'Toy Story' Short Featuring Barbie and Ken is Attached to 'Cars 2'?
Shortly after the charming yet tear-jerking Toy Story 3 hit theaters, director Lee Unkrich revealed that the farewell to Andy's toys didn't mean the characters wouldn't be returning. While Toy Story 4 seemed to be unlikely, the director said the traditional Pixar short playing before Cars 2 would feature some of the Toy Story characters. Well, now Digital Spy has noticed a recent Twitter update from Disney animator Floyd Norman saying, “Saw the Pixar 'Hawaii' short. Cute. Ken and Barbie want to go to Hawaii. I don’t know what it’s gonna be attached to. Fun stuff, however.” So it sounds like there will be a Hawaiian adventure before Cars 2!
This isn't exactly official yet, but putting two and two together, this definitely seems like a safe bet. So when Cars 2 hits theaters on June 24th, 2011, it looks like we'll have the return of a couple franchise in the same sitting. Personally, the original shorts that don't feature Pixar's staple characters are the ones I prefer, but by no means should my stance imply that I don't enjoy seeing my favorite characters returning in their shorts. After all, Ken and Barbie had quite the hilarious relationship (even if Ken did betray her at first), so this should be a blast. Sound good?