Push me to the edge, all our Toy Story friends are back from their latest near-death experience! In the teaser for Disney’s Toy Story 4, the gang’s all here: Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head (Don Rickles, RIP, and Estelle Harris), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Slinky Dog (Blake Clark), and all the rest. There’s a new addition, though, in a decorated (?) spork (??) named Forky who’s flipping out. “I don’t belong here,” Forky says, throwing our friendly reunion into chaos.
Toy Story 4 was originally going to be a romantic comedy about Woody finally getting together with Bo Peep, and was to be written by Rashida Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack. The duo dropped the project because of Pixar’s treatment of women and people of color. Now it looks like there’s a new toy in the mix. See Toy Story 4 in theaters June 21, 2019.
Update, 11/13: Not satisfied with letting Detective Pikachu steal a bit of their thunder, Disney/Pixar has released another Toy Story 4 teaser. This time, we get a glimpse at some of the new supporting furry folks. Meet Ducky (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key) and Bunny (voiced by Jordan Peele), two pals who can’t quite remember Buzz Lightyear’s famous line. “To infinity, and your mom!” Bunny says. “To insanity, and a blonde!” Ducky corrects. When the real Buzz and Woody show up to fact-check, Ducky and Bunny are delightfully unimpressed.