This week, ABC announced dates and times for their upcoming holiday programming schedule, including the new television special celebrating Toy Story’s 20th anniversary! The hour-long program will air at 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 10, followed by a showing of the original Toy Story film. Here’s the description, from an official press release:
“Toy Story 20th Anniversary Special” – ABC will air a tribute to the Pixar Animation Studios film that ushered in a new era of computer generated animation. The special will take a look at how Pixar’s early beginnings making short, digitally-animated films lead them to take the bold step of making the first feature length computer animated film, “Toy Story.” Producers, animators, technical artists, designers and some of the film’s voice talent will discuss making the film and the impact it has had over the years, spawning two sequels, with a new installment, “Toy Story 4,” on the way. “Toy Story 20th Anniversary” will be executive produced and directed by Brad Lachman of Brad Lachman Productions in conjunction with Pixar Animation Studios. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
I’m so happy to see that the special gets a full hour! I was worried that it would be rushed through in just 30 minutes, but this sounds like it will be fantastic. Will we get any new animation of the characters? Or any little sneak peeks at Toy Story 4? I guess we’ll see on December 10 – but it’s nice to have this to tide us fans over a bit, while we wait for the new movie!
Image © Disney/Pixar.