Hawaiian Vacation

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Hawaiian Vacation
Hawaiian Vacation poster.jpg
Directed byGary Rydstrom
Screenplay byErik Benson
Jason Katz
Gary Rydstrom
Story byErik Benson
Christian Roman
Produced byGalyn Susman
StarringTom Hanks
Tim Allen
Joan Cusack
Don Rickles
Estelle Harris
Wallace Shawn
John Ratzenberger
Blake Clark
Jeff Pidgeon
Jodi Benson
Michael Keaton
Timothy Dalton
Jeff Garlin
Kristen Schaal
Bonnie Hunt
Bud Luckey
Edited byAxel Geddes
Music byMark Mothersbaugh
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
Running time
6 minutes
CountryUnited States

Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation is a 2011 American computer-animated short film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Gary Rydstrom. The first entry in the Toy Story Toons series, the short features characters from the Toy Story films and takes place after the events of Toy Story 3. It premiered in theaters with Pixar's Cars 2,[1][2][3] and was included on the film's home video release.[4]


It is Bonnie's winter break from school, and she is going on vacation to Hawaii with her family. The toys are excited to have a week of relaxation, but Barbie and Ken reveal themselves to have stowed away in Bonnie's backpack, hoping to join her in Hawaii. Bonnie leaves them in her room, however, much to Ken's horror and disappointment when he realizes they are not going to Hawaii. Barbie reveals to Woody that Ken planned to have their first kiss on a beach at sunset (based on a travel brochure), first having Mr Potato Head question that they haven't kissed yet, and then that leads to Mrs. Potato head elbowing him and knocking him over. Also inspiring Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Bonnie's toys to work together and recreate their own version of Hawaii for the two. After various adventures in "Hawaii", Ken and Barbie share their first kiss in the snow at sunset, recreating the scene from the brochure. However, the two step off the edge of the porch without realizing it and end up buried in the snow.

In a post-credits scene, the other toys are trying to free them from a block of ice in which they are now frozen by using a hairdryer to melt the ice as Buzz (who's been reset to normal) describes it as the best vacation ever. Woody agrees with Buzz as Mr. Potato Head tries chiseling the ice with a screwdriver.

Voice cast


The film was announced in June 2010 by Lee Unkrich who said, "We have announced we're going to do a short film in front of Cars 2 that uses the Toy Story characters. We're going to keep them alive; they're not going away forever."[1][5] The short film's title and plot were later revealed on February 17, 2011.[3]


Charlie McCollum of Mercury News called it a "delightful snippet of life" that is "crisp, funny and sweet."[6]

Home media

On November 1, 2011, Hawaiian Vacation was released as a bonus feature on the Cars 2 DVD and Blu-ray. As of July 2012, Hawaiian Vacation is available as a digital purchase on Amazon Video[7] and iTunes Store.[8] The short was released on November 13, 2012, on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc of Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2.[9] The short film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 19, 2014, with Toy Story of Terror! and two other Toy Story Toons.[10]


  1. ^ a b Rocchi, James. "Closing Up the Toy Box?". MSN Movies. Archived from the original on June 24, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  2. ^ Breznican, Anthony (June 15, 2011). "'Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation' clip reveals return of the toybox gang – EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "The 'Toy Story' Gang to Ride Again". The New York Times. February 17, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  4. ^ Weiner, David (August 18, 2011). "ET Exclusive: 'Air Mater' Takes Flight". ET Online. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  5. ^ Sciretta, Peter (June 18, 2010). "Another Toy Story Film in June 2011?". /Film. Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  6. ^ McCollum, Charlie (June 23, 2011). "Review: 'Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation'". Mercury News. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "Hawaiian Vacation (Short)". Amazon. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
  8. ^ "Hawaiian Vacation". iTunes. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  9. ^ "Pixar Shorts, Volume Two (Blu-ray + DVD) (Widescreen)". Walmart. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  10. ^ "Toy Story of Terror! Blu-ray". Blu-ray.com. May 16, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.

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