Pixar Animation has released two promos for their new Halloween Toy Story short called Toy Story of Terror. The short was directed by Angus MacLane (Small Fry). Here’s a short description:
“Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mom and the toys are in the trunk. Mom gets a flat tire and they have to spend the night at a motel and all kinds of chaos ensues.”
The director explains that Jessie will be the main character of this short but that all the other characters will be in it as well such as Bonnie’s toys, Mr. Prickpants and Trixie. Oh! The original voice cast will be returning to reprise their roles. Combat Carl will even make an appearance, you’ll remember he made a brief appearance in the first film when Carl blew him up, and he’ll be voiced by Carl Weathers. (that’s a lot of Carls in one sentence) The report goes on to say:
“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.”
The short was also influenced by classic films such as Psycho, Aliens, and Predator. The director explained:
“There was some support to make a scary, but not necessarily Halloween-themed half-hour Toy Story special for television. There was some concern early on about not making it too scary for kids. I think we’ve done a good job of balancing staying true to Toy Story and staying true to the genre. As far as adults are concerned, I’ve always thought that we make these movies for ourselves. I think it’s funny and like the other Toy Story films, I think there is plenty of stuff in there that only adults will get.”
Toy Story of Terror will be on ABC October 16th, 2013.