If I was running Pixar, I would be reluctant to say goodbye to the Toy Story cash cow, too. Since it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday, the animation behemoth has decided to run a Toy Story short before this summer’s Cars 2. It makes sense that they would use the beloved toys to buoy the interest in the inferior Cars franchise, but it’s hard not to view this death rattle as a bit of a down note on which the series will end. Much like Michael Jordan’s myriad comebacks.
As for the trailer itself, it makes Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation appear pretty derivative by Pixar’s high standards. When did the writers use Brady Bunch plots as inspiration? The trailer focuses on Barbie and Ken, the two Shrek-iest chracters in the Toy Story universe. That Ken! Such a diva with his luggage and ambiguous sexuality! (Vulture)