Disney and Pixar recently dropped the first two teaser trailers for “Toy Story 4.” I know what you are thinking: “Didn’t the last movie end with ‘So long, partner,’ the tip of a hat and a few tears?” Disney knows too, which is why the new film’s tagline is “Every ending is a new beginning.”
Here’s what we know so far:
All of your favorite toys will be back, including Buzz, Woody, Rex and Hamm.
The toys now belong to Bonnie, the little girl from the last movie.
There’s a new toy in town named Forky, a very confused and scared spork. Yes, a spork. He began as an arts and crafts project and turned into a toy. Forky has pipe cleaners for arms, which turns him into a toy. (It’s getting harder and harder to sell this kind of thing, but somehow Disney makes it work.) Forky will most likely experience growth as he assists Woody and the rest of the gang on the hunt for Bo Peep.
The official synopsis states, “A road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.”
People at our school have mixed reactions to the new movie.
This student isn’t the only one who thinks four films is too much. There is only so much you can do to pull off a story like this. Maybe Disney needs to focus on new rather than old.
“I feel like they've made enough ‘Toy Story’ movies already,” said an anonymous student.
Another student believes that you can only stretch an idea so far. Has this story reached its limit?
“[It] depends on the story line. Pixar movies usually tend to lag after the second drop of a series. Also, I am curious as to why someone wants to wear out a classic like ‘Toy Story’. Leave its greatness in the 90's and let's relive it through a nostalgic viewing,” said an anonymous student
Another student has very high expectations for the new film.
An anonymous student said, “I am very excited about the new ‘Toy Story’ because I have watched all of them. Plus, it will take me back to my childhood memories. I hope it doesn't turn out to be how TV is today. When I was little, TV shows and movies were more interesting, but the new generation isn't as good in my opinion.”
“Toy Story 4” isn’t the only movie Disney has in the works. Others include a live action “Dumbo” (directed by Tim Burton), “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Mulan” and “Frozen 2”. All will be coming out in 2019 and beyond. “Toy Story 4” will be in theaters on June 21, 2019.