"Toy Story" set for Halloween TV special
This 3D comedy adventure film is the third in the Toy Story series. The plot focuses on Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen), and their friends as they face an uncertain future with their owner preparing to leave for college. Also reprising their voice-over roles from the previous films are Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Jeff Pidgeon, Jodi Benson, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, and Laurie Metcalf.
'Toy Story' will live on with a 30-minute TV special.
The voice cast of the beloved animated trilogy - including Tom Hanks and Tim Allen - have reunited for a new one-off Halloween special called 'Toy Story of Horror', which will air on US TV network ABC in October.
The mini-movie follows the toys, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head and Jessie, following the conclusion of 2011's smash hit 'Toy Story 3' in which they found a new home with preschooler Bonnie.
Producer Galyn Susman said of the plot: ''Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mum and the toys are in the trunk. Mum gets a flat tire and they have to spend the night at a motel and all kinds of chaos ensues.''
The scary special was influenced by classic horror films such as 'Psycho' and 'Alien', but director Angus MacLane insists producers have done a ''good job'' balancing the Halloween theme and the family-friendly nature of the 'Toy Story' movies.
He told TVGuide.com: ''There was some support to make a scary, but not necessarily Halloween-themed half-hour 'Toy Story' special for television. There was some concern early on about not making it too scary for kids. I think we've done a good job of balancing staying true to 'Toy Story' and staying true to the genre.''