Toy Story That Time Forgot

Featured In Issue 203, January 2016

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Toy Story That Time Forgot takes place during one of Bonnie’s post-Christmas play dates. When the crew 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 ever return to Bonnie’s room. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Steve Purcell and Head Of Story Derek Thompson, the featurette Reptillus! (HD 10:51), Toy Story Goes To Comic-Con (HD 03:39), My Unexpected Friend 80’s-inspired karaoke sing along video, Battlesaurs Animated Opening of the fictional animated TV series, Battlesaurs (HD 0:50), five deleted scenes with intros and outros (HD 09:25), upfront previews, and a digital copy.

The 1.78:1 1080p AVC animated picture was a made-for-TV short that looks terrific. The color palette is nicely saturated with vibrant and warm hues that pop, especially reds. Contrast is excellent with deep, solid blacks and shadows that are well defined. Perceptive depth is excellent. Resolution is excellent as well, with character plastic textures finely rendered with nuanced visual complexity. The arena background, which predominates, is softly rendered and nicely contrasts with the foreground sharply defined characters. The imagery is pristine throughout. This is a visually exciting picture that is sure to entertain the little ones on multiple viewings. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding, with an enveloping surround presence, though, the added two channels are barely audible. The main action is frontal focused with defining atmospherics, Foley, and sound effects. Deep bass added a solid foundation to the proceedings, especially during action sequences. Michael Giacchino’s orchestral music score, while prominent throughout, is not forward sounding but still delivers good fidelity and spatial dimension. Heavier sonics are heard when the Battleesaurs sing. Character sonics occupy the soundstage, with excellent presence delved in the dialogue ADR. This is a fun and entertaining soundtrack that will thrill the kids. (Gary Reber)