The international trailer and poster for Toy Story 4 features brand-new footage from the Pixar sequel. It's been nine years since Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the Toy Story gang's last appearance on the big screen in 2010's Toy Story 3. While the characters have returned in a handful of made-for-TV specials in that time, most people had probably assumed the Toy Story films were done by this point and the long rumored fourth installment would never come to pass. Well, suffice it to say, it did, but not without going through its fair share of trials and tribulations behind the scenes.
That's all in the past now and Toy Story 4 is currently on-track to make its June release date with ease. Disney-Pixar kicked off the film's marketing back in November and most recently released a full-length trailer that breaks down the movie's story, while at the same time hinting at Woody's larger character arc. The studios have now unveiled a preview that shifts the focus a bit to Woody's pal Buzz and his own road trip adventure in the sequel.
As this trailer illustrates, Toy Story 4 will follow the toys as they take a road trip with their owner Bonnie and her new favorite toy: a craft project known as Forky (voiced by Tony Hale). Unlike the U.S. trailer, however, the international preview focuses primarily on Woody's attempt to help Forky - who's suffering an existential crisis about being a toy now - and Buzz's subsequent efforts to find Woody, after he's separated from Bonnie and her toys while trying to save Forky. It's a more light-hearted promo than the U.S. version overalll and avoids spending too much time on Woody's own existential crisis in the film (which is trigged when he reunites with his lost love Bo Peep and learns that she's been living without a human owner for years now).
The international trailer also highlights the various newcomers in the film, which (in addition to Forky) include Keanu Reeves as a 1970s toy called Duke Caboom and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as a pair of carnival toys named Ducky and Bunny. By the look of things, these silly new toys will help to offset the sequel's more dramatic elements and provide some laughs along the way to what could end up being a rather poignant conclusion. Toy Story 4 has a high bar to clear after the original Toy Story trilogy, but it's starting to feel more and more up to the task with each passing trailer.
Source: Disney UK
- Toy Story 4 (2019) release date: Jun 21, 2019