May 14, 2013

Post 90:"Toy Story of Terror" First Look

Hi everybody! Back in October we had a news flash that a "Toy Story Of Terror" is coming.

TV Guide exclusively confirmed the existence of Toy Story of Terror, a 30-minute TV special, and provided a few more details on what the story will be about. Executive producer Galyn Susman gives a brief synopsis which states, “Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mom and the toys are in the trunk.” She continues, “Mom gets a flat tire and they have to spend the night at a motel and all kinds of chaos ensues.” The shorts that have been released so far have dealt with the toys’ adventures after Andy gifted them to Bonnie at the end of "Toy Story 3".

Rather than try to cram in character development for all of the toys, the studio has decided to focus in on Jessie this time, the yodeling cowgirl who joined the cast in "Toy Story 2". The characters from the first film fit in so well together as a group, that it was remarkable when Jessie and Bullseye slipped right in. She has gone on to become a fan favorite and many will certainly be delighted that she will have the spotlight placed on her this time around.The rest of the cast will still return, though, including some of the toys we fell in love with in the third film like Mr. Pricklepants and Trixie. A familiar toy from the first film that had an unfortunate ending will return as well – Combat Carl who was blown up by Sid will mingle with the toys in the TV special and will be voiced by none other than Carl Weathers ("Predator", "Rocky"), a perfect (and humorous) choice.

The director of the special is Angus MacLane, who previously directed the hilarious short "BURN-E" (included on the "WALL-E" DVD and Blu-ray) as well as "Small Fry", the second "Toy Story" short that was released theatrically with "The Muppets". He describes the short as influenced by several well-known horror films such as "Psycho", "Aliens", and "Predator", but also states that they walked the line so that children wouldn’t run out of the room, frightened. It is the Pixar team honoring the genre of horror, but catering it to the entire family.

I'm really pupped for this I love Angus MacLane's work from "BURN-E" to "Toy Story Toons:Small Fry". I also like the video "60 Second Recap" did of this. And I do think it's a little crazy to say it October and it's airing NEXT  OCTOBER! But I guess these things take a lot of time. Anyways, see you soon everybody!

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