While Pixar films have a great track record and often generate wide acclaim due to their heartwarming stories and complex characters, their home video releases remain underrated. Almost all of the studio’s Blu-ray and DVD releases come with a bevy of special features that not only enlighten audiences about the production process but also dive into discussing the identity of the animation studio. Beyond that, there are also routinely a selection of brilliant extras included that make owning the Pixar discs a must. For Toy Story OF TERROR!, we think that the retro Combat Carl ad will fill that role. Take a look at it after the break! [Read more…]
We have grown accustomed to expecting a wealth of easter eggs in Pixar films, references to other films in its catalog. The Pizza Planet truck and A113 symbol are the most abundant, with both appearing in almost every Pixar feature film. The most challenging easter eggs tend to be those that reference upcoming films, as it is difficult to know what to look for. It is a tradition to hunt for easter eggs and one that has continued with the studio’s first television special, Toy Story of Terror. Take a look at images of the easter eggs we found after the break!
There was no question whether Pixar’s first television special, Toy Story of Terror, would be successful, especially given the sheer popularity of the franchise. Pixar also makes bringing millions of viewers to theaters look incredibly easy, as there is a certain level of trust that audiences have developed in the Pixar brand. The TV special aired last night and it surprised no one to see it bring in droves of viewers. Read more about the numbers after the break!
Pixar has conquered the big screen and is now ready to tackle television with its first TV special, Toy Story OF TERROR!. With the entire cast from the film franchise returning, along with the large production team at Pixar working for over two years to produce the special, there is no doubt that this is the next major release from the animation studio. Although its 21-minute running time is considerably shorter than the 90+ minutes we are used to seeing from Pixar’s feature releases, it still allows the studio to pack in enough thrills and heart. Learn more about the special and go behind the scenes in a new video that has just been released. Watch it after the break!
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!
We are now less than three weeks away from Toy Story OF TERROR!, Pixar’s first television special. Although the project is not quite as large as a feature film, the 30-minute special is still a significantly larger production than the shorts the studio releases every year. More importantly, this will provide us with the largest opportunity to spend time with the lovable cast of toys since the release of the finale of the feature film trilogy, Toy Story 3. On the heels of our exclusive debut of a new image from the special featuring Combat Carl, Disney has released five more images. Take a look at the great stills after the break!
Toy Story was Pixar’s first feature film so it is only fitting that the incredibly popular toys from the franchise star in the studio’s first television special. Set to debut during the Halloween season, the 30-minute Toy Story OF TERROR! reunites the toys and their famous voices including Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton). Joining them is Combat Carl, who will be voiced by Carl Weathers, famous for his role in Predator. To celebrate the launch of the new Toy Story of Terror online game, Creepy Crawl Space, we are debuting a brand new still from the TV special featuring the character. Take a closer look at the image and find more details about the game after the break!
At the D23 Expo, Pixar surprised attendees with a screening of the first half of its upcoming television special, Toy Story of Terror, which will air on ABC in October. The preview confirmed that the special would be a send-up of the horror genre, but would also pack in plenty of laughs and heart. A commercial has just been released, providing those who were unable to make it to the Expo their first look at the groundbreaking project. After the break, check out the commercial and a brand new still featuring Mr. Pricklepants and others from the lovable cast of toys!
With movie theaters proving to be a consistently strong venue for Pixar, the studio is set to reach its audience through another means next month: television. The animation studio has released Cars shorts on the Disney Channel in recent years, but an upcoming half-hour special, Toy Story of Terror, will be the first true measure of whether the airwaves can be as viable for Pixar as movie theaters have historically been. Given the sheer popularity of the cast of toys, the special could just pave the way for the studio to develop other television specials in the future. After the break, take a look at a promo poster which was just unveiled earlier today.
Toy Story, Pixar’s first feature film, was initially imagined as a television special. After the film’s path led it into theaters, the studio’s focus turned to releasing films theatrically. After the success of the Cars Toons shorts, Pixar has decided to revisit the idea of a TV-special. Toy Story OF TERROR!, a half-hour special scheduled to air in tandem with the Halloween season, is the studio’s first attempt at a project fully inspired by the genre of horror. At the D23 Expo this past weekend, the first 10 minutes was shown and an air date was announced. Read my thoughts after the break!