One of the more common questions we received after Toy Story of TERROR! was aired on television last fall was, “where can I watch it again”? Today we have learned that the release of Pixar’s first 30-minute television special on Blu Ray / DVD (along with a slew of extras) will be released on August 19, 2014. In addition to Toy Story of TERROR!, the release will also contain the previous set of Toy Story Toons – Partysaurus Rex, Hawaiian Vacation, and Small Fry.
Below is a list of the special features included on the Blu Ray release
- Feature – Toy Story of TERROR! (22:00)
- “Toy Story Toons” Shorts
- Hawaiian Vacation (5:50)
- Small Fry (7:07)
- Partysaurus Rex (6:31)
- Audio Commentaries
- Toy Story of Terror!
- Hawaiian Vacation
- Small Fry
- Partysaurus Rex
- Team of Specialists
- Director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make Toy Story OF TERROR!
- 3 Deleted Scenes + Editor Introductions
- Pencil Topper Trilogy
- Travel Brochures
- Road Trip Roulette
- Vintage Toy Commercials + Director Introductions
- Old Timer
- Combat Carl
- D23 Teaser
It should be noted that there is a difference between the Blu-ray and DVD releases – the DVD version does not contain the 3 additional deleted scenes with editor introductions. It also appears that the Disney Movies Anywhere edition won’t contain the audio commentary tracks.
Additionally, on August 19 as well, be sure to also log into Disney Movies Anywhere (online or app) to view all of the special features above as well as two extra bonus features listed below (only available through Disney Movies Anywhere).
- A new short piece about film references featuring Mr. Pricklepants
- Deleted Scene – Bob’s Boatyard w/Editor’s Introduction (2:00)
I can tell you that I am beyond excited for the audio commentary tracks for Toy Story of TERROR! and Partysaurus Rex, as those have been previously unreleased! The “Team of Specialists” feature which looks at the making of Toy Story of TERROR! will also be astounding I’m sure. If you haven’t listened to our exclusive interview with Michal Makarewicz (supervising animator on Toy Story of TERROR! be sure to check that out as well).
UPDATED – Pixar has uploaded an official trailer announcing the release of the Blu Ray to their YouTube channel.
Awesome! At first I was really bummed that there would be a Blu-ray release AND a DVD release because the Blu-rays have all the best features while people who still have DVD players are left in the dust! But I was then glad to see that the DVD still has a generous helping of special features. I am glad for the vintage commercials as well, those three characters are my favorite ones that were introduced! Cool to see more development and background for them.
I'm looking forward to the commentaries! Always love those, lots of great insights.
I know – I just can't wait to see if there are any facts or tidbits we didn't know about Partysaurus Rex already?! 🙂
Yeah, with the only missing piece being the commentary tracks, it seems like DVD buyers are certainly being taken care of for sure this time! I agree, the \”making of\” for Toy Story of TERROR! is most likely going to be a blast – I'd be surprised if there wasn't a bit on there about the live-action bat-on-a-string in there as well!
Found that Blu Ray trailer for it as well and was going to post it, but I'm glad I checked to see that you updated your post with it. What really stood out to me were the fake vintage toy commercials that are gonna be included! I think that's a hilarious and awesome idea and I'm glad they're doing more of them. I thought the Lots O Huggin bear one they did was genius…they made a flawless vintage 80's style commercial. No one would ever no that thing wasn't a real commercial! It'll be fun to see the styles of these upcoming ones as well.
Yeah, I can't wait for the vintage commercials as well. Lots O Huggin bear's commercial made Julie and I laugh so much because of the authenticity of it.
Seriously!! They really nailed that era to a T. Can't wait to see what they do.
I love how the Combat Carl animation looks like the same animation from the likes of Captain Planet (all from the 90's) – at least that's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the style.
So, what is this exactly? Is it similar to the other shorts, so can we expect it to show up on a third \”Pixar Shorts Collection\”? Or… any of these shorts?
Hey – It's a separate release for the television special (Toy Story of TERROR!). I guess only time will tell if it may show up on the 3rd shorts collection, but I'd doubt it since it's 21 minutes in length.
Safe to assume that if the DMA doesn't have audio commentary, that the iTunes version doesn't either?
That's a great question – I would assume this as well but we're researching it as well to try and get a final confirmation.