HOLLYWOOD: The toys are back in town as Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story franchise is back with yet another adventure with Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and the crew get ready for another ride in the first teaser trailer for Toy Story 4.
The teaser trailer, released on Monday, also featured Mr and Mrs Potato Head, Rex the Dinosaur, Hamm the Piggy Bank, and Slinky the Dog as the characters held hands as Judy Collins’ cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ played in the background.
There was no dialogue in the video, that is until a slightly bizarre new character – an anthropomorphic spork named Forky – enters the scene.
Voiced by Tony Hale, Forky yells, “I don’t belong here!” and tries to leave, which causes the other characters to topple over each other. The new movie sees Woody’s owner Bonnie adding Forky, a reluctant new toy (who is actually a spork-turned-craft-project) to her room.
The voice cast includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Joan Cusack as Jessie, and Don Rickles and Estelle Harris as the Potato Heads. Josh Cooley is directing, and Jonas Rivera and Mark Nielsen are producing.
“Toy Story 4” opens on June 19, 2019 -24 years after the original “Toy Story,” which was the first fully computer-animated feature film and the highest grossing movie of the year. Two sequels were released in 1999 and 2010. Together, they have generated $1.97 billion globally at the box office.