Toy Story of Terror

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 5:36 pm

B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
MPAA Rating: G
Profanity: None
Alcohol/ Drugs: None
Violence/ Scariness: Some mild scares
Diversity Issues: None
Date Released to Theaters: October 16, 2013
Date Released to DVD: October 28, 2015
Amazon.com ASIN: B00KHA88PC
Copyright 2015 Disney
Copyright 2015 Disney

Pixar’s 21-minute “Toy Story of Terror,” made for television, is available on DVD and Blu-Ray and is a perfect Halloween treat for the whole family. The toys live with Bonnie now, and she and her mother are on a road trip to see her grandmother one rainy night. When they have to stop at a motel after a flat tire, Mr. Potatohead goes missing. The other toys have to find him before Bonnie and her mother are ready to drive away.

What I love about this film is that one of my favorite characters, the master thespian Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) begins to narrate the action in his most resonantly Shakespearean tones, a kind of meta-commentary on the entire thriller genre. And Carl Weathers joins the cast as Combat Carl, who helps Jessie (Joan Cusack) foil the evil plot of the motel manager who takes toys to sell them on eBay. There’s a nice lesson, too, about how to feel less frightened.

The DVD/Blu-Ray has some nice extras about the making of the movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG87snemZRI
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Tonight on TV: Toy Story of Terror

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

Pixar’s first ever television special has the “Toy Story” characters (including “Toy Story 3’s” master thespian Mr. Pricklepants, voiced by Timothy Dalton) in a story filled with funny scares and scary fun.  Tonight on ABC 8PM (7 Central)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUp91G7DI00
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