A new accent for ‘Toy Story’ holiday special
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff November 22, 2014
Kevin McKidd says he lives by an old actor’s maxim: “You only really know you did a good job when you get asked back again.”
So it was an easy yes when the “Grey’s Anatomy” star was asked to lend his voice to the new Pixar-Disney TV special “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” airing Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
The Scotsman had voiced the character of Lord MacGuffin in the 2012 Pixar big-screen blockbuster “Brave,” and when that film’s co-director, Steve Purcell, was chosen to helm the latest “Toy Story” TV adventure, he called on McKidd to play the new character Reptillus Maximus, a dinosaur soldier who is part of an elaborate, fictional game called “Battlesaurs.”