Back when Disney Pixar announced that there would be a TOY STORY 4, I’m sure you, like I, went into shock! Say what? Wasn’t TOY STORY 3 the closure we needed? We laughed and cried and finally accepted that time moves on. Then we got the news and waited anxiously for more…
Can we say, “It’s about time!”? TOY STORY 4 has dropped a teaser trailer, and I am pretty sure my emotions ran amok watching it! It’s all sweet and precious until…here you go…
Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailer
“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.”
Thanks, Josh Cooley! I am at the point in my life where my kids are grown with jobs of their own. It. Is. Rough. My emotions are all over the place most of time. I think back to when Kyle carried his Buzz and Woody toys everywhere, and now they’re packed away waiting for a new child to love on them someday. I love that I can think of that new beginning. I’m not sure when that beginning will be, but it gives me something to look forward to.
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.”
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.”
Said Cooley, “When we thought up this character, Tony was the first actor that came to mind and I’m thrilled he accepted. Tony’s performance as Forky is a comedy salad of confidence, confusion, and empathy… served by hilarious spork.”
How were filmmakers able to convince Hale to give voice to Forky? “A utensil’s existential crisis?” he asked. “I’m in!”
Forky and I
Talk about a character I can related to! Just call me Forky. I know this existential crisis you’re facing, buddy. I know my kids will always need me, but man, what’s my new purpose? I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be a toy, but I’m in that searching period. I love the adventures I’ve been able to take with my Disney family. These are my people, and I hope that my adventures bring joy to you, my readers! Get ready for more from TOY STORY 4! I’ll be sharing everything with you!
About Toy Story 4
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.
Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
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