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Toy Story 4

  • Action
  • Animation
  • 2019
  • Josh Cooley
  • 95 mins
  • U

Summary

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Pixar's beloved coterie of toys discovers there's life beyond being faithful pals to a growing child as the saga continues to unfold after Toy Story 3 seemingly offered perfect closure to the much-loved trilogy. Although the gang's now ensconced with kindergarten-age Bonnie, separation from previous owner Andy still weighs heavily on cowboy Woody (voiced as ever by Tom Hanks). With Bonnie now favouring endearing new friend Forky - a spork she turned into a hand-made toy herself - Woody's left wondering if another traumatic rejection is in store. That focus on the toys themselves pondering their own purpose adds a new level of nuance, as the plot engineers a family vacation where peril awaits in a sinister antiques shop and there's a romantic reunion for Woody and Bo Peep, the lamp figurine who illuminated earlier episodes. All in all, it's brilliantly pacey, boasts the most visually spectacular animation of the entire series, and finds unexpected emotional depth in the realisation that it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Ultimately, it's perhaps a deft, intelligent appendix to the previous priceless trio, but the story's cross-generation appeal remains strong, and the whole production has far more integrity than the cash-in job the cynics were expecting.

Credits

Cast

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WoodyTom Hanks
Buzz LightyearTim Allen
JessieJoan Cusack
Bo PeepAnnie Potts
Duke CaboomKeanu Reeves
Gabby GabbyChristina Hendricks
HammJohn Ratzenberger
Mr Potato HeadDon Rickles
Mrs Potato HeadEstelle Harris
RexWallace Shawn
DollyBonnie Hunt
DuckyKeegan-Michael Key
BunnyJordan Peele
ButtercupJeff Garlin
ForkyTony Hale
BarbieJodi Benson
Harmony's momPatricia Arquette
Melephant BrooksMel Brooks
Carl ReinerocerosCarl Reiner
Bitey WhiteBetty White
Chairol BurnettCarol Burnett
Combat CarlCarl Weathers
Mr PricklepantsTimothy Dalton
Andy's momLaurie Metcalf
Bonnie's dadJay Hernandez
TrixieKristen Schaal

Crew

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DirectorJosh Cooley

Details

Theatrical distributor
Walt Disney
Released on
2019-06-21
Languages
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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