysaurus). The kittsaurus sounds like she belongs on a Charlie Brown special! On a visit that Bonnie makes to her friend Mason, the toys meet the Battlesaurs, who don’t realize they are toys too. New to the franchise is Reptillus Maximus, voiced by Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kevin McKidd, who takes an instant liking to Trixie. She appreciates the attention, and seems to like finally being treated as a dinosaur – until she realizes the Battlesaurs aren’t playing, they are warriors who battle anyone they come in contact with. I won’t go into it much further than that, or else I’d give all 22 minutes away. It is a unique and fun story, but a short one.
The run time is about 45 minutes on the entire Blu-ray, so the bonus features are actually longer than the show itself. I didn’t find the bonus features all that fascinating. They include the filmmakers going to Comic-Con, along with some deleted scenes and karaoke. I’m usually a fan of bonus features, but overall these were weak. I really think adding at least one more show or short would have helped.
If you are a big fan of Toy Story, it might be worth having the Blu-ray – it is a nice addition to our Blu-ray collection, and the animation looks great. But it falls short of most other Blu-rays we own with how little is actually included, and I hope Disney can add some meatier features on the next release.