Well, with all the madness going on in the world lately, it’s comforting to know that ‘Toy Story 4’ is coming to U.S. cinemas on June 21st, 2019. It’s also comforting to know that Disney Pixar can at least deliver movies that people still want to see, after a long running ensemble of lacklustre films coming out of Hollywood in recent years. Indeed, comic book films, sequels, remakes and reboots, have become the monotony of the film industry in recent years, but nobody can say that they don’t wish to see ‘Toy Story 4’. Could the much loved Toy Story animated film franchise really run to infinity and beyond?
Maybe, but surely this will be another fun filled animated film for the whole family, both young and old. However, what can the Toy Story troop of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Slinky the Dog get up to this time? Hmmm….
Didn’t Andy go off to college in the third instalment? He sure did, so what’s on the agenda this time around? Well, let’s refer to the latest ‘Toy Story 4’ teaser trailer and see if we can gather any clues…
From this trailer, we gather absolutely nothing regarding the plot, or what adventures lie ahead for these toys that should all probably have ended up in some Romanian orphanage by now, after being donated to charity by Andy or his family many many years ago. Well, is that the case? We just don’t know…
But luckily the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives us the logline of the movie, and one now starts to wonder how this will make for a great fourth film, if at all?
‘Toy Story 4: When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.’
Forky, eh? Well, he must be that little fork with metal fuzzy strings for arms that is seen in the teaser trailer then. Interesting… We’re gonna guess that the Toy Story crew need to reunite “Forky” with his other forky friends and family before it’s too late or something, since he’s apparently not a toy.
Clearly, somebody in Hollywood should give us a job as a screenwriter! Anyway, as you may have read in the YouTube description, Disney Pixar revealed a little more than IMDB did, stating:
‘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.’
The movie is directed by Josh Cooley and produced by Jonas Rivera from ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Up’. The associate producer is Mark Nielsen, and the film is written by John Lassetter, Andrew Stanton, Peter Docter and Lee Unkrich. It features the returning voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and even Patricia Arquette.
So, if you’ve been completely bored with film releases lately, both animated and live action, at least you can look forward to June 2019, when ‘Toy Story 4’ will come out. Let’s really hope that it’s not a dud with an un-inspiring screenplay and no laughs worth mentioning.
But before that, perhaps in the new year, we will also get to see an extended trailer of this latest Disney Pixar film, so there’s always that to look forward to as well.
Story by The Narrator
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