Woody and the gang are back and it’s going to be the most exciting reunion of 2019.
It’s been eight years since we watched in horror as Buzz, Woody and the gang were carried, hand in hand, towards their fiery doom in Toy Story 3, only to be saved and passed on to owner Bonnie. Now the gang is back in the trailer for the long-awaited Toy Story 4.
The trailer gives very little away, but confirms that the gang (Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Slinky, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Rex, Hamm, and one of the Aliens) are all still together, so we won’t have a repeat of Bo Peep’s heartbreaking off-screen departure in Toy Story 3.
It also introduces a new character, a plastic spork with googly eyes and pipe cleaners for arms called Forky, who, according to the synopsis, will be crucial to the plot:
“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.”
Plot details are still few and far between, however, Tim Allen, who voices Buzz, warned fans in an interview on CBS show The Talk that the fourth and final instalment of the franchise will be a tearjerker. Revealing that he struggled to make it through the final scene.
He said: “It is so emotional, it’s so funny, it’s so big, the idea they’ve come up with, I’m startled.
“I couldn’t even get through the last scene. I would love to be a Washington leaker.”
He then added “I just can’t do it. I can’t give any more away.
“They’ve got great characters but a couple of scenes toward the end were really hard to get through.”
Tom Hanks, who voices Woody, described the recording of the last scene in Toy Story 4 as a ‘moment in history’
Speaking on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, he told Chris Evans:
“The way you record Toy Story, you’re in a room with the team that has created it.
“When I went in for my last day of recording, I wanted to have my back to them, because usually, you’re facing him, so he can look right up and you can talk about it. But I didn’t want to see them and pretend they couldn’t see me.
“When I realised what they were going for, I realised, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history.'”
Toy Story 4 is due in UK cinemas on June 21 2019.