Can you believe it’s been 23 years since TOY STORY was originally release back in 1995? At the time, TOY STORY was not only the first fully computer animated feature film, but it was also the highest grossing movie of the year! Now here we are, eagerly anticipating the release of TOY STORY 4, out in theatres June 2019!
First let’s watch the teaser!
Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure! This time they are welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky.
“Like most people, I assumed that TOY STORY 3 was the end of the story,” said director Josh Cooley. “And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.”
But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip. “The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose,” said Cooley. “A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie made out of a disposable spork, so he’s facing a crisis. He wants to fulfill his purpose as a spork, but now has a new toy purpose thrust upon him.”
According to a recent press release, filmmakers called on comedian Tony Hale to provide the voice of Forky. “It’s a huge thrill to be part of the Toy Story family,” he said. “But it’s going to take a while for it to really sink in.”
How were filmmakers able to convince Hale to give voice to Forky? “A utensil’s existential crisis?” he asked. “I’m in!”
The voice cast includes many returning favorites like Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, and Blake Clark.
TOY STORY 4 arrives in theatres June 21, 2019!
Who is excited for TOY STORY 4?
I received the above information as a blogger via Walt Disney Publications. All opinions are 100% my own.