The entire premise of Toy Story 4 asks the question, what makes a toy a toy? It’s a deep and existential question that has never been explored in any of the previous Toy Story films. This comes about when Bonnie brings home Forky (Tony Hale), a googly-eyed spork with pipe-cleaners for arms and a broken popsicle stick for legs. It just sets the stage for a much bigger adventure when Bonnie takes all of her toys on a family road trip, and Woody (Tom Hanks), being the honorable sheriff that he is, promises to bring back Forky when he runs away.
Pixar has now released the final trailer for Toy Story 4, and you can check it out below.
Pixar is known for putting quality storytelling before animation. It’s a statement they have lived by since 1995. So leave it to them to have a deep-thinking premise for their latest film. And it seems like it’s the perfect fit for one of their longest running film franchises. It just shows the impact of their flagship film.
Toy Story 4 also features the voice talents of Annie Potts, Tim Allen, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, and Christina Hendricks, with Don Rickles in a posthumous performance as Mr. Potato Head.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) 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. So, when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). 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 when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
Directed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 20, 2019. Click right here for previously released trailers.