It’s been eight years since “Toy Story 3” and the animated Pixar tooner ended on a rather perfect note and was supposed to end the trilogy. But this is Disney we’re talking about and intellectual property like this simply cannot lie or die. So, the teaser trailer for “Toy Story 4″ is finally here.
Directed by Josh Cooley—a storyboard artist known for known for working on 2015 Pixar‘s animated film “Inside Out” and directing the short film “Riley’s First Date?”—and executive-produced by the now-gone John Lasseter, “Toy Story 4” has been in the works for years and due to Pixar’s rigorous approach to storytelling, the movie has reportedly scrapped itself several times, restarted from scratch and was delayed several times.
Here’s the official synopsis about the new adventure:
Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in “Toy Story 4,” welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. “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.”
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.”
Tony Hale from “Arrested Development” and “Veep” plays the new characters Forky. The voice cast includes Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, and many more.
Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. Watch the teaser and let us know what you think. Btw, the song in the trailer is Judy Collins‘ “Both Sides Now.”