Kids, and even some adults, will find charming new toys that may even cause some… Joy… inside their golden-arch emblazoned box when they buy a Happy Meal at their local McDonald’s. The latest Happy Meal toy campaign features plush hangables of some of our favorite characters from Pixar Animation Studios!

What’s Happening:

  • McDonald’s Happy Meals have historically provided us with some great toys based on Disney and Pixar films and even the theme parks on occasion.
  • Their latest campaign is no different, and features eight plush hangable toys based on several popular (and one upcoming) characters from Pixar Animation Studios.

  • The plush hangable toys feature a plastic clip and these characters:
    • Dory – Finding Nemo, Finding Dory
    • Jack Jack – The Incredibles, Incredibles 2
    • Miguel – Coco
    • Joy – Inside Out
    • Lightning McQueen – Cars, Cars 2, Cars 3
    • Buzz Lightyear – Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4
    • Mike Wazowski – Monsters Inc, Monsters University
    • Joe Gardner – Soul

  • The classic Happy Meal box is adorned with the characters as well, talking about the characters and their dreams, and also features a maze that can be done featuring Dory. It also reveals a spoiler free plot point of the upcoming film, Soul, mentioning that Joe Gardner’s dream is to become a jazz musician.

  • The Joe Gardner hangable plush toy is the only one of the eight that is double-sided. On the reverse is Joe in his soul-form.

Courtesy McDonalds

  • Advertising in the displays for the upcoming film Soul do not include the release date of the film, just noting that the film is “only in theaters.”
  • The movie was originally scheduled to be released in June, but was pushed back until November of this year.

  • The Pixar Plush Hangable toys are available in Happy Meals now.