TOY STORY 4 | WHY PIXAR WENT BEYOND TOY STORY 3

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WOODY AND THE GANG

Toy Story 4 enters new territory now that Woody and the gang have moved from college-age Andy to preschooler Bonnie.  The film introducers new characters like Ducky and Bunny, voiced by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.  It also brings back fan-favorite Bo Peep, voiced by Annie Potts, after the character’s noticeable absence from Toy Story 3.

THEN AND NOW – Filmmakers behind “Toy Story 4” were committed to keeping the new film in the same universe as the original “Toy Story.” But 24 years have passed since “Toy Story” debuted and the technology—as well as the experience and knowledge of the people behind it—has advanced lightyears, so to speak. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

WHY TOY STORY 4?

At a recent press event, the director and producers of Toy Story 4 talked about the new film.  Director Josh Cooley explained why Pixar continued after Toy Story 3’s ending was so well received by fans.  “We love the end of the Toy Story 3. It ends Woody and Andy’s story perfectly,” Cooley said. “We realized there was more story to tell, to continue Woody’s story. And once we started going down that path and realizing, ‘Oh, there is more to tell for Woody,’ we just kept going and we hit upon something that’s worth telling.”

ROAD TRIP – In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Buzz, Jessie and the rest of Bonnie’s toys concoct a plan to find their friends when Woody and Forky go missing. Featuring the voices of Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark and Jeff Garlin, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CODENAME PEEP

Producer Mark Nielsen added, “The idea of Bo Peep also, is so intriguing to us. This movie has been kind of codenamed Peep here within the walls for the whole four years we’ve been making it. Because we knew she was such an important character in this one. And the idea of them coming back together after not seeing each other for nine years and just what’s become of her was something we thought was really worth exploring.”

FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES — In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” the toys find themselves in the dusty shadows of Second Chance Antiques—a massive set that had to be stocked with thousands of objects, creating nooks and crannies that serve as the toys’ secret corridors. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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. When Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself “trash,” Woody must show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie’s family goes on a road trip, Woody ends up reuniting with his long-lost friend Bo Peep. After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart as toys, they find out that’s the least of their worries.  TOY STORY 4 hits the U.S. on June 21, 2019.

AND BEYOND – Buzz Lightyear is back on the big screen in Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” joining Woody and the whole gang on an eye-opening road trip that takes them to unexpected places, including a carnival. Featuring Tim Allen as the voice of Buzz, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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