Family favourite Toy Story is set to make a creepy comeback on US TV next year for a Halloween special.

The popular franchise has spawned two follow-up films since the original movie - featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen - hit cinemas in 1995.

The last instalment became the highest-grossing film of 2010 with profits of more than US$1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.

Movie bosses have announced fans will be treated to a fourth film, which will be made for the small screen.


Toy Story of Terror will be a TV special due to air around Halloween in 2013.

Last year, Hanks revealed Toy Story 3 would not be the end of the franchise, insisting plans were under way for a fourth instalment.

"I think there will be (another film) ... Yeah (I) think they're working on it now," Hanks said.