The thing you kept hearing during the production of Toy Story 4 was, "The actors had a very emotional time recording some of their dialogue." People breaking down in tears on their final day in the studio. Tom Hanks calling the ending "a moment in history." Tim Allen so beside himself with grief that he could barely summon the will to whine about liberals for an entire afternoon. Quite frankly, the whole thing sounded kind of terrifying. What, exactly, were we getting into here? How could Toy Story 4 be more emotional than the final half hour of Toy Story 3?
We still don't know, but if the following trailer is any indication, we're in for a world of hurt.
This is the first full trailer for Toy Story 4, which means we're getting our very first look at the film's plotline. Looks like a fairly standard "Rescue that toy!" affair, but only on the surface. Dig a little deeper and it becomes obvious the folks at Pixar still have a few new life lessons to impart. Also, deploying The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" in an already-emotional trailer should be illegal. I mean, Jesus, guys.
Here's an unusually extensive offical plot 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."
What do you folks think? Excited for this one? Dreading the emotional ass-whooping we're all gonna take when Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21st? Spot any fun easter eggs in this new trailer? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for further Toy Story 4 updates as they roll in.