Every ending is a new beginning.
Today, Disney finally unveiled the first look at Pixar’s highly anticipated, Toy Story 4. Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip. Check out the first images and poster from the film below!
In a statement, here is what director Josh Cooley said on working on the first standalone Toy Story sequel:
“Like most people, I assumed that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the end of the story. And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.”
“The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose. A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie made out of a disposable spork, so he’s facing a crisis. He wants to fulfill his purpose as a spork, but now has a new toy purpose thrust upon him.”
Filmmakers called on comedian Tony Hale (Arrested Development) to provide the voice of Forky.
“It’s a huge thrill to be part of the Toy Story family,” Hale said. “But it’s going to take a while for it to really sink in.”
Cooley also spoke on bringing Hale onto the project:
“When we thought up this character, Tony was the first actor that came to mind and I’m thrilled he accepted. Tony’s performance as Forky is a comedy salad of confidence, confusion, and empathy… served by hilarious spork.”
A teaser trailer slated to debut with Ralph Breaks the Internet, in theatres Nov. 21, is available today. Check out the new teaser trailer here!
Toy Story 4 hits theatres on June 21, 2019