Mike Mignola Created A Poster for Pixar’s ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ Special

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Comic artist Mike Mignola (Hellboy) created this poster for the upcoming Pixar TV special Toy Story That Time Forgot, which will air on ABC this winter. The poster will be given away this Thursday at the San Diego Comic-Con. The special is directed by Steve Purcell (co-director of Brave and creator of Sam & Max):

During a post-Christmas play date, the Toy Story gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room.


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    • Mr. James

      I would like this video SO much more if I found out that it was created by Pixar to virally promote the new short like they did with the Lotso Hugging Bear commericals that looked like it was from the 80s.

    • barrett

      I don’t remember this AT ALL, but clearly some folks at Pixar did. It might as well be a “faux-nostalgia” parody/tribute it’s so bad/good.

  • Mr. James

    WHY did I not put 2 and 2 together and realize that Steve Purcell was THAT Steve Purcell of Sam & Max fame?! Can’t wait to see this short now. Great image by Mike Mignola as well. Whoohoo! Can’t wait for Winter.

  • Ivan Dixon

    Wasn’t Steve Purcell the writer on Brave, not the co-director?

  • Ivan Dixon

    Ah, right. I only ever saw Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman in the publicity photos. My mistake.

    • Murphy

      Mark Andrews needs to front a band.

      • Rufus

        Doesn’t he? He’s a pretty good musician.

  • Rufus

    There was a time when Mike Mignola was easy to approach at conventions and didn’t look down on you like you were constantly inconveniencing him just by walking by. He’s turned into a real prune over the years.

    Hey Mike, if you hate being bugged by your fans, don’t go to conventions.

    • John Pannozzi

      I met Mike at a con just last year, and he seemed plenty approachable

  • Axolotl

    Nostalgia for…Hellboy…??

    • Ryoku240

      The original Toy Story, and plenty of peopled “raked” Pixar for Cars 2.

      • Barrett

        The difference is, so far, all of the Toy Story shorts have been either good or great. “Small Fry” and “Toy Story of Terror” were both excellent. In fact, even some of the Cars shorts were better than Cars 2! People liking these shorts has less to do with nostalgia than it does with Pixar making better shorts than they do features these days.

  • Mike Scott

    As a huge unashamed Steve Purcell fan myself, ‘Trixie’ is also the name of the giraffe-necked girl that Sam & Max rescue in the 1993 smash-hit Lucasarts videogame ‘Sam & Max: Hit the Road’. Her boyfriend was a Sasquatch. Long-necked girl + ape-like man = love, apparently.

  • Eric Lee

    So, I’ve been hard at work on a comic series of my own for the past 5+ years and we just announced it to the world and signed a deal with a major publisher, when all of a sudden I see this. Eerily similar designs. Ours is http://www.rexodus.com
    Convergence. Eesh. :p

    • WrenDavey

      Looks interesting.

    • Barrett

      Really like the artwork, especially the character designs. Interesting that Cheeks Galloway was commissioned to do your initial designs, and that he also happened to have worked on the Hellboy Animated films (which were required by Mignola to have distinct designs from his own work.) It’s like a big circle in a way….