“Come on guys!” Get ready for another adventure with Woody, Buzz, and the whole gang, plus some new toys in the Toy Story 4 movie! While fans everywhere thought Toy Story 3 would be the end of the story, it was really the end of Woody and Andy’s story.
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About the Toy Story 4 Movie
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.
Toy Story 4 Movie Review
When Toy Story 3 concluded, the toys had moved onto a new kid, Bonnie. Now that Bonnie is starting Kindergarten, the toys are transitioning once again. Woody notices that Bonnie is less than thrilled about leaving her toys behind to begin school, so the pull-string cowboy hops in her bag to help her through Kindergarten Orientation. When Bonnie returns home with her new craft project, Forky, who truly does not comprehend that he’s a toy instead of trash, Woody comes to the rescue.
The return of Little Bo Peep
When the whole gang takes a road trip, Woody has to do everything in his power to keep the googly-eyed fork from throwing himself away, literally! While chasing down Forky who manages to slip out of the RV camper, the cowboy comes across his long-lost friend Little Bo Peep. She’s been on her own for years and full of worldly experiences. You can see there’s a special spark between the two old friends.
The Toy Story 4 movie brings in new characters like Gabby Gabby a pull-string doll from the 1950s, and Benson a classic ventriloquist dummy, Duke Caboom a Canadian stuntman toy, as well as Ducky and Bunny, carnival prizes who are eager to be won and find a kid of their own. I really loved the addition of Giggle McDimples the head of Pet Patrol Mini-opolis who is LBP’s sidekick too!
My slight complaint would be the scary ventriloquist dummies. They have a few startling scenes and my littlest (who’s 8) would close his eyes and cover his ears. Clearly, he’s not a fan. I don’t necessarily understand adding the frightening addition, but every other part of the movie is just right.
Along with incredible imagery and touching storyline, Toy Story 4 is meant to be! This next chapter is just what Toy Story fans needed. It’s a wonderful, touching, family film that will absolutely be this summer’s blockbuster hit. I won’t say much more as I want this Toy Story 4 movie review to be spoiler-free, so pre-order those tickets now – it’s going to be your family’s next favorite film!
Next week, look out for more coverage of Toy Story 4 including an exclusive interview with Annie Potts, the voice of LBP!
Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 21st! Check out the movie trailer below: