SynopsisOfficial Synopsis from Animation World Network:
- “What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.”
Bonnie goes on a road trip and takes Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, Mr. Potato Head, Mr. Pricklepants and Trixie with her. They stop by a roadside motel. While they’re there, Mr. Potato Head explores, despite Woody’s protests. Then a mysterious creature attacks. After the attack, Mr. Potato Head is nowhere to seen. Mr. Pricklepants then says “And so it begins!” The toys go to find him.
Then Trixie is taken by the creature. The toys then fall underneath the motel, where Mr. Pricklepants says that the creature takes it victims one at a time. At that moment, the creature takes him and Rex. After running from the creature, Woody, Buzz and Jessie find Mr. Potato Head’s arm.
Woody, Buzz and Jessie then find a way out and take the arm with them. Then the creature takes Woody and Buzz, who is holding Mr. Potato Head’s arm. Jessie is then grabbed by a Combat Carl Doll , who tell her the creature took one of his hands. The creature takes Carl. Jessie hides in a bathtub and the creature finds her. The Creature is revealed to be a lizard named Mr. Jones.
He then takes Jessie to Ron, the Motel Manager, who is stealing Toys from his kid guests and selling them on the Internet. Jessie is reunited with Buzz and the others. Ron hears that someone has bought Woody and puts him in a Box. He then gets another sell. It’s Jessie. While he’s busy, Jessie races to save Woody. They then go to save Buzz and the other toys. Jessie hears Bonnie and rushes to find her when suddenly Mr. Jones attacks her.
Jessie then sees Carl’s other hand and Mr. Potato Head’s Lost Arm in Mr. Jones’s body and pulls them out and uses Potato Head’s arm to open the curtain, revealing all the toys. Bonnie and her mom take the toys back. And the toys go home. Mr. Pricklepants says that the horror movie is now over and the credits are about to roll.
During the end credits scene, Carl, who now has his lost hand back, and his friends go home to their owner Billy while the Police arrive to take Ron (and Possibly Mr. Jones) to Jail. However Ron runs out the back, and steals the police car, only to crash into the motel sign while backing up.
- Tom Hanks as Woody
- Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear
- Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head
- Wallace Shawn as Rex
- Joan Cusack as Jessie
- Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants
- Kristen Schaal as Trixie
- Carl Weathers as Combat Carl and Combat Carl Jr.
- Stephen Tobolowsky as Ron the Manager
- Emily Hahn as Bonnie
- Lori Alan as Mrs. Anderson
- Dee Bradley Baker as Mr. Jones
Toy Story of Terror is the first of two half-hour Toy Story TV specials that are scheduled for 2013 and 2014.
Dylan Brown stated in November 2012: "Our first works at Pixar Canada were six-minute pieces, and some one-and-a-half-minute films, which we call shorty-shorts. But we set up the Vancouver studio to produce the 22-minute specials. Pixar in California is currently working on the first one, called Toy Story of Terror.
At D23 Expo, the first ten minutes of the special was shown for D23 attendees.