Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 is the fourth film in the Toy Story Series, which previously included Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), and Tory Story 3 (2010). The movie was released in theater on June 21, 2019 and was dedicated to Don Rickles and animator Adam Burke, who had worked on the Toy Story films. This Pixar film was nominated for best original song  and won best animated feature at the 92nd Academy Awards.

The movie begins with a clip reminiscing over Andy’s childhood and love of Andy (Jack McGraw)  and his other toys, being donated to Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw) and her new love of the toys. Woody (Tom Hanks) worrying about his new owner’s first day at Kindergarten, sneaks into her backpack to be there for her comfort. During the day, Woody witnesses a classmate accident throwing away Bonnie’s art project. Woody manages to recover it as well as a spork, back to the backpack. Bonnie ends up turning the spork into a new toy, naming it forky. Forky (Tony Hale) becomes Bonnie’s favorite and takes him home. Forky however is having identity problem, believing he’s still trash and not a toy. Woody ends up tasked with constantly saving Forky from the trash.

During the road trip Bonnie and her family are on, Forky jumps out the window and Woody gives chase. Woody finds him and explains how much he means to Bonnie. Forky agrees to return. On their way back to the RV, they pass an antique store, where Woody spots Bo Peep’s lamp. They go inside, intending to stay for a minute when they come upon Gabby Gabby the doll (Christina Hendricks) and her ventriloquist dummy (Steve Purcell). Gabby Gabby tells them that she will bring them to Bo Peep’s location. Rather than following through, Gabby lets it be known how she will be taking Woody’s voice box do she will finally find a new owner. Woody escapes but Forky is captured. Woody runs into Bo (Annie Potts) and her sheep in a near by playground where he learns that they were living as lost toys. 

Meanwhile, Buzz uses his commands from his own voice box to go searching for Woody and Forky. Buzz ends up as a carnival prize by accident and has to escape. Buzz succeeds with two stuffed animals, Ducky (Keegan -Michael Kay) and Bunny (Jordan Peele), in tow. They run into Cop Giggle McDimples (Ally Maki) and stuntman Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves) while looking for Woody, whom they find with Bo. Together they try to rescue Forky, but fail. Bo refuses to risk their lives on another attempt. Upset, Woody argues with her, calling her sad and telling her how she’s giving up on love. Bo gets offended and storms off. Woody goes back to the antique store to bargain with Gabby Gabby. In exchange for his voice box, Woody gets Forky free. Unfortunately Gabby Gabby is still rejected by Harmony (Lila Sage Bromley) the store owner’s (June Squibb) granddaughter. Forky is sent to Buzz (Tim Allen) with the message to meet up at the carnival. Woody convinces Gabby to come with him and be adopted as one of Bonnie’s toys just as Bo returns. They head out to meet Buzz at the carnival when Gabby sees a child girl and decides to comfort her, becoming the little girls doll. 

Now at the carousel, Woody tells the rest of Bonnie’s toys that he’s staying with Bo. Buzz tells them that it will be okay. The rest return to the RV after a sad farewell. The film flashes forward to the first day of first grade where Bonnie is seen making Forky a girlfriend out of a plastic knife. 

The last and most recent film in the series. We are taken on a road trip with Bonnie and the toys. Woody and Forky end up in an antique shop where we meet classic toys from the 80s and wow did they creep me out. We also added new toys to the group and Bo Peep returns. Overall it was good and thought it was a great ending but it was one of those films that didn’t hold my interest nearly as well. My 8 year old on the other hand, well he absolutely loved it.

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