Directed by: Josh Cooley
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Release Date: 21 June, 2019
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures as the fourth installment in Pixar’s Toy Story series, and the sequel to 2010’s Toy Story 3. It is directed by Josh Cooley (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Andrew Stanton (who had co-written the first three films) and Stephany Folsom; the three also conceived the story alongside John Lasseter (director of the first two installments in the franchise), Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Valerie LaPointe, and Martin Hynes. The film stars the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, and Joan Cusack.
The film continues from Toy Story 3, where Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear, among their other toy friends, have found new appreciation after being given by Andy to Bonnie. They are introduced to Forky, a spork that has been made into a toy and embark on a road trip adventure. The film is dedicated to Don Rickles and animator Adam Burke, who died in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Toy Story 4 premiered on June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on June 21, 2019, in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX. The film was positively reviewed, with critics praising its story, humor, emotion, animation, and vocal performances.
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Toy Story 4 Plot:
After Woody and his friends save R.C. from a drain pipe, a mysterious man buys Bo Peep; despite Woody’s efforts to prevent the sale, Bo reassures him that it is part of being a toy to be taken away.
Two years after Andy donated his toys to Bonnie, Woody and the other toys are content in their new life. Worried that Bonnie will feel overwhelmed at her kindergarten orientation, Woody – who Bonnie has been neglecting – sneaks into her backpack, and his fears come to light as Bonnie becomes shy around her new classmates. Woody covertly places a spork and other items from a trash can on Bonnie’s table during arts and crafts, and she turns them into a handmade toy-spork she names “Forky”. After Bonnie places Forky in her backpack, he comes to life, much to Woody’s shock.
After Woody introduces him to the rest of Bonnie’s toys, Forky experiences an existential crisis, believing that he was made to be trash and not a toy, and the other toys prevent him from throwing himself away. On a road trip with Bonnie’s family and her toys, Forky – still believing himself to be trash – jumps out of the window, prompting Woody to go after him. Woody convinces Forky of the joys of being a toy, and they journey to the RV park where Bonnie and her parents will be staying.
Reaching the town, Woody spots Bo’s lamp at an Antique Store. Searching for Bo inside, he and Forky encounter a doll named Gabby Gabby and her sycophant puppets, the Bensons. Gabby Gabby offers to take them to Bo, but soon reveals her true plan to obtain Woody’s voice box, since her own is broken and no child will purchase her. When Bonnie and her parents enter the store, Woody and Forky try to escape, but Forky is captured by Gabby Gabby. By the time Woody escapes the shop, Bonnie’s RV has left without him, and he realizes that he has left Forky behind. Woody reunites with Bo, who has become a nomad adventurer helping lost toys find owners. With Bo’s companion, a miniature cop named Giggles McDimples, they take a route through a nearby carnival to rescue Forky from the antique store.
Meanwhile, Buzz searches for Woody on his own, seeking guidance in the button-induced phrases from his own voice box. Buzz finds himself as a prize in a carnival booth, and escapes with plush toys Ducky and Bunny. Buzz finds Woody and Bo, and they recruit Ducky and Bunny to help rescue Forky, promising that they will become Bonnie’s toys, along with Bo’s old friend Duke Caboom, a Canadian stuntman toy.
At the antique store, the toys’ plan to rescue Forky fails. Woody, the only toy still determined to save Forky, has a falling out with the other toys, and indirectly insults Bo. As Bo, Duke, Giggles, Ducky, and Bunny return to the carnival, Woody gives up his voice box to Gabby Gabby in exchange for Forky. Gabby Gabby is desperate to be adopted by Margaret’s granddaughter, Harmony, but Harmony is creeped out by Gabby Gabby’s new voice and rejects her. Buzz returns to Bonnie’s RV and cries out to retrieve Bonnie’s backpack, which she left at the antique store. Woody comforts Gabby Gabby, and Bo and her gang return after a change of heart.
After Bonnie returns for her backpack, the toys follow her and her parents. Through Duke’s motorcycle skills, Buzz, Forky, Ducky, and Bunny make it back to Bonnie, who is overjoyed to have Forky back. Taking Woody’s advice, Gabby Gabby sees a little girl crying and gives her comfort, and is finally adopted. The film ends with Woody deciding to stay with Bo and join her cause of helping lost toys find owners.
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Toy Story 4 Movie Review:
When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
It’s been almost a quarter of a century since Toy Story — would you believe it came out in 1995?
Happily, …4 is as captivating as each of the three films that came before it. It packs in great CGI, a star voice cast, and skillful storytelling to offer something scintillating for kids and adults alike.
The comic new adventures of the toy cohorts hinge on the cowboy doll Woody (Tom Hanks) and the rekindling of his relationship with long-lost friend Bo Peep (Annie Potts).
Several significant new characters are introduced. Watch out in particular for the spork named Forky (Tony Hale), a cross between a fork and a spoon; and a daredevil motorcycle stunt rider voiced by the irrepressible Keanu Reeves.
The lessons are familiar, but in a comfortable way — the true value of things, relationships, people; the toll that time quietly takes on them, as it slips by almost unseen.
The animated toy creations are consistently humanized, and the voice ensemble is an unalloyed delight. The film’s duration, a snappy 100 minutes, will likely leave viewers pleading for more. Bring on Toy Story 5, please.