September 14, 2012 – The Pixar Short Film Partysaurus Rex Premieres in Theaters
“Yeah, you’re in the right place baby! Cause when the water’s high, the party’s fly!”
On September 14, 2012, the Pixar short film Partysaurus Rex premiered in theaters as the opening short for Finding Nemo 3D. It was the third short in the Toy Story Toons series, which show the characters from the Toy Story series of films in new adventures after the events of the third film, Toy Story 3. It was written and directed by Mark Walsh, and starred Wallace Shawn as Rex, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Corey Burton as Capn Suds, Tony Cox and Don Fullilove as Chuck E. Duck, Emily Hahn as Bonnie, and Lori Alan as Bonnie’s Mom.
The shot begins at Bonnie’s house, where the toys are trying to break the record for largest bubble, when Rex walks in and bursts it without noticing, much to their annoyance. He continues to clumsily knock everyone over, with the toys calling him a buzzkill and a party pooper. The toys then hear Bonnie’s mother call out for bath time, and Bonnie asks to bring a toy; hearing this, all the toys but Rex scatter, and Rex is taken to the bathtub. Bonnie makes Rex the new villain in her bathtime saga, and after she gets out of the tub, the toys rejoice Rex’s appearance. When they ask him his name, Rex, still embarrassed about being called a “party pooper,” creates a new nickname for himself: Partysaurus Rex.
Rex turns on the water to start the party for the bath toys, earning his name “Partysaurus Rex”
The excitement soon ends when the water is gone from the tub, as the toys explain that they need water to move, and they can’t turn the water on themselves. Rex realizes that he can turn the water on, and he starts the party once again. Still haunted by the “party pooper” moniker, Rex amps up the party, and the tub party becomes a rave. The water level soon hits the overflow drain, but Rex covers it up, pretending not to be concerned about flooding the house. Unfortunately, his anxieties soon hit him, and when he tries to stop the water, he accidentally pulls off the tap, and loses the drain. He finally pulls the lever on the tap, stopping the water, much to the bath toys’ sadness. Rex doesn’t realize, however, that he’s activated the shower, and the party continues in full force. The water starts to overflow, and the toys excitedly go over the top. Meanwhile, Buzz and the gang have come to check on Rex, when the door bursts open and they are swept away with the water and the ongoing party. The plumber is called soon after, and the toys are drying themselves off, unable to believe Rex’s story about being a “Partysaurus.” One of the lawn toys appears in the window, asking Rex to hook them up like he did with the bath toys. Rex dons his party hat and goes off to start another party.