Not much is known about Toy Story 3 with the exception of a short synopsis given to the Wall Street Journal earlier this year: “Woody the cowboy and his toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, leaves for college.”
It has also been revealed that Barbie and Ken would also be featured in the movie.
Jodi Benson best known for the voice of Ariel in Disney’s Little Mermaid franchise revealed to the IESB this weekend during an interview on Santa Catalina Island for the release of The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning that she is returning to the Toy Story franchise to voice Barbie. You may recall, she voiced Tour Guide Barbie and Barbie on Backpack in the second film.
But what’s Barbie without Ken?!
Benson also revealed to the IESB that her Barbie will be cuddling up to none other than Beetlejuice himself, Michael Keaton, as Ken in the new film.
Keaton worked with Pixar previously voicing Chick Hicks in 2006’s CARS.
Also, because I know you are all wondering, she says that Barbie and Ken do not kiss…but they do embrace.
Toy Story 3 is set to release June 18, 2010.