The toys are back on the big screen with an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4. Do you ever look back at your first day of kindergarten? Well, that’s how Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the whole gang set off on their extremely enjoyable and wowing adventure.
That’s right — the whole gang is back with some new friendly faces.
This animated, adventurous, fresh and amusing film is directed by Josh Cooley. Get ready for a treat, as it is nothing short of magical.
Toy Story 4 is a computer-animated comedy produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. The story follows Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang as they embark on a road trip with Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw) and a new toy named Forky (Tony Hale). The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep (Annie Potts). As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.
Get ready as the old and new friends reveal how big the world can be for a toy.
The lead characters in the film welcome both veteran and new voices, including Woody, Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves), Forky, Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks), Bo Peep, Buzz Lightyear, Rex (Wallace Shawn) and many more talented actors.
The animation is groundbreaking, bright and beautiful. I was impressed by all the colors and details that make it so believable. For example, in a carnival scene, the rides and games seem to so real; I definitely felt as if I were part of the joy ride.
My favorite character is undeniably Forky, because he brings excitement and laughter to the film.
My favorite scene from Toy Story 4 is when Woody encounters Bo Peep after 10 years, and he introduces himself to her new friends. When he tries to give her a hug, a motorized car skunk comes through, with Bo Peep’s sheep controlling the car. Woody’s reaction is priceless. His eyebrows are up, and his eyes are wide open.
There are some risky actions in this film that younger children might try to imitate, such as jumping out of a moving vehicle, popping the tires, going into a store when it’s closed and jumping across shelves.
This film shares many important messages about friendship, helping others, love and, most importantly, never leave a friend stranded.
I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 16, as well adults. Toy Story 4 opens in theaters nationwide June 21. Make sure to check it out!