The next boy toy: Michael Keaton in ‘Toy Story 3′

July 25, 2009 | 2:23 a.m.

LeeUnkrich_3_ Michael Keaton will voice the role of Ken, aka Barbie’s boy toy, in “Toy Story 3.”

The film’s director Lee Unkrich (in photo, left) broke the news Friday at Comic-Con International during Disney’s animation panel.

Keaton was “born to voice Ken,” joked Unkrich, pictured, adding that it was the doll’s big-screen debut.

Pixar screened a scene from “Toy Story 3″ in 3-D — the third movie concerns what happens to the toys when their owner, a now-grown Andy, leaves for college — as well as some “old reel footage” introducing groovy new cast member Ken.

We see Ken’s Dream House, where things are hunky-dory — Ken shows off his shades and well-sculpted chest while being interviewed about the glamorous life.

When asked about being “a Barbie accessory” and a “boy toy for girls,” however, the offended Ken removes his microphone and cuts the interview off. “Toy Story 3″ comes out in 2010.

– Denise Martin

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