Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex is a 2012 Pixar computer animated short film directed by Mark Walsh. It was first screened in theaters ahead of the 3-D theatrical re-release of Finding Nemo. Partysaurus Rex is the third and final short in the Toy Story Toons series, based on the characters from the Toy Story feature films. The short involves Rex getting left in a bathroom and making friends with bath toys.
|Directed by||Mark Walsh|
|Produced by||Kim Adams|
|Written by||Mark Walsh|
|Story by||Mark Walsh|
|Edited by||Axel Geddes|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios|
Motion Pictures (theatrical release)
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (television distributor)
Rex disrupts the other toys blowing soap bubbles, worried that they may ruin Bonnie's house. He is chastised by the other toys, with Mr. Potato Head calling him "Partypooper Rex". The other toys sense Bonnie approaching, and scatter, leaving Rex alone when she enters. She takes him to play with while she takes a bath until Bonnie's mother comes to turn off the bath, pull out the plug and take her out. The bath toys are happy to see Rex, but soon the water gets drained, leaving them on dry land. Sad, the bath toys wish that they could continue to have fun, but all of them lack arms (except Rex) and can only function if afloat in the water. Rex initially thinks drawing a new bath is a bad idea, but after recalling Mr. Potato Head's insult, he asserts that he is "Partysaurus Rex", and helps the bath toys to start a new bath.
The toys quickly start to sing and dance in a rave-like fashion, aided by a carefree Rex throwing a bubble bath solution into the tub, and blocking the overflow drain with a frog sponge. However, he suddenly realizes that if the tub overflows, the water will leak out into the hall; the bath toys become careless if this happens and continue to party. Rex tries to turn the water, but only causes the handle to fall off, and the drain stays plugged when he tries to pull it out. Finally, he spots the knob on the faucet that stops the flow from it, but realizes too late that this only diverts the water to the shower head. The tub starts to overflow, and the other bath toys are unconcerned about the problem. Outside the bathroom, Woody, Buzz, and some of the other toys arrive to check on Rex when the bathroom door suddenly bursts open and a flood of water pours out.
Later, Bonnie's mother is paying to have plumbing repairs done to the house. Though he knows it was his fault, Rex enjoys the short-lived fame with the other toys in Bonnie's room as Mr. Potato Head is still getting the water out of himself. Outside, several pool toys have heard of Rex's exploits from the bath toys and get him to agree to help turn on the outside faucet to let them party as well. Rex quickly joins in on their fun.
- Tom Hanks as Woody
- Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear
- Corey Burton as Capn Suds
- Tony Cox/Don Fullilove as Chuck E. Duck
- Wallace Shawn as Rex
- Emily Hahn as Bonnie
- Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head
- Lori Alan as Bonnie's mom
- Estelle Harris as Mrs. Potato Head
- John Ratzenberger as Hamm
- Mark Walsh as Drips
- Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants
- Joan Cusack as Jessie
- Sherry Lynn as Cuddles
- Lori Richardson as Babs
Electronic artist BT composed the music for the short. He said in an interview: "I'm in the middle of scoring a film for Pixar right now. It's a short for Toy Story, and I'm not allowed to say the whole story, but quite literally, it's like a Toy Story rave, and I'm actually not kidding either. Like, the toys get into all these shenanigans and it's like pounding club music, this thing. So it's really not very Pixar, but in like a really hysterical way, everyone laughs so hard when they see it. It's really exciting to work with those guys."
A song inspired by the short, titled "Partysaurus Overflow" and produced by BT and Au5, was released as a digital download on November 19, 2012, on iTunes and Amazon. The remix by BT & Au5 was released later on the remix album Dconstructed.
Partysaurus Rex premiered with the 3D theatrical re-release of Finding Nemo, on September 14, 2012. It had its television premiere on October 8, 2012, on Disney Channel, and was available for video streaming to the Internet via Disney's website on October 10, 2012. As of October 2012, the short is also available on iTunes, Amazon and YouTube. The short made its home video debut as a special feature on the 3D Blu-ray and updated Blu-ray release of Monsters, Inc., which was released on February 19, 2013,  except for UK Regular Blu-ray Disc. It is also on Toy Story of Terror! Blu-ray and DVD, released on August 19, 2014. It is also on Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 3 Blu-ray and DVD.
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