Disney-Pixar has released the first teaser and poster for Toy Story 4. Now living in Bonnie’s room, Woody and the gang are back along with some new friends. One of these new friends is a character called Forky. Toy Story 4 continues the stories of some of Pixar’s most beloved characters in a new phase of life.
“Like most people, I assumed that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the end of the story,” said director Josh Cooley. “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.”
Toy Story 4 Official Teaser Trailer
The new character, Forky, is convinced that he isn’t a toy. What he is a craft project that started as a spork. Because of this, he is convinced that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room.
“The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose,” said Cooley. “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.”
Sporky is voiced by actor Tony Hale. “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.”
“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,” Cooley said.
It wasn’t a hard sell to get Hale to voice Sporky. “A utensil’s existential crisis?” he asked. “I’m in!”
Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21, 2019. What do you think of the teaser and the poster? Let us know in the comments below!
ABOUT “TOY STORY 4”:
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. 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, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Tony Hale
Director: Josh Cooley
Producers: Jonas Rivera, Mark Nielsen