Disney/Pixar has released the first official look at Toy Story 4!
With the release of Toy Story 4 in 2019, the franchise will span almost 25 years.
The original Toy Story was released in 1995, with Toy Story 2 premiering in 1999. The third film, Toy Story 3, was released in 2010.
Speaking about the fourth film in the franchise, Tom Hanks, who voices Woody, said that “the emotional range of those movies has become more and more deep and profound and affecting” and that the ending of Toy Story 4 marks “a moment in history.”
Not only that, but if franchise co-star Tim Allen is to be believed, Toy Story 4 is apparently SADDER than Toy Story 3, which is no easy feat.
Allen, who famously voices Buzz in the Toy Story franchise, appeared on the CBS daytime program The Talk earlier this year and discussed how emotional the ending of Toy Story 4 is:
“Yes, I gotta resist getting emotional. I don’t want to give it away, but this is an incredibly great story,” he said. “…It is so emotional, it’s so funny, it’s so big, the idea they’ve come up with, I’m startled,” Allen said.
“I couldn’t even get through the last scene. I would love to be a Washington leaker. I just can’t do it. I can’t give any more away. They’ve got great characters but a couple of scenes toward the end were really hard to get through.”
Toy Story 4 is expected to be released in theaters on June 21, 2019.