Toy Story Of Terror (2013) TV Show Review
Released : Oct. 16th, 2013
Reviewed : Oct. 31st, 2013
Genre : TV, Animated
Story (from IMDB) : 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.
A made for TV Halloween themed Toy Story mini show with the original cast of the films just oozes greatness. As expected it is nothing but great.
We follow the gang of toys on a road trip with their new owner and her family (following the continuation of Toy Story 3) when a flat tire lands them at a side road motel. Soon they start disappearing one by one and their fate is on the line to figure out how to save themselves before it is too late. Thankfully the story works great for this and is easy to pick up, progress through, and close it nicely in the short time given.
We do see the return of pretty much all the toys however including the newer ones from Toy Story 3. Mr. Pricklepants narrates some of the story often poking fun at the horror spoof it plays itself to be for the first half. We also meet some new toys along the way including the now memorable Combat Carl voiced by none other than Carl Weathers. The likes of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack along with everyone return for this to voice their roles so they all feel right at home.
They do manage to hit the comedy aspects of this right on the head. From mocking generic horror movie situations to some of the one liners it is honestly really funny. One scene in particular involving a Pez Dispenser vomiting up a Pez is one of the funniest and most cleaver moments in film this year. My only complaint however is that only lasting 22 minutes it does get over just as you are in the mists of enjoying it. It does wrap itself up nicely for a conclusion but with how much you’ll enjoy this one you will be left wanting more.
Overall I can’t recommend this high enough really. It’s a great short animated film based off one of the best animated film series of all time. Between the new and old characters, the comedy, and the theme of it they really hit it out of the park with this one.