A new video has been released by Walt Disney for Toy Story 3. It originally aired on The Disney Channel as a micro featurette TV spot, but it is now online for all to see. The video is basically just the trailer that we’ve seen already, but it has an introduction from director Lee Unkrich, who discusses the film briefly and makes a quick reference to the brand new characters that we’ll see. This is where we get to meet Mr. Pricklepants! The character pops up for a moment, says a quick line, and is then gone, but it’s still cool to see one of the new additions; and hey, news is deathly slow lately.
Mr. Pricklepants is a poofy little hedgehog who wears a pretty sweet little lederhosen get-up. He also has a prim and proper voice to accompany the look — a voice that you wouldn’t expect just looking at the new toy, that’s for true. Pricklepants gets this distinguished gentleman accent from none other than Timothy Dalton, who is best known for his stint as 007 James Bond as well as for his turn as a villain in Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz.
Click on over to the other side to check out the new video and meet Mr. Pricklepants (that is pretty fun to say) for yourself!
Dalton is one of a few new voices/characters joining the Toy Story 3 party. Michael Keaton is also in as the voice of a Ken Doll (Is it too much to hope he plays one with an anger issue? Vintage ’80s Keaton!), and Ned Beatty is also in the film as the voice of Lotso. These newcomers join Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and all of your other favorite Toy Story characters.