Schaal, Clark Join Toy Story 3 Cast

Lee Unkrich, director of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3, has announced the casting of Kristen Schaal and Blake Clark in the film, as well as an extension of the theatrical run of the 3-D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2.

According to Unkrich, Schaal will play an unspecified new character in the new film, set for release June 18, while Clark will voice the role of Slinky Dog that was previously played by the late Jim Varney. Schaal has been a regular on the HBO TV series Flight of the Conchords, while Clark is a veteran TV actor who appeared on such programs as Home Improvement.

The message did not specify how much longer the double-feature release of the first two films would run. They were originally set to run for two weeks.