• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 16, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 16, 2013
    90
    ABC's Toy Story of Terror! is a delightful half-hour vignette of gags, action and self-empowerment, couching its never-give-up message in terrific non-stop entertainment.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Oct 16, 2013
    80
    It’s a fun, holiday diversion that gives Pixar fans characters they miss, probably even more so given the films that followed their final adventure.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 15, 2013
    80
    Once the annual avalanche of Halloween-themed episodes, specials and movies overtakes TV, you probably don't expect to be using the word "charming" very often. But charming perfectly describes one such entry, Toy Story of Terror!
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 15, 2013
    80
    It’s a small adventure befitting the 30-minute running time but it’s also clever in the way it ultimately puts the “Toy Story” characters in a recognizable situation, which is similar to the big-screen movies.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 14, 2013
    80
    Toy Story of Terror! is about a quarter the length of the average animated feature, but everything else here could easily be mistaken for the bigscreen version, from the pacing and humor to Michael Giacchino’s score.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Oct 15, 2013
    75
    The Toy Story franchise has always operated best with a note of existential panic, and there’s some of that here, but it feels like the special leans awfully hard on the films that gave rise to it.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 16, 2013
    70
    Themes from earlier Toy Story movies are also recycled, which should bother no one. Although Woody and Buzz get their screen time--with Jessie, they are the "Jules et Jim" of computer-animated cartoons about sentient playthings--it is the plucky cowgirl, facing her fears, whose story this is.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 28, 2013
    8
    Teeming with the personality, family-fun and humour you would expect from any product of Pixar, 'Toy Story of TERROR' only leaves you with one complaint: how long the fun lasts. Full Review »
  2. Oct 17, 2013
    10
    Toy Story of Terror is great, it reunites everything you learned from the first three Toy Stories, team work, friendship, plans, it has real soul. The animation is riveting and the overall the TV Special thing is an unexpected surprise. Although it is twenty minutes long, it is so entertaining, lovely and really funny. Toy Story of Terror proves that Disney Pixar still knows how to deliver the best for the families. Absolutely loved it. Full Review »
  3. Oct 17, 2013
    8
    Love the story plot, lots of references in the special. Even if it's twenty minutes long, it still had a story from beginning, to end, and some scary moments too. Looks like Pixar still knows what Toy Story is all about. I'm rating this a 8.9, or a B+ Full Review »