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Toy Story of Terror (2013)

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Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear from everywhere. Woody and set about getting to the bottom of the mystery.

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Angus MacLane

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Woody (voice)
Tim Allen ... Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Joan Cusack ... Jessie (voice)
Carl Weathers ... Combat Carl / Combat Carl Jr. (voice)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Ron the Manager (voice)
Timothy Dalton ... Mr. Pricklepants (voice)
Wallace Shawn ... Rex (voice)
Don Rickles ... Mr. Potato Head (voice)
Kristen Schaal ... Trixie (voice)
Kate McKinnon ... PEZ Cat (voice)
Lori Alan ... Bonnie's Mom (voice)
Peter Sohn ... Transitron (voice)
Emily Hahn ... Bonnie (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... Delivery Lady (voice)
Jason Topolski Jason Topolski ... Vampire / Tow Truck Guy (voice) (as Jason 'Jtop' Topolski)
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The toys go on a road trip, when an unexpected event leads them to a roadside motel, after one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious, monstrous, and terrifying sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate Written by Aaron

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This fall, one toy gets left behind.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Toy Story of Terror See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Carl Weathers provides the voice of Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr. Combat Carl is modeled after Carl Weathers's character from Predator (1987), and also after his character, Chubbs, from Happy Gilmore (1996), who was also missing his right hand. See more »

Goofs

Similarly to the stegosaurus/triceratops mix-up, Mr. Pricklepants is labeled a 'German beaver' instead of a hedgehog. This suggests both were deliberate. See more »

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Buzz Lightyear: [while watching the movie] Tactics, Betsy, tactics. Find something to defend yourself with.
[Betsy grabs a vase]
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Mr. Pricklepants: Completely uselsess! Everyone knows a stake through the heart is the only way to defeat a vampire.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits scene, Carl and his friends go home to their owner Billy while the police arrive to take Ron (and possibly Mr. Jones) to jail. However, Ron flees, crashing into the motel's sign with the police cruiser, before running out. The last line in the special is tone of the cops saying that they've got a runner. See more »

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Pixar's 1st made-for-TV special is a solid offering
18 October 2013 | by cmcrazy81392See all my reviews

Eighteen years have passed since the release of Pixar's first full- length computer animated feature "Toy Story" (1995). Since its enormous success, it has not only originated two high-quality sequels in 1999 and 2010, but it has also originated Pixar's very first television special called "Toy Story of Terror", which premiered this past Wednesday on ABC. In this half-hour special, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang go on a road trip with their owner Bonnie. When it becomes late, they all stop at a roadside motel to spend the night. During that night, one of the toys goes missing and the other toys must do what they can to find the missing toy before it's too late.

The interesting thing that "Toy Story of Terror" does along the way is teach kids the basic plot structure of a horror movie. Mr. Pricklepants prepares the young audience for what will eventually occur in this plot. While it may sound like it's taking the scares away from any adults watching it, it actually sets up some pretty light bits of humor for everyone to enjoy. An impressive aspect about this special is that a handful of actors such as Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn and Don Rickles are reprising the roles that they made famous with the previous films in the "Toy Story" franchise. Hanks is back as Woody, Allen returns as Buzz Lightyear, and so on.

It was a wise decision for Pixar to make with this special since it shows another one of the special's strengths: its loyalty to the original characters.In other words, Pixar remains consistent with the personalities of these characters. They don't try something offensive or back-stabbing to the audience like making Woody not care about the fate of the other toys. They still maintain the integrity of the characters that we know and love in the first place by keeping them the way they were. With all that said, is "Toy Story of Terror" worthy of the same status as the "Toy Story" movie trilogy? Not quite, but then again, it was already at a disadvantage to the three films with only one-fourth of their running time. But within its limitations, "Toy Story of Terror" is pleasing enough for both kids and adults.


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