Toy Story of Terror is a 21minute Halloween television special, based on the Disney Pixar Toy Story movies. It is set shortly after the events of Toy Story 3, and premiered on the American television network ABC on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. It was written and directed by Angus MacLane, produced by Galyn Susman, with Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Timothy Dalton, and Kristen Schaal reprising their roles of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Mr. Pricklepants, and Trixie with Carl Weathers as Combat Carl and Stephen Tobolowsky as the motel manager. Michael Giacchino composed the music for the special. The films soundtrack was released on October 15, 2013, on Amazon.com and iTunes in digital format.
Bonnie Anderson and her mother are going on a road trip to visit Bonnies grandmother Bonnie has brought Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, Mr. Pricklepants, Mr. Potato Head, and Trixie with her. The toys are first seen sitting in the trunk of Bonnies mothers car watching a horror film. When the car gets a flat tire, Jessie is knocked into a tool box. The others manage to free her, but Jessie is traumatized as the experience reminds her of the many years she spent abandoned in a box. Mrs. Anderson parks the car at the Sleep Well Motel, where they must spend the night as a tow truck cannot be sent out until the next morning.Once Bonnie and her mother are asleep, most of the toys exit Bonnies bag to explore the motel, ignoring Woodys warnings that they could easily be left behind at the motel. Jessie is left alone in the bag when Woody and Buzz leave to gather the others, at which point her claustrophobia drives her from the bag as well. When the toys all meet up, they realize Mr. Potato Head is missing. At this point, Mr. Pricklepants begins to narrate ongoing events as if it were part of a horror film, considering himself an expert. The toys then begin to search for Mr. Potato Head. Trixie walks to a floor vent, into which she suddenly falls down. The others enter the vent, where they hear Trixies screams. While the others try to find her, Mr. Pricklepants and Rex are taken by a mysterious creature. Woody, Buzz, and Jessie encounter Mr. Potato Heads arm, which points their way to a bathroom in the motel. In the bathroom, Woody, Buzz, and the arm are also snatched. Jessie is then grabbed by an action figure named Combat Carl, who tells her that events in the motel may have permanently separated him from his owner, Billy, as well as from his own right hand. He urges her to flee to her owner for safety, but she insists on trying to rescue her friends. Carl is also taken, and the creature finally comes for Jessie in the bathtub. It is revealed to be an iguana named Mr.