First, let me start by giving you the official synopsis of “Toy Story of Terror.”
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!
This Halloween special, first aired on ABC October 16 of 2013. I loved it the first time and I love it even more on Blu-ray!
The story is everything you’d expect from Pixar and Disney but with an added bonus of a horror theme that is enjoyable for the whole family. The story is not too scary for kids but does have the horror elements there from the likes of let’s say a “Frankenweenie” or “Hocus Pocus.” “Toy Story of Terror” is one of those Halloween specials that your kids will remember and when they grow up to have a family of their own, they will definitely want to pass this one on to their kids.
This Blu-ray really gets even more enjoyable when it comes to the bonus features.
The bonus features include three Toy Story Toons including: “Hawaiian Vacation,” “Partysaurus Rex,” and my favorite, “Small Fry.” All which are pretty hilarious.
Also, there’s a feature called “Team of Specialists” which is not only about how the newest characters in this film were thought of and made, but also it shows a behind the scenes look at the team of specialists that made this awesome “Toy Story of Terror.” You get an insight of what it took to make this film and all of the tricks and secrets behind certain scenes in the film.
With bonus features, we also get some deleted scenes that were cut way before the film was put together, that we are shown the scenes almost as if they are an animated storyboard which is actually really cool to see.
My favorite part of the bonus features are the never-before-seen “Vintage Toy Commericals.” The “Vintage Toy Commercials” are a total throwback to your childhood but instead of the toys you grew up with, the toys/characters of “Toy Story of Terror,” replace those toys from your childhood, to make it seem like these toys were real at one point and it is almost believable if you didn’t know any better. You can also have the option of watching these “Vintage Toy Commercials” during the film, which I did and it made the film even better.
The only downside to this Blu-ray is that the film itself, was only 22 minutes long but all it did was just leave me wanting more. The bonus features totally made up for it.
I suggest that you add this to your collection especially if you are a Pixar, Disney or Toy Story fan.
“Toy Story of Terror” will be available on Blu-ray and Digital HD Aug. 19.
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