Buzz Lightyear And Jessie Learn To Dance From “Dancing With The Stars” Pros For Toy Story 3

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As an early Toy Story 3 trailer showed, Buzz Lightyear stumbles into “Spanish” mode at one point during the upcoming Disney/Pixar film. Today Disney reveals that not only does Buzz have a chance to speak Spanish in the movie, but he also takes Jessie the Cowgirl’s hand and dances the Paso Doble, a Spanish dance that literally means “double-step.”

For Pixar’s animators to ensure that the duo’s Paso Doble was accurate, they enlisted the help of “Dancing with the Stars” dancers Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani. The pair of dancing pros visited Pixar Animation Studios and let Toy Story 3 animators study their every move, as shown in this video:

Dancing With The Stars
Pixar animators study ‘Dancing With The Stars’ moves.

Animation Test
The Paso Doble, performed by Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, the Cowgirl in Toy Story 3, seems like no other, as Buzz has the luxury of wings to aid his jumps.
‘Dancing with the Stars’ dancers Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani performed at Pixar Animation Studios in front of the whole crew.
Pixar Dancers
Pixar chief John Lasseter was happy to welcome the pair of professional dancers to Pixar.

On ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” on Tuesday, May 11th at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. central, the Gipsy Kings will perform their rendition of “You’ve Got A Friend In Me,” as heard in Toy Story 3.

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