On Sunday, October 1, 2023, The Walt Disney Company, PIXAR, ESPN, and the National Football League are partnering to bring fans the Toy Story Funday Football event.
The exciting premiere is a first-of-its-kind, fully animated alternate presentation of the NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars set in the iconic PIXAR Toy Story universe.
Toy Story Funday Football, a real-time alternate presentation, will be streamable on Sunday, October 1, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET on ESPN+ and Disney+stream on Sunday morning, October 1, at 9:30 a.m. ET on Disney+ and ESPN+.
The broadcast will take place during Week 4 of the 2023 NFL season and will complement the presentation of the Falcons vs. Jaguars game available on ESPN+, as well as local broadcast stations and on NFL+.
All the surrounding elements of the big game–from announcers and graphics to the scoreboard, the penalty announcements, to the sidelines, the celebrations, and more–will be given a Toy Story theme inside Andy’s room–a theme sure to delight fans and make new fans out of some.
All the Toy Story gang will be there as well. Woody and Buzz Lightyear will join in the fun, as well as other characters from the fan-favorite Toy Story film franchise, including Bo Peep, Jessie and Bullseye, Bunny, Ducky, Forky, Slinky Dog, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Rex, and the Green Alien Men.
The characters will be seen throughout the exciting Funday Football event–each one participating from the sidelines (and carrying on with their normal everyday lives as well in other non-game-related elements.)
Half-time will include a special presentation by the incomparable daredevil Duke Caboom, who is planning a spectacular motorcycle jump during the show.
The technology behind the Toy Story Funday Football event is pretty impressive. The National Football League’s Next Gen Stats Player Tracking system will allow for a virtual re-creation of the entire game, allowing every player and every single amazing play to enter the Toy Story universe in real time. Players from the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars will also lend a hand in the form of pre-recorded segments and interviews.
It promises to be the most fun possible, with a mix of the NFL and Disney/PIXAR magic.
Don’t miss the fun! Tune in on Sunday morning, October 1, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET on Disney+, ESPN+, and on mobile with NFL+.