The marketing campaign for Toy Story OF TERROR!, Pixar’s first-ever television special, is ramping up which means a bevy of new images and footage are making the rounds online. Recently, several new images were unveiled, all of which had a darker tone than we are used to seeing from the Toy Story franchise. The animation studio has essentially created a send-up of the horror genre, but has promised the trademark humor and heart we have come to expect from Pixar projects. A brand new clip was released last week, and it again provides that mix of creepy and funny. Watch the 65-second clip in full after the break!
The clip is set in the opening act of the 30-minute special. Those who attended the D23 Expo may have seen it during the big Animation presentation, but those who were not able to attend have their first opportunity to find out what happens when one of the toys goes missing in a motel. Mr. Pricklepants, voiced by Timothy Dalton, humorously points out the events that tend to happen during horror films, which obviously sets the others on edge, given the dark and ominous setting.
Watch the clip below:
The plot synopsis for the TV special is below:
Heading to the small screen before Halloween, Toy Story of Terror features the gang taking a road trip to Bonnie’s grandmother’s house before everything takes an unexpected turn. On a detour leading them to a roadside motel, one of the toys goes missing, and the others find themselves caught in an eerie turn of events that must be stopped before they suffer the same fate.
Toy Story OF TERROR! premieres October 16th on ABC at 8 pm EST!