In June, we told you that it had been unofficially announced that Toy Story would be returning to the small screen in the form of two all-new half-hour specials. With an all-new Toy Story Toon hitting theaters in the past month with Finding Nemo 3D, it’s clear the continuation of the franchise beyond Toy Story 3 is alive and well. Now it seems Pixar is very much in the holiday mood and has decided to unveil one of their secret projects a whole year ahead of time. Today, they have unveiled we can get used to some unique trick or treating hijinks as they have officially announced a Halloween special for early next year.
Pixar Animation Studios has revealed today that next October, they will be dishing out Toy Story of Terror. The plot is as follows:
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.
No set release date or network has yet been revealed, but it is expected to hit ABC or even ABC Family in mid-October 2013. It has also not yet been said whether or not the original cast will be returning to voice our band of favorite characters, but seeing how nearly everyone involved has been eager to reprise their roles for Toy Story Toons we’re willing to feel just a bit confident in terms of bringing back Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack and Tim Allen (who’s already contracted under ABC anyways).
There is still the previously mentioned Spring 2014 half hour special as well that has yet to be unveiled, but there is no word on whether or not that will tie into a specific holiday either. As far as we can tell, that will be the last Toy Storyouting for the foreseeable future unless another big screen story follows in either Toons form or feature-length.