“I don’t belong here!” Toy Story 4 teaser trailer and the messy business of belonging

(image via IMP Awards)

 

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Woody 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. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.  (synopsis via YouTube (c) Disney-Pixar)

When you really love a toy, I mean really love a toy like Andy and now Bonnie loves Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack) and the rest of the toy room gang who have delighted and moved us over three brilliantly-realised movies so far, it feels as if no time at all passes between the times you’re with them.

After all, it’s been nine years since that deeply-moving end to Toy Story 3 and yet as Disney sneak debuts the teaser trailer to the upcoming instalment, yup Toy Story 4 – about as imaginatively-named as my childhood toys Teddy, Little Teddy, Donkey and Dog but hey, I’m not complaining – it feels like no time has passed at all.

That’s how it is with old friends; although as this hilariously schmozzle-y trailer gloriously shows, not so much with the new friends, particularly if they have identity issues and upset the whole rhythm of long-established patterns of play.

But perhaps all that change is what it’s like to be a toy, especially an older, much-loved one?

Guess we’ll find out when Toy Story 4 releases 20 June 2019 Australia and 21 June 2019 in USA.

 

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