Published On: Tue, Oct 15th, 2013

Carl Weathers says ‘I love Combat Carl’ while discussing ‘Toy Story of Terror’

Pixas is back this Halloween, but not on the big screen. The Toy Story franchise returns with a TV special reuniting the iconic characters from the films while giving fans their first look at Combat Carl, voiced by Carl Weathers.

The 'Happy Gilmore' star will now join the 'Toy Story' crew as Carl Weathers photo: Universal Pictures

The ‘Happy Gilmore’ star will now join the ‘Toy Story’ crew as Carl Weathers
photo: Universal Pictures

“I love Combat Carl.  One of the things I loved about it most was when Combat Carl was trying to coach Cowgirl Jessie (Joan Cusack) and get her spirits up.  I laughed every time we did that.  And then, when I saw it all put together, I just couldn’t stop laughing.  I just think he’s a wonderful character,” the Rocky star said during an Oct. 15 interview posted by Collider.

Weathers’ character has been mentioned in the films, but this is the first time he joins the “strong” cast of characters.

“The entire piece is so grounded.  All of the characters are so strong that you can see the possibilities for any one of those characters to have stories written about him or her, and I just think that’s wonderful.  It’s wonderful to see the cowgirl be the strength of this piece when she musters up the courage to do what she has to do.  You don’t see a lot of gender specific stories in animation, or at least I don’t.  And to see the cowgirl do what she does, and take charge and be strong, is so cool for all the little girls who will possibly watch this, and all the little boys.  So, I’m just really, really pleased to, first of all, have been asked to be a part of it, and then to have it look as good as it looks and sound as good as it sounds and have storytelling that’s so wonderfully done.  I couldn’t be happier.”

Weathers says the studio approached him and discusses the entire process at length.

Toy Story of Terror is set to air October 16 on ABC.

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