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When I sat down with Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley and producers Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera following an early screening of the latest Pixar film, I had to get something off my chest. Like many film fans, this movie didn’t seem necessary. The ending of the third film was too poignant, too perfect. Why ruin that? The answer, I learned, was because there was more to say and more story to tell, and I didn’t realize how necessary Toy Story 4 was until they pulled off this miracle. Although their relief that I loved the film was obvious, they also made it clear that, yep, they too initially wondered if they were making a big mistake by trying to follow-up part three.

In our interview, Cooley, Nielsen and Rivera discuss the sequel’s journey to the big screen, how they landed Keanu Reeves for a key role, and whether this is truly the end of the line for Woody and the gang.

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Toy Story 4 Recording Sessions - Keanu Reeves

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, watch recording sessions with the cast of Toy Story 4, including Keanu Reeves as Duke Caboom. Plus, see Tom Hanks and Tim Allen chum around with each other after being friends for nearly 25 years, and see how Tom Hanks ruins the publicity talking points given to him by The Walt Disney Company for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Forky in Toy Story 4

When you have a set of established, beloved characters in any film franchise, it can be difficult to create new characters for audiences to fall for in the same way. That’s especially true when it comes to a film series as revered as Pixar’s Toy Story. Not only does the animation team have to come up with a character that fits in with the group of toys we know and love, but they need to have some kind of significance to justify their existence within the story. So what makes Forky in Toy Story 4 so special?

/Film’s Jacob Hall sat down with Toy Story voice actor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) to talk about his new homemade character Forky (the full interview will run soon) and why he matters in the grand scheme of the Toy Story franchise. The introduction of Forky in Toy Story 4 isn’t just about selling more toys, and audiences have already found something special about him based on the trailers alone. Read More »

toy story 4 box office tracking

Toy Story 4‘s box office could do more than reach for the sky — it could shoot to infinity and beyond with an all-time best animated movie debut. The Toy Story 4 box office tracking estimates that the Pixar sequel is looking at a $160 million debut domestically and a whopping $260 million worldwide, with potential to reach $300 million if domestic overperforms.

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pixar short

For more than two decades, Pixar provided two rare constants: high-quality animated films that appealed to kids and adults, and envelope-pushing animated shorts that would air right before those films in theaters. But now, over 20 years after Pixar debuted its Oscar-winning Geri’s Game in front of A Bug’s Life in 1998, the animation studio is breaking tradition with Toy Story 4, which will not feature a preceding Pixar short film.

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Toy Story 4 early buzz

Strange as it may be, one of the most complex and richly designed character arcs in mainstream American cinema of the last 30 years resides in the form of a computer-animated pull-string cowboy doll from the 1950s. As animated by the men and women of Pixar Animation Studios, and voiced by Tom Hanks, Sheriff Woody is a surprisingly deep and mature character, and his arc seemed to end with a near-literal passing of the torch at the end of 2010’s Toy Story 3.

The notion of a follow-up entry might seem like tempting fate for Pixar, which has leaned more on sequels in the 2010s than before. Thus, Woody’s journey of self-actualization and acceptance in Toy Story 4 is both gratifying and shocking, the latter precisely because it’s gratifying at all. The improbability of the Toy Story franchise, which inexplicably has not soured with age, comes to a sweet, emotionally apt conclusion now with a fine capper on a generally perfect series.

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Toy Story 3 in Real Life

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, watch a trailer for a remake of Toy Story 3 in real life made entirely with practical toys and set pieces. Plus, a video essay explores three different versions of Minority Report and how they establish the philosophy of the story world, and Dark Phoenix stars Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »

toy story 4 tickets

Toy Story 4 is almost here, and if you just can’t wait to grab your tickets for the latest Pixar sequel, today is your lucky day. Advance Toy Story 4 tickets are on sale right now, along with tickets for “Opening Night Fan Events” and marathons showing all four Toy Story films back-to-back. But wait, there’s more! A new clip from the film is also available, featuring everyone’s favorite new existential dread action figure, Forky!

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Bo Peep in Toy Story 4

Perhaps the most exciting character in Toy Story 4 isn’t a new toy, but one we’ve already met before (and technically not a toy): Bo Peep. Introduced way back in the first Toy Story movie and voiced by Annie Potts, Bo is a porcelain doll attached to a lamp with three sheep. She’s friendly, flirtatious, compassionate, and smart, and she had such a special connection with Woody. We haven’t seen Bo since Toy Story 2, and neither have her old pals Woody and Buzz. But Bo comes back in a big way in Toy Story 4 with a new life and a whole new attitude (and wardrobe).

During a recent visit to the Pixar campus, we learned a lot about Bo’s evolution and the pivotal role she plays in Woody’s journey.

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toy story 4 trailer

Woody, Buzz, and the gang are back, but in Toy Story 4 they find themselves grappling with a concept they have never faced before: existential crises. Picking up where Toy Story 3 left off, Woody and the toys are happily living with Bonnie, who has created a brand-new toy out of a spork that has some terrifying implications for the world of Toy Story. But the existential crises are just beginning, as Bonnie’s family sets off on a road trip vacation that brings Woody face-to-face with a familiar old friend. Watch the latest Toy Story 4 trailer below.

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