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
The first Toy Story film of any kind (feature film or short film) that did not include John Ratzenberger as Hammy the Pig. Director Angus MacLane explained that this was because Bonnie had limited room for toys in her backpack and, "Who takes a piggy bank on a vacation?" See more »
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 »
The roadside motel is one of the most common settings for a horror movie. Remote, isolated, ordinary. A quiet environment to alleviate the audience's expectations. I'll be expecting her to ask the inkeeper for the phone any minute now.
Can we use your phone? Our car has a flat.
Right on cue.
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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 »
Toy Story of Terror was an enjoyable short entry of the now-iconic characters
After missing it the previous two years, I finally got to watch this Pixar/Disney special. While the voices of Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz are back, it's mostly Joan Cusack's as Jessie that serves as the main character in this one as she has to deal with her claustrophobia when she gets involved in a rescue of one of those two I just mentioned. Quite amusing throughout especially when Timothy Dalton voices a character who knows all the horror movie conventions and Carl Weathers does someone based on a character he played in Predator. Maybe it could have used a bit more time to make the plot more enjoyable but overall, Toy Story of Terror did what it was meant to do, entertain.
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