Partysaurus Rex

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Partysaurus Rex
Partysaurus Rex poster.jpg
Directed by Mark Walsh
Produced by Kim Adams[1]
Written by Mark Walsh[1]
Story by Mark Walsh
John Lasseter[1]
Starring Wallace Shawn
Corey Burton
Tim Allen
Tom Hanks
Music by Brian Transeau[2]
Edited by Axel Geddes[1]
Production
  company
Pixar Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date(s)
Running time 7 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex is a 2012 Pixar computer animated short film directed by Mark Walsh. It was first screened in theaters ahead of Finding Nemo 3D. Partysaurus Rex is the third short in the Toy Story Toons series, based on the characters from the Toy Story feature films. The other two films are Small Fry and Hawaiian Vacation. The short involves Rex getting left in the bathroom and making friends with bath toys.[2]

Plot[edit]

Rex disrupts the other toys playing and blowing soap bubbles, worried they may ruin Bonnie's house. He is chastised by the other toys, with Mr. Potato Head calling him "Partypooper Rex". The other toys sense Bonnie approaching, and scatter, leaving Rex alone when she enters. She takes him to play with while she takes a bath. Rex enjoys being played with along with the other bath toys, but soon Bonnie's mom comes to turn off the bath and take her out. Once alone, the bath toys wish they could continue to have fun, but all of them lack arms and can only function if afloat in the water. Rex initially thinks drawing a new bath is a bad idea, but recalling Mr. Potato Head's insult, he asserts that he is "Partysaurus Rex", and helps the bath toys to start a new bath.

The toys quickly start to sing and dance in a rave-like fashion, aided by a carefree Rex throwing a bubble bath solution into the tub, and blocking the overflow drain with a sponge. However, he suddenly realizes that if the tub overflows, it will leak out into the hall; the bath toys care little if this happens and continue to party. He tries to turn off the water, but only causes the handle to fall off, and the drain stays plugged when he tries to pull it out. Finally, he spots the knob on the faucet that stops the flow from the faucet, but realizes too late that this only diverts the water to the shower head. The tub starts to overflow, the other bath toys oblivious to the problem. Outside the bathroom, Woody and the other toys go to see how Rex is doing when suddenly the bathroom door bursts open and a flood of water pours out.

Later, Bonnie's mom is paying to have plumbing repairs done to the house. Though he knows he was at fault, Rex enjoys the short-lived fame with the other toys in Bonnie's room as Mr. Potato Head is still getting the water out of him. Outside, several pool toys have heard of Rex's exploits from the bath toys and get him to agree to help turn on the outside faucet to let them party as well. Rex quickly joining in on their fun.

Voice cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Electronic artist Brian Transeau composed the music for the short.[3] He said in an interview: "I'm in the middle of scoring a film for Pixar right now. It's a short for Toy Story, and I'm not allowed to say the whole story, but quite literally, it's like a Toy Story rave, and I'm actually not kidding either. Like, the toys get into all these shenanigans and it's like pounding club music, this thing. So it's really not very Pixar, but in like a really hysterical way, everyone laughs so hard when they see it. It's really exciting to work with those guys."[4]

The song from the short, titled "Partysaurus Overflow", was released as a digital download on November 19, 2012, on iTunes and Amazon. Beside BT, the cover art also credits electronic dance producer Au5.[5]

Release[edit]

Partysaurus Rex premiered with the 3D theatrical re-release of Finding Nemo, on September 14, 2012.[2] It had its television premiere on October 8, 2012, on Disney Channel,[6] and was available for video streaming to the Internet via Disney's website on October 10, 2012.[7] As of October 2012, the short is also available on iTunes,[8] Amazon[9] and YouTube.[10] The short made its home video debut as a special feature on the 3D Blu-ray release of Monsters, Inc., which was released on February 19, 2013.[11]

Reception[edit]

The short was very well received. Ben Kendrick of The Christian Science Monitor said that Partysaurus Rex is "easily the most enjoyable franchise spin-off to date."[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Goldberg, Matt (October 10, 2012). "Watch Pixar’s New TOY STORY Short PARTYSAURUS REX". Collider.com. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Breznican, Anthony (August 9, 2012). "FIRST LOOK: Pixar dives deep in new bath time 'Toy Story' short -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Graff, Gary (March 1, 2012). "BT's Busy 2012: Mix Set, 'Quiet' EP & a Follow-Up to 'Machines'". Billboard.com. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ armaniexchange (March 23, 2012). "A|X:TV PRESENTS: THE DJ INTERVIEW SERIES - BT". Youtube. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bastoli, Mike (November 19, 2012). "Partysaurus Overflow Available for Download". Big Screen Animation. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Boylan, Rob (October 8, 2012). "Pixar’s "Partysaurus Rex" on Disney Channel’s "Toy Story Toons" Tonight". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ Robinson, Tasha (October 10, 2012). "Sear your eyes with the cute new Toy Story short, "Partysaurus Rex," online for free". A.V. Club. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Toy Story Toons Partysaurus Rex". iTunes. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Partysaurus Rex (Short)". Amazon. October 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Partysaurus Rex". YouTube. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Monsters, Inc. 3D Blu-ray Detailed". Blu-ray.com. January 4, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ Kendrick, Ben (September 17, 2012). "Ellen DeGeneres in 'Finding Nemo 3D': Is it worth seeing in its new format?". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 

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Preceded by
La Luna
Pixar Animation Studios short films
2012
Succeeded by
The Legend of Mor'du