‘Toy Story’ to return for Halloween 2013 TV special

'Toy Story Of Terror' will be Woody and the gang's first outing since 2010's 'Toy Story 3'

Toy Story is to return next year for a Halloween TV special, Animation World Network has revealed.

Titled Toy Story Of Terror, the spooky special from Pixar Animation Studios will follow Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang on a road trip. Things go horribly wrong when they stop off at a roadside motel and one of the toys disappears.

Toy Story Of Terror will be the first time the computer animated crew have starred in a TV special. The Toy Story franchise has previously spawned three feature films, several shorts including 2011’s Hawaiian Vacation, and a cartoon spin-off called Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command.

The pixelated playthings were last seen in 2010’s Toy Story 3, which took over $1.063 billion (£660 million) at the box office worldwide and became the highest-grossing animated movie of all-time. It also won a couple of Oscars.

Last year (2011), Tom Hanks – aka the voice of Woody – confirmed that Toy Story 3 would not be the end of the series, saying: “I think they are trying to do another one. The spirit afoot is to make a fourth.”