You can now watch the complete Pixar “Toy Story Toons” short, Partysaurus Rex.
It’s bath time for Bonnie’s toys, and Rex, the likable dino, goes from party pooper to party animal when he’s recruited to take charge. So naturally mayhem ensues when the bathroom overflows with the sudsy fun. Pixar vet Mark Walsh directs his first short, which was animated at Pixar Canada in Vancouver.
But with 174 difficult shots, this fast and furious short needed some extra tech help from Emerville. “Suds were the big challenge,” Walsh says. ‘Can I get the suds to be really high?’ ‘Oh, that’s so difficult.’ For a foam party, you’ve got to have them. And I was waiting to get my hopes dashed when they showed me the shot of the shower head coming on and blasting all these soap suds into the air. And everyone in the room was amazed at how emotional I got. The tech people in Emeryville worked with the Vancouver studio. It’s similar to the Cars 2 simulator but if the bubbles aren’t the right variation it starts to look like caviar.”