To say that Disney has a few films coming out in 2019 would be an understatement. Between live-action remakes, Marvel and Star Wars films, and Pixar movies, audiences are poised to get a movie from “The House of Mouse” roughly once every six weeks or so. One of the most anticipated films coming from the company this Summer is ‘Toy Story 4,’ the continuation of the classic franchise about toys that come to life.
As the marketing machine begins to ramp up, the film’s stars are doing more interviews and speaking a bit about their experiences in going back into this world. Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear, spoke about recording for the film in an interview on the daytime TV show ‘The Talk:’
“I just finished up a little bit of ‘Toy Story 4,’ and [Tom] Hanks was coming right after me, we’re all good buddies, and I asked him, ‘What can I tell them about this?’ And he goes, ‘You’ve already said a little bit too much.’ I will say, Tom and I both — I’ve gotta be careful — we both read the last two lines of this movie, I get choked up, and he even said, ‘I had to turn around in the booth.’ I said, ‘I did, too.’ The last couple of scenes, especially the last lines of the movie, it will be a memorable moment for everybody. Oh, it’s wonderful. It’s wonderful.
“And Bo Peep has been missing, and you’re gonna find out — very tragically — where she’s been, and what that means for toys like her. And Woody has to decide where he’s gonna fall on that deal. And it’s really so clever, so wonderful, so warm about it… and how they do this, I just said, this story is so emotional, so funny, so brilliant. All I’m seeing is, ‘does this end…?’
“’Toy Story 3′ ended, originally, with the little girl just sitting there, but all of us saw that little girl smile, and Andy said with his eyes… [that] she might take care of these toys. Because we were originally, in ‘Toy Story 3,’ waving on the porch, that was it. But it looked like maybe this little girl will take care of us. Well, maybe she didn’t take care of us so well.”
Hanks, who voices cowboy-themed toy Woody, also admitted to getting emotional during his recording sessions, as he recalled in an interview on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show:
“When I went in for my last day of recording, I wanted to have my back to them, because usually you’re facing him so he can look right up and you can talk about it. I didn’t want to see them and pretended they couldn’t see me. When I realized what they were going for, I realized, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history.’”
Watch the newly-released trailer below, along with the official film description from Disney.
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”).
‘Toy Story 4’ will be released in US theaters on June 21, 2019.