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Timothy Dalton Is In Toy Story 3!
Playing hedgehog called Mr. Pricklepants

10 September 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: John Lasseter

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Just when you thought that Toy Story 3 couldn’t get any more exciting: enter Timothy Dalton!

The former 007, Hot Fuzz star and all-round nice guy, will be lending his voice to the Disney/Pixar threequel, Disney president John Lasseter announced today at a London-based Disney Animation Showcase.

Dalton will voice Mr. Pricklepants, a hedgehog toy with thespian tendencies. How he fits into the story, we’re not sure (could he be the story’s villain?), but if Dalton is allowed to keep his accent, he will be the first Brit to grace the Toy Story franchise, unless you count Andi Peters’ cameo in Toy Story 2. But we don’t. We really, really don’t. And neither should you.

Lasseter also gave us a sneak peek at a sequence from the film and the as-yet unreleased trailer. The clip showed Andy packing from college, and emptying all his toys into a black bin bag for storage in the attic. He hesitates over Woody and Buzz, finally putting Woody in the box of things to take for college. But all the toys are panicked - especially Woody, who's worried for his friends. When Andy is distracted by his little sister and leaves the garbage bag on the landing instead of upstairs in the attic, his mother takes it out to the kerb - and a frantic Woody has to save his friends from a rapidly approaching bin lorry.

We also saw the as-yet unreleased trailer, which showed bits of the same scene, but developed the story. Clearly the toys end up being sent to a daycare centre, where they are horribly abused by the little kids - and after that it's time for a break-out attempt to find a safe haven, and hopefully a new owner, in a cruel world. It looks every bit as good as its titanic predecessors.

For more from the presentation, read our blog over here.


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WHY!!
Why wouldn't you put a SPOILER ALERT!!!!!?????!!!??!?!?!?!? I've been trying for the last 4 days to avoid this information, because I've waited 10 years so far for this film and I don't want to throw that away by READING key information. Luckily I scrolled past it in time but you NEED to add the spoiler alert or many other blokes will be very upset! More

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what the fuck GFT is on about. my brain hurts from reading The united Kingdom of Great Britan. More

Posted by bigdog1000 at 17:41 on 10 September 2009 | Report This Post

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Toy Story 3 = I'm there, dude. More

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Easily the best news ever. Ever. More

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Cinema Invasion!!!!!!
working together for the greater good of cinema. the Cinematic British Invasion. Is there any way to "Redux" the old HAMMER FILMS and AMICUS FILMS? of course there is a way to Redux "the old HAMMER and AMICUS FILMS, simply ask the correct person who will give the correct answer to my inquiry: YES, Gordon--we'll start today! “phone Edgar Wright; “ And fly us British Airways to Shepperton Studios!!!!!! Some interesting HAMMER FILMS: Quartermas (Five More

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RE: Timothy Dalton Is In Toy Story 3!
L: MadMatt L: Kazuya Cool. I like Dalton, second best Bond. After Connery, I presume? sp; You presume correct, Sir. More

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RE: Timothy Dalton Is In Toy Story 3!
Is this the best news ever?   Quite possibily is the answer. More

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RE: Timothy Dalton Is In Toy Story 3!
L: Kazuya Cool. I like Dalton, second best Bond. sp; After Connery, I presume? More

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RE: Timothy Dalton Is In Toy Story 3!
Cool. I like Dalton, second best Bond. More

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He's a shlasher! Of prices! More

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USA and UKGB co-Cinema
Excellent cross-cultural exposure opportunity ; the more The United States of America and The United Kingdom of Great Britain exchange talents for major international cinema, the more our (USA) audiences will become accustomed to thespian and urbane acting-styles. Even though The United Kingdom of Great Britain has a "Tom Cruise-allergy," maybe someday soon, The United Kingdom of Great Britain may cast Tom Cruise in a role similar to Timothy Dalton's in Toy Story 3. In researc More

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RE: PRINCE BARIN!!!
Immediately, my interest in ry 3 keted by, like, a million percent. More

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RE: PRINCE BARIN!!!
Timothy Dalton should be in every film. And in every film he should be called Mr Pricklepants. More

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PRINCE BARIN!!!
That's all I got. More

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Mr Pricklepants
I think I may refer to myself by this from now on. More

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Best. Bond. Ever!
'nuff said! More

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