Toy Story 4 - Toy Story Fan Theory

When the first teaser trailer for Toy Story 4 arrived, we were introduced to Forky, the latest addition to the roster of characters in the franchise from Pixar Animation. However, unlike the rest of the toys that Bonnie inherited from Andy at the end of Toy Story 3, Forky wasn’t really a toy. He’s a spork that Bonnie made into a toy by adding some googly eyes, wonky pipe cleaner arms, eyebrows and a mouth made from clay, and feet made from a popsicle stick split in two.

At first, the introduction of Forky seemed like an interesting concept that allowed the Toy Story franchise to dive into thought-provoking areas regarding existentialism and identity. But when the new Toy Story 4 trailer actually showed Bonnie making Forky while at daycare, I realized that this introduces a horrifying new concept into the Toy Story franchise that could make this world as terrifying and perplexing as that of Cars. Read More »

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Even though Toy Story 3 brought the Pixar Animation franchise to a wonderful, heartwarming conclusion, Andy’s toys are coming back to the big screen. Except they aren’t Andy’s toys anymore. Now Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang are in the playful hands of young Bonnie, and she’s about to show them a whole new world when they hit the road for a family vacation. And as the new Toy Story 4 trailer shows us, they’ll be encountering plenty of new toys, and even a face from the past. Read More »

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The toys are out of the box and new plot details are out of the vault for Toy Story 4. The long-awaited fourth entry in Pixar’s beloved Toy Story franchise has revealed some of its plot and new — and old — characters, but new footage shown to Disney shareholders tease even more details than before.

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Roma Beach Scene

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn how Alfonso Cuarón shot the climactic beach scene in Roma in one shot. Plus, meet Jeff Bridges‘ longtime stand-in who has worked with him for nearly 50 years, and watch a trailer mash-up that takes the Pixar Animation classic Toy Story and turns it into a horror film like Child’s Play. Read More »

The 10 Best Animated Flying Sequences

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(Welcome to Let’s Get Animated!, a column that spotlights the best of film animation. In this edition: the best animated flying sequences.)

The best kinds of animated films sweep you away — whether in their dazzling technical craft, their boundless imagination, or their awe-inspiring execution. And the best kinds of animated flying sequences achieve all three.

In honor of the release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third and final film in a franchise that has given us some of the most breakthtaking flying sequences rendered to celluloid, I have compiled the best flying sequences from animated films. Because of my arbitrary decision to limit the definition of “flying” to characters achieving lift for a significant amount of time, it pains me to say that I won’t be including last year’s brilliant Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but honorable mention goes to that leap of faith. Now that that’s all said and done, here are the 10 best animated flying sequences.

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Though we’ve seen Bo Peep in two Toy Story movies, the character remains an underwritten mystery. But in just one short Toy Story 4 clip previewed by Good Morning America, we learn that this pretty porcelain shepherd is anything but sheepish.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Disney shows off some of the harder to spot Easter eggs from Ralph Breaks the Internet. Plus, director Guillermo del Toro shared an Alka-Seltzer commercial he starred in back in 1991, and one movie lover goes on a rant about the ramifications of toys coming to life in the real world.

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The toys are out of the box yet again in the latest Toy Story 4 preview, which debuted tonight after the big game. The fourth entry in the long-lasting Pixar series finds Woody, Buzz and all the others on yet another adventure, because heaven forbid we let these poor toys take a break. Will this be their final adventure, or will they return again in a few years, ready to make us weep all over again? Time will tell. For now, watch the Toy Story 4 preview below.

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Pixar Fireplace

Around the holidays, families love getting cozy around the fireplace, whether they’re roasting chestnuts or not. However, there are some families who just don’t have a fireplace. Thankfully, our advanced technology and readily available access to streaming video has made life without a fireplace not so terrible because we can have a video loop of a toasty fireplace playing in our living rooms. And this year, Disney has delivered a special Pixar fireplace featuring stockings inspired by some of their beloved characters from WALL-E, Toy Story and Monsters Inc.

Check out the Pixar fireplace below and cue it up for the holiday season. Read More »

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TOY STORY 4 teaser trailer

If you’re still mourning the end of Comedy Central’s brilliant sketch comedy series Key and Peele, you’re in luck. Toy Story 4, of all movies, has got you covered. Though they’ve gone their separate ways to puruse acting and directing careers respectively, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele have a long-awaited reunion in the upcoming Toy Story sequel as…a stuffed duck and bunny? Aptly named Ducky and Bunny, the two give a fourth wall-breaking “reaction” to the exciting Toy Story 4 teaser that was dropped yesterday in classic Key and Peele fashion. Think The Valets bit, but with carnival toys.

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