From the moment I saw a small glimpse of Toy Story 4, I have eagerly been waiting for MORE! Having grown up with these characters, I’m very excited to see where they are now. I think if you grew up with Toy Story, those toys and the story itself, hold a special place in your heart. Remember how you felt at the end of Toy Story 3? I have a feeling that Toy Story 4 is going to tug at our hearts even harder. Today a brand new Toy Story 4 trailer, poster, AND characters have released! Let’s take a look!
TOY STORY 4 POSTER
Look at that!! As you can see, there are several NEW characters. I’m going to be honest though…those ventriloquist dolls creep me out a bit. Yikes! Can we take a second to talk about Bo Peep? Because she looks FIERCE! Seriously. She’s not the same Bo Peep we were introduced many years ago. I’m really looking forward to seeing how her character has developed. I’m loving that she appears to be a strong female.
New Characters in Toy Story 4
Among the new faces is GABBY GABBY, an adorable, talking pull-string doll from the 1950s. But unfortunately for her, a manufacturing defect in her pull-string voice box has left her sounding anything but adorable. Gabby Gabby is voiced by Christina Hendricks.
DUKE CABOOM is a 1970s toy based on Canada’s greatest stuntman. Riding his powerful Caboom stunt-cycle, Duke is always prepared to show off his stunt poses with confidence and swagger. Duke Caboom is voiced by another great Canadian, Keanu Reeves.
GIGGLE MCDIMPLES is a miniature plastic doll from the 1980s Giggle McDimples toy line. Giggle is Bo Peep’s best friend. Small enough to perch on Bo’s shoulder, Giggle is Bo’s confidant, supporter and advisor. Ally Maki voices the tiny character.
BENSON is a classic, antique ventriloquist dummy, and Gabby Gabby’s right hand. He leads a small group of ventriloquist dummies that serve as Gabby’s henchmen. With no person to give them a voice, these silent toys patrol the antique store with a looming quietness that is inherently unsettling.
“The dummies are, by far, some of the creepiest characters we’ve ever created,” says producer Mark Nielsen. “Our animators really leaned into the truth in materials for how our ventriloquist dummies move. Dummies’ bodies are soft with no structure, so our dummies’ arms just dangle and their legs bend backwards. Throw in their fixed expressions with their wide eyes and big hinged jaws and they’re nightmare material—in the best way possible.”
TOY STORY 4 SYNOPSIS:
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
And now for what you really want to see…the Toy Story 4 Trailer!!
Can you even stand it?! What a way to welcome summertime!
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Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019. What do you think of the Toy Story 4 trailer and new characters?