Disney and Pixar have debuted the third trailer for Toy Story 3, which introduces some new characters—including an ascot-wearing Ken doll, voiced by Michael Keaton—and gives us a better idea of the story and tone of this second and presumably final Toy Story sequel.
While I’m sure we’d all much rather get something fresh and original from Pixar this summer (or at the very least, a much-needed sequel to The Incredibles), let’s not forget that its one sequel to date, Toy Story 2, is one of the best films to come out of the studio. Try not to get misty-eyed when Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (Joan Cusack) sings “When Somebody Loved Me.” I dare ya.
In Toy Story 3, which hits theaters June 18, Andy goes off to college, so his mom donates Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the gang to a daycare center loaded with grabby toddlers. But the toys soon learn that Andy is looking for them, inspiring his former playthings to stage a breakout attempt to reunite with their former owner.
Let me reiterate: Michael Keaton is playing a Ken doll that wears an ascot. That’s worth the ticket price right there.
The trailer is available at Apple. Click here to watch it.