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Toy Story 4 Review: Fall in Love Again with Your Favorite Toy Gang

Toy Story 4 Review: Fall in Love Again with Your Favorite Toy Gang


Your favorite toy gang along with new pals are back after a 10-year hiatus.  I got to see a sneak preview of this exciting film, and let me tell you; it doesn't disappoint.  Toy Story 4 will make you fall in love all over again with your favorite toy friends and new characters.



I'm not going to spoil it or anything, but before I saw the movie, I didn't expect much from it because it seems like Disney have been spitting out movies left and right lately and it got me worried about the quality. (I know this is a Pixar film, a big difference, but still...)



After seeing the remake of Aladdin over a week ago, it left me feeling like it was missing substance and had me feeling like meh.  Some classics are mention to be left alone, and Aladdin needed to be left untouched.  So, walking into the theater to see the continuing saga of Toy Story, I didn't have high hopes for it.



I vaguely remember the storyline of Toy Story after the first movie, so according to my daughters, Toy Story 3 was a bit too emotional to them.  But, Toy Story 4 rebounded substantially, making us all look forward to what the toy gang will be up to next for Toy Story 5.



Toy Story 4 has evolved; it's not all sweet and bubbly like before, it got that witty charm like Ralph Breaks the Internet.  So, yes, there is adult humor, which makes this film great for adults as well, especially those that have grown up watching Toy Story.  But, don't worry, the film is still okay for kids.



I will say some dark scenes may make kids a bit frightened.  Even I jumped out my seat a couple of times. However, it's nothing too extreme.  There were babies in the theater with us, and they seemed unbothered by it.



Toy Story 4 will have you laughing, cheering, and even in tears during those heartfelt moments.  And, those new characters were an excellent added addition to the film too.  My favorite new character is Forky, so hilarious!



Oh yeah, your questions about Bo Beep absence from the other Toy Story films will be answered.



Also, like with all Disney movies, make sure to stay and watch the ending credits to the very end, you don't want to miss a funny skit.


Toy Story 4 Review: Fall in Love Again with Your Favorite Toy Gang

Check out these fun facts about Toy Story



  • Toy Story,” originally released on Nov. 22, 1995, was the first fully computer-animated feature film and the highest grossing movie of the year. It was nominated for three Oscars® and two Golden Globes®. 



  • “Toy Story 2” is the first film ever to be entirely created, mastered, and exhibited digitally. It was also the first animated sequel to gross more than its original, breaking opening weekend box office records in the U.S., UK and Japan, becoming the highest grossing animated release of 1999. It won the Golden Globe for best motion picture – comedy or musical. It won a Grammy® for best song written for a motion picture, television or other visual media (Randy Newman, “When She Loved Me”).



  • Released in 2010, “Toy Story 3” won Oscars® for best-animated feature film and best achievement in music written for motion pictures, original song (Randy Newman/“We Belong Together”). The film also won a Golden Globe® and BAFTA for best-animated film. It was the second Pixar film to be nominated for the best picture Oscar. It’s also Pixar’s second highest-grossing film of all time behind “Incredibles 2.” 



  • The 2015 short “Riley’s First Date?” was helmed by director Josh Cooley and produced by Mark Nielsen.      






ABOUT TOY STORY 4


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 (“Riley’s First Date?”), and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.



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U.S. Release Date:  June 21, 2019


Voice Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Maddie McGraw,  Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Lila Sage, Don Rickles, Jeff Garlin, Maliah Bargas-Good, Jack McGraw, Juliana Hansen, Estelle Harris


Director:  Josh Cooley


Producers:  Jonas Rivera, Mark Nielsen




Make sure to see this movie with the whole family!



2 comments

  1. I took Tayair to see it on his 27th birthday and we both enjoyed it. However, we never saw #2 or #3 so not sure how the story line evolved.

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    1. I'm glad you both enjoyed the movie, I knew y'all would!

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