There’s a snake in our boot and tears in our eyes after watching the first teaser trailer for the upcoming “Toy Story 4” ― yes, it’s finally happening ― because Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jesse and the gang are all back together.
The fourth entry in the franchise doesn’t arrive until June 21, 2019, but the first look at the sequel hints at discord in the “Toy Story” universe.
At the end of the third film, toddler Bonnie, taking the reins from all-grown-up Andy, became the owner of the titular toys, marking a fresh chapter in the series and a whole new world to explore for the playthings come to life.
To the somewhat foreboding tune of Judy Collins cover of Joni Mitchell’s hit song “Both Sides Now,” the teaser brings back all your favorite toys, along with newcomer “Forky” (voiced by “Veep” star Tony Hale), and shows them holding hands for one big kumbayah moment.
But when the utensil turned toy proclaims it doesn’t belong there, it throws everything into disarray, resulting in a big-time pileup.
“Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie,” the film’s description reads. “But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.”
Directed by Josh Cooley, “Toy Story 4” promises to be just as heartwarming and heartbreaking as the previous entries. Both Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, who voice Woody and Buzz, respectively, noted how emotional they became during the recording process, with the former describing the film’s ending as a “moment in history.”
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