There’s less than a month before Toy Story 4 lands in theaters–advanced tickets are now on sale–which continues the adventures of Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), and their motley crew of toy companions. There are also a couple of new faces in the mix–and the return of an old one. We know Bo Peep (Annie Potts) is returning to the franchise after sitting out Toy Story 3, while new carnival toys played by Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are popping up.
Another new addition is Forky (Tony Hale), the toy that Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw)–who inherited the Woody and his pals from Andy–made herself that is the subject of a brand-new clip from the film. The new toy, who was first introduced in a Toy Story 4 teaser trailer, looks like an art project gone horribly wrong, as Bonnie seems to have attached pipe cleaners and googly eyes to a spork, which brought it to life.
In the clip, it’s revealed that Woody seemingly snuck into Bonnie’s backpack and went to school with her for the day, only to come home with Forky in tow. The little spork looks downright terrified of his fellow toys, while the gang is mostly fascinated. Woody also mentions there’s a road trip coming for the toys.
This road trip is central to the movie’s plot. Along the way, Woody ends up reuniting with Bo Peep, who isn’t the same toy you remember from Toy Story 2. According to the movie’s synopsis, “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.”
This new evolution of Bo Peep is an important one, as the character steps into the spotlight. When GameSpot visited Pixar headquarters to learn more about Toy Story 4, the movies story artist Carrie Hobson explained, “Ultimately, we decided she’s a character who decided she didn’t just want to sit on a shelf waiting for life to happen. She learned to adapt. She takes chances and is somewhat unpredictable–a lot different from Woody. She doesn’t play by toy rules, so she can literally change her default ‘toy mode,’ which means when a kid picks her up, she can change what pose she’s locked into, enabling her to be a different type of toy depending on the kid that’s playing with her. She’s more active and resourceful in her life as a lost toy.”
Thanks to this growth in Bo Peep, Woody will face some changes of his own. Story supervisor Valerie LaPoint teased the cowboy is “going to evolve and change and grow through this film.”
After toy toys found new life with Bonnie in Toy Story 4, it sounds like it may be time for them to find themselves in the new movie. Toy Story 4 is in theaters on June 21.
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