Hawaiian Vacation

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Hawaiian Vacation
Hawaiian Vacation poster.jpg
Directed by Gary Rydstrom
Produced by Galyn Susman
Screenplay by Erik Benson
Jason Katz
Gary Rydstrom
Story by Erik Benson
Christian Roman
Starring Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
Joan Cusack
Don Rickles
Estelle Harris
Wallace Shawn
John Ratzenberger
Blake Clark
Jeff Pidgeon
Jodi Benson
Michael Keaton
Timothy Dalton
Jeff Garlin
Kristen Schaal
Bonnie Hunt
Bud Luckey
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Edited by Axel Geddes
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • June 24, 2011 (2011-06-24) (with Cars 2)
Running time 5 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation is a 2011 Pixar computer animated short film directed by Gary Rydstrom. It is the first short in the Toy Story Toons series. The short features characters from the Toy Story films and takes place after the events of Toy Story 3. It was first screened in theaters ahead of Pixar's feature film Cars 2,[1][2][3] and was included on the film's media release.[4]

Plot[edit]

Months after Toy Story 3, it is winter break for Bonnie, who is going on vacation to Hawaii with her family. The toys are excited to have a week of relaxation, but Barbie and Ken reveal themselves to have stowed away in Bonnie's backpack, hoping to join her in Hawaii. Bonnie leaves them in her room, however, much to Ken's horror and disappointment when he realizes they are not going to Hawaii. Barbie reveals to Woody that Ken planned to have their first kiss on a beach at sunset (based on a travel brochure), inspiring Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Bonnie's toys to go all out and recreate Hawaii for the two. After various adventures in "Hawaii", Ken and Barbie share their first kiss in the snow at sunrise, recreating the scene from the brochure. However, the two step off the edge of the porch without realizing it and end up buried in snow; a post-credits scene shows the other toys trying to free them from a block of ice in which they are now frozen.

Voice cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was first announced by Lee Unkrich who said, "We have announced we're going to do a short film in front of Cars 2 that uses the Toy Story characters. We're going to keep them alive; they're not going away forever."[1][5] The short film's title and plot were later revealed on February 17, 2011.[3]

Reception[edit]

Charlie McCollum of Mercury News called it a "delightful snippit of life" that is "crisp, funny and sweet". He wrote that "in terms of storytelling and wit, it pretty much eclipses Cars 2," the feature film it preceded.[6]

Home media[edit]

As of July 2012, Hawaiian Vacation is available as a digital download on Amazon Instant Video[7] and iTunes Store.[8] The short was released on November 13, 2012, on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc of Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2.[9] The short film will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 19, 2014, with Toy Story of Terror! and two other Toy Story Toons.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rocchi, James. "Closing Up the Toy Box?". MSN Movies. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Breznican, Anthony (June 15, 2011). "'Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation' clip reveals return of the toybox gang – EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "The 'Toy Story' Gang to Ride Again". The New York Times. February 17, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ Weiner, David (August 18, 2011). "ET Exclusive: 'Air Mater' Takes Flight". ET Online. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ Sciretta, Peter (June 18, 2010). "Another Toy Story Film in June 2011?". /Film. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ McCollum, Charlie (June 23, 2011). "Review: 'Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation'". Mercury News. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hawaiian Vacation (Short)". Amazon. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hawaiian Vacation". iTunes. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Pixar Shorts, Volume Two (Blu-ray + DVD) (Widescreen)". Walmart. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Toy Story of Terror! Blu-ray". Blu-ray.com. May 16, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Day & Night
Pixar Animation Studios short films
2011
Succeeded by
Small Fry