Disney has recently eschewed San Diego Comic-Con in favor of its own D23 Expo, but with D23 taking a year off, Pixar will still be showing up at Comic-Con this weekend. Rather than showcasing its 2015 films, the studio will be pushing its 2014 holiday special, Toy Story That Time Forgot, with a one-hour panel on Thursday. Attendees will receive a gorgeous new poster by Hellboy artist Mike Mignola featuring Reptillius Maximus, a new character voiced by Kevin McKidd. The official panel description reads:
"Calling all Toy Story fans! ABC and Disney•Pixar present an exclusive first look at the upcoming holiday special, Toy Story That Time Forgot. Executive producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story OF TERROR!), director Steve Purcell (Brave), and head of story Derek Thompson (WALL•E) give you an exclusive inside look at the sketches, storyboards, and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special! (Thursday July 24, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm, Room 6A)"
TV Line (via Pixar Times) also reports that the panel will be moderated by Michael Giacchino and feature Kristen Schaal (voice of Trixie) and Kevin McKidd. Any Pixar fan headed to San Diego this weekend won’t want to miss this.
And here’s the latest synopsis for the short, which airs this winter on ABC:
"During a post-Christmas play date, the 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 in this Toy Story That Time Forgot."