Toy Story 4 (2019)

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Bo's lines "Don't let Woody leave" and "Kids lose their toys every day" suggest that she is going to insert herself specifically and actively as an obstacle for Woody and Bonnie's reunion. Credit where it is due: That I did not expect. It makes sense that she would have a different perspective than Woody now, but if indeed she actually attempts to prevent him from reuniting with Bonnie, that's a whole other level.
 
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Thanks for posting the trailer, Sam.

I cannot believe they keep making these films and they keep on turning out great. Fingers crossed that the streak continues.

Bo's lines "Don't let Woody leave" and "Kids lose their toys every day" suggest that she is going to insert herself specifically and actively as an obstacle for Woody and Bonnie's reunion. Credit where it is due: That I did not expect. It makes sense that she would have a different perspective than Woody now, but if indeed she actually attempts to prevent him from reuniting with Bonnie, that's a whole other level.
But Woody's always been very persuasive with the ladies... :D
 

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But Woody's always been very persuasive with the ladies... :D
Yeah, but Pixar (and Disney) have both used the "character our heroes initially think is good ends up being a secret villain" trope a lot. Just in this franchise, that applies to both The Prospector in Toy Story 2 and Lotso in Toy Story 3. Pixar also did this with Mr. Waternoose in Monsters, Inc., Charles Muntz in Up and Ernesto de la Cruz in Coco, plus both Incredibles films. Disney Animation has done this with Meet the Robinsons, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen and Zootopia. This trailer very much seems like it is setting up Bo Peep to be a secret villain, who will go out of her way to keep Woody for herself and not allow him to return to Bonnie.

If so, I hope they are able to find a way to redeem her in the end, since it would really suck if she turned out to be completely vindictive and evil. But it definitely seems from the way the trailer is cut that she is going to do more than simply disagree with Woody's lifestyle choices.

On another note, it looks like Woody and Buzz are going to be separated again for a good chunk of the film, since Buzz is clearly going after Woody in the trailer once Woody and Forky don't return immediately. This kind of surprises me. Both previous sequels have split up Woody and Buzz into separate storylines. Even though 2 and 3 are fantastic movies and I wouldn't change them, so much of the first film is successful because Woody and Buzz are together during it and playing off each other. I'm surprised they didn't decide to take advantage of that again in a similar way. Oh well.

And: why isn't Jessie on the poster? That seems like a weird omission.
 
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Watched it but didn't have that giddy feeling like I did with the past two. I'll definitely see it when it comes out and hope it is worthy of the previous three.
 

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On another note, it looks like Woody and Buzz are going to be separated again for a good chunk of the film, since Buzz is clearly going after Woody in the trailer once Woody and Forky don't return immediately. This kind of surprises me. Both previous sequels have split up Woody and Buzz into separate storylines. Even though 2 and 3 are fantastic movies and I wouldn't change them, so much of the first film is successful because Woody and Buzz are together during it and playing off each other. I'm surprised they didn't decide to take advantage of that again in a similar way. Oh well.
I get it. But then again, this happens in a lot of stories. You have to split the main characters up to broaden the adventure a bit. Lord of the Rings split the fellowship up pretty quickly, as an example. You have Sam and Frodo going off on their own adventure while Legloas, Aragorn and Gimli are on theirs. Yes, we all want to see these two work together toward a common goal, but the reality of the world is people do live their own lives and come together at different points-even best friends. So I'm okay with the speculated split.
 

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Don Rickles is returning as Mr. Potato Head!!!!!!!

Josh Cooley said:
“Of course we loved Don obviously, and after he passed, his family contacted us and asked if there was any way that we could create a performance using the recordings that we had. Now, he signed to be in Toy Story 4. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to record him for the film. But we went through, jeez, 25 years of everything we didn’t use for Toy Story 1, 2, 3, the theme parks, the ice capades, the video games — everything that he’s recorded for Mr. Potato Head. And we were able to do that. And so I’m very honored that they asked us to do that, and I’m very honored that he’s in the film. Nobody can replace him.”
More at the link: https://ew.com/movies/2019/03/28/toy-story-4-potato-head/
 

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Can't say I've been too excited about that but the trailer looks fun. I like the road trip concept.
 

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Disney showed the first 17 minutes of Toy Story 4 to exhibitors at CinemaCon today. Obviously, I wasn't there, but from reports I saw online, the reaction appears to be very positive, although I didn't read much specific description because I don't want spoilers. One article I saw mentions that people cried during it.

Also, cover artwork has been unveiled for The Art of Toy Story 4, which is being released on May 7. Because the story is new and I want to avoid spoilers, I'm not going to consider buying this until after I've seen the movie. But the cover looks nice. Based on Bo Peep's look, it seems like this scene takes place in Andy's room, rather than in the present day, so I guess there must be flashbacks.

The Art of Toy Story 4.jpg
 

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Another new poster:

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Obviously her return is a big deal, but based on how much she has been the focus in the marketing, it's clear that Bo Peep is going to have way more to do in this film than she did in the first two. What a lucky coincidence that they didn't use her in the third, because if they had, this reunion story wouldn't have been possible.
 

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This TV spot is surprising. That cat almost looks photo-realistic. While advancements in animation since the '90s are understandable, I'm not sure they should have gone in quite that direction. The cat is supposed to live in the same universe that contains Scud and Buster, in terms of previous live animals in this series. This is a big jump from that.
 
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Another new TV spot, with new footage of Forky's "awakening."


Also, this confirms that the film has been rated G. That's a rarity these days but means it has managed to maintain the same rating as its predecessors.
 

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ABC is airing Toy Story 2 tomorrow night (Wednesday, May 15) in lieu of their Wednesday comedy block, which ended for the season last week. Airing a 20-year-old movie in the midst of May sweeps is a bizarre choice, but I wonder if there will be any behind-the-scenes or cross-promotional content with Toy Story 4 during the broadcast. At the very least I'd expect some TV spots during it, but there might be something more.

That being said, I'm not curious enough to actually record this, since if I want to watch Toy Story 2 I'll just go to my Blu-ray.
 

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