VIDEO: ’Toy Story 4’ teaser shows every ending is a new beginning
A new teaser trailer for Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” has made its official debut, giving fans a sneak peek at what’s in store for the summer 2019 release.
In the trailer, Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and all their friends are having fun together at their new home with Bonnie – alongside a brand-new friend named Forky (Tony Hale).
“Like most people, I assumed that ‘Toy Story 3’ was the end of the story,” said Josh Cooley, director. “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.”
If you ask Forky, he’ll insist that he is most definitely not a toy. A spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is positive he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately for him, every time he tries to get away, someone drags him back into a new adventure he’d rather sit out on.
“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.”
“It’s a huge thrill to be part of the Toy Story family,” said Hale on his role as Forky. “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,” said Cooley. “Tony’s performance as Forky is a comedy salad of confidence, confusion, and empathy…served by hilarious spork.”
In “Toy Story 4,” Woody finds himself caught up in a road trip adventure alongside old friends and new ones, learning along the way just 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 of “Inside Out”), Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” will hit theaters on June 21, 2019.
Check out the brand new teaser trailer below: