Toy Story 4: Keanu Reeves as Duke Kaboom in new trailer, and everything you need to know about Pixar movie

Toy Story 4, the fourth instalment of the Pixar franchise, is slated for release in 2019. The film was initially planned as a sequel to 2010’s ‘Toy Story 3’ when it was announced in 2014, but later developed into a romantic comedy that was separate from previous instalments.

According to Tom Hanks, who is a part of the cast of the film, this instalment’s climax will be a “moment in history.”

Release Date

The film is slated for release on June 21 in the US, and between June 19 and August 30 across the world.

The plot of the film revolves around Woody (Tom Hanks) and a new toy Forky (Tony Hale) that are owned by Bonnie. Forky is Bonnie’s craft project turned into a toy but is rejected by other toys for not being good enough and Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should accept himself for being a toy. The toy team unexpectedly ends up going on an excursion when Bonnie takes them on a road trip. During the trip, Woody meets his girlfriend from the past, Bo Peep, and that takes the film in a new direction.

Tom Hanks as Sheriff Woody

Hanks has voiced Woody in all the instalments of the franchise. He is the protagonist of the franchise and was initially owned by Andy Davis, but in the third film, he is taken home by Bonnie. Woody is a cowboy doll.

Annie Potts as Bo Peep

Actor Annie Potts voices for the role of Bo Peep, Woody’s long lost girlfriend who we last saw in Toy Story 2. She was a dainty doll previously, but now she has changed into a badass traveller doll who reunites with Woody after Bonnie takes him and the other toys on a road trip.

Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear

Actor Tim Allen plays the role of Buzz Lightyear, appeared in the first Toy Story as Woody’s rival. He’s a space ranger toy, who replaced Woody as Andy’s favourite toy in the first film. After going through many adventures together, he is now Woody’s best friend.

Tony Hale as Forky

Tony Hale voices Forky, a new character in Toy Story 4. He is created by Woody’s owner Bonnie as a part of a crafts project, but he is not accepted by the other toys that Bonnie owns, and as a result, he doubts himself as a toy. Woody tries to convince him otherwise in the film.

Christina Hendricks as Gabby Gabby

Christina Hendricks will be voicing the villain of the film Gabby Gabby, who is inspired by 1950s creepy dolls, the ones that the movie ‘Chucky’ was based on!

Other cast membersJoan Cusack as JessieBlake Clark as Slinky DogWallace Shawn as RexJohn Ratzenberger as HammEstelle Harris as Mrs. Potato HeadJodi Benson as BarbieMichael Keaton as KenJeff Pidgeon as AliensKristen Schaal as TrixieBonnie Hunt as DollyTimothy Dalton as Mr. PricklepantsJeff Garlin as ButtercupLaurie Metcalf as Mrs. DavisLori Alan as Mrs. Anderson

Director-Writer

The film is directed by Josh Cooley who is well known for working on Disney’s ‘Inside Out’ and a short animation titled ‘Riley’s First Date’. The film was written by Stephany Folsom and Andrew Stanton. Andrew is well known for co-writing ‘Finding Nemo’ and its sequel ‘Finding Dory’.

‘Toy Story 4’ will introduce three new characters in the film. According to a report in Entertainment Weekly, the three characters will include Duke Caboom who is a motorcyclist-riding 70s action figure. Caboom will be voiced by Keanu Reeves. We will also see Officer Giggle McDimples, who is a Polly Pocket inspired police officer from 1980s Giggle McDimples line of miniature playset and this character is voiced by Ally Maki.

And finally, the villain of the new film, Gabby Gabby, who is inspired by the 1950s creepy dolls. Christina Hendricks will be voicing for Gabby Gabby.

The first trailer of the film was released on March 19 and it featured the beginning of Woody’s new adventure, Bo Peep’s transformation from a dainty doll to a badass traveller toy and a new toy that is going through an existential crisis. There is also a dash of horror with the character of Gabby Gabby,  inspired from the 1950s creepy dolls.

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