The "Toy Story" gang is back. This time... In the Halloween adventure -- "Toy Story of Terror" -- the *first* *ever* Pixar television special.
The friends head out on a frightening road trip... with the original cast lending their famous voices once again.
"To see them snap back into that role they played so many times is really satisfying," said Angus MacLane, Director.
"And the animators here at Pixar is giving us a rare sneak peak at how they bring Woody and Buzz to life in your living room," said Brandi Hitt, Emeryville, CA.
The film's supervising animator showed us just how complicated and complex every computer-generated movement is... With thousands of individual controls that adjust the character's head... eyes... arms... body... and legs.
"It's about four to five seconds on average - per week - that we do as an individual animator," said Michal Makarewicz, Supervising Animator.
That's a *very* slow process... To go from this... To this.
The half-hour special took *two years* to create -- from start to finish. And unlike feature films... the creators had to cope with severe time constraints.
"21 minutes 30 seconds. Not a frame more or a frame less," said Galyn Susman, Producer.
"A lot of stuff had to get cut though... right?" asked Hitt.
"There were a few jokes that I wish were still in there, but I'm happy with the movie we made. It's tremendously satisfying to see it finished," answered Susman.
There was also a balancing act -- making this "Halloween thriller"... family friendly... With that familiar "Toy Story" humor.
"My dream come true would be that this would become an event that families would want to share on a yearly basis," said Susman.
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