I’m pretty sick of Disney pumping out the live-action remakes, and the trailers for both Lion King and Aladdin have done nothing to convince me they’re going to be as good as the originals.
However, Toy Story is a different, urm, well, story.
There isn’t a bad film in the franchise and you could even make the argument that the third one is the best.
We’ve known that Toy Story 4 has been on the horizon for some time now, with two teaser trailers whetting our appetite for Woody and Buzz.
Now, though, the first full trailer has arrived, confirming the return of Bo Peep as well as Keanu Reeves’ mysterious ‘Duke Caboom’ seemingly say “kaboom”.
“Bo’s taken control of her own destiny,” said director Josh Cooley. “While Woody was watching Andy grow up, Bo gathered dust until she took it upon herself to head out into the world.”
There’s also another look at Forky as well as the potential villain – a vintage doll called Gabby Gabby who has an army of weird ventriloquist dummies.
Check it out below:
I really like the look of it. The new characters add so much needed freshness to the series but at its heart it remains the same.
It’s Toy Story for goodness sake’s. How can you not love it?
The film’s official synopsis reads: “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. 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.”
The sad news of course is that it’s definitely going to be emotional
On BBC’s ‘The Chris Evan’s Breakfast Show’, Tom Hanks who voices Woody revealed that it go seriously sad when he was recording Woody’s last lines.
“Toy Story is going to have an impactful ending. When I went in for my last day of recording I wanted to have my back to them,” said Hanks. “Usually you’re facing them so you can look right up and talk about it but I didn’t want to see them and I wanted to pretend they couldn’t see me.
“When I realised what they were going for I thought ‘oh, this is a moment in history’.”
Toy Story 4 is released in cinemas on June 21.
Images via Pixar/YouTube