Every Summer, Pixar releases their latest and greatest movie, which always seems to be be even more loved than the last. Along with these movies, we usually get just a little teeny weeny look at what next Summer has in store for us in the form of a teaser trailer. This year was a special year though, because we knew that in 2010, Toy Story 3 would finally greet us…a decade after we last saw our favorite animated toys. Unfortunately, we quickly learned that Disney’s newest return to hand-drawn animation, The Princess and the Frog, would actually be the one teased in front of this year’s Up, and that Toy Story 3‘s teaser would show in front of the new 3-D double-feature re-release of Toy Story & Toy Story 2 this October. Thankfully, this did not last long!
In a joyous turn-of-events, Disney/Pixar chose not to make everyone wait that long, and hook the teaser to Up after all, and now, it is here to watch as many times as you want.
The trailer doesn’t show anything regarding the actual movie or where the story will be going; it’s basically just a delightful re-introduction to all of our favorite characters who are busy constructing the new title. It’s funny, cute, completely simple, and absolutely perfect until we get our hands on a full trailer.
Click on over to watch the brief teaser here. You can also head over to Apple for the HD version, which is by far the best quality peek.
The one real surprise was the brief inclusion of Slink the dog. Voiced by our beloved late, great Ernest himself, Jim Varney in the other movies — I just assumed he would be absent here. Apparently they found someone who did the voice well-enough to include him, so Slink fans can be happy about that. I’m sure it’s not the hardest voice to do, but when talents pass away, you never know how that kind of thing will be handled.