Disney/Pixar unveils teaser trailer for Josh Cooley’s new film
The long awaited first images from Toy Story 4 have finally arrived: Disney/Pixar has released the teaser trailer from the film franchise’s fourth chapter that hits theaters on June 21, 2019 and on June 27 in Italy.
The film, directed by Josh Cooley and produced by Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera, follows the adventures of Woody and Buzz after leaving their old friend, Andy, to his adult life. As some of their toy-mates, they now live with a new little girl, Bonnie, and they have to get used to a new place and share their lives with new friends.
In a recent statement the director Josh Cooley said: «Like most people, I assumed that Toy Story 3 was the end of the story 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.»
In the first trailer from Toy Story 4 we see Woody, Buzz and some other well-known characters playing Ring Around the Rosie in the air to Judy Collins version of Joni Mitchell’s song Both Sides, Now: the harmony is interrupted by a terrified animated object that suddenly screams “I don’t belong here!”. The toy is called Forky and he’s a mix of a spoon and fork.
The new character, Forky, is a toy made of disposable objects who feels like a stranger sharing a room with cute manifactured toys: «The world of Toy Sory is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose and a toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects?» explained Cooley. «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.»
Since its debut, in 1995, the Toy Story franchise has earned about $2 billion worldwide. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, who are back as Woody and Buzz in the new film, will be joined by Emmy Award Winner Tony Hale that will provide the voice of Forky.