Here’s a clip from the Toy Story Toon “Hawaiian Vacation” (from the just-released Cars 2 DVD) that sets up the premise and shows all your favorite toys, including a new cameo by Lego minifigs that tickled me.
Story Supervisor Jason Katz describes the generation of the story like this: “One of the initial ideas involved the characters focusing on one of their fellow toys who was disappointed because a plan didn’t work out. The rest of the toys give the disappointed character what they want but in their own unique, homemade way. There’s something very Toy Story-esque about that do-it-yourself, kindergarten attitude where you use what you have at your disposal. We loved conjuring up ideas based on that.” The result is all the toys giving Ken and Barbie their own version of a beach getaway.