Not to be outdone by reigning animated Halloween champs “The Simpsons,” the whole Toy Story gang is getting ready to take the spooky season by storm with “The Toy Story of Terror” TV special!
We first told you about the project back in October of 2012, and according to TV Guide all is on track for ABC to air “Toy Story of Terror” this October as a 30-minute special that reunites the original voice cast from the Toy Story franchise.
From Pixar, “Toy Story of Terror” follows the adventures of the toys post-Toy Story 3, in which a fun road trip takes a very unexpected turn. “Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mom, and the toys are in the trunk,” producer Galyn Susman says. “Mom gets a flat tire and they have to spend the night at a motel, and all kinds of chaos ensues.”
While Terror will include Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), and Rex (Wallace Shawn), Jessie (Joan Cusack) will have a more prominent role in the special. Additionally, Bonnie’s toys — Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and Trixie (Kristen Schaal) — who first appeared in the third installment, will be featured, while we’ll also get to actually meet Combat Carl, who briefly appeared in the first film when he was blown up by Sid, who will be voiced by Carl Weathers.
Airing sometime near Halloween, the special will have a horror feel after one of the toys goes missing at the motel. The rest of the gang will find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate. That said, the producers took inspiration from the horror genre — Psycho, Aliens and Predator, in particular — but found the right balance for both adults and children.
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