Okay, so while this isn’t strictly Sam & Max news, it can’t help to expand the news reporting a bit…

It has been announced today that Pixar are producing another Toy Story short film called Toy Story That Time Forgot. The special will air on ABC in America.

The Sam & Max link? The short will be directed by none other than Steve Purcell! Having previously co-directed Brave, it’ll be great to see how Steve tackles this.

Here’s the official synopsis:

quotelongDuring a post-Christmas play date, the ‘Toy Story’ 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.

All of the original voice cast are set to return, plus a new role from Kevin McKidd (who was Lord MacGuffin in Brave).

A release date is currently unknown, but we’ll report on it when announced.