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Character Posters Released for Disney●Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’

Check out these brand-new character posters for Disney●Pixar’s Toy Story 4, in U.S. theaters June 21, 2019.  The posters feature Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz (voice of Tim Allen), Forky (voice of Tony Hale), and Ducky (voice of Keegan-Michael Key) & Bunny (voice of Jordan Peele).

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Disney●Pixar
Disney●Pixar
Disney●Pixar

‘Toy Story 4’ Teaser Trailer Marks a New Beginning for Woody and the Gang

Woody and the rest of the toys are back for an all-new adventure in Toy Story 4, welcoming new friends to Bonnie’s room, including a reluctant new toy called Forky. “Like most people, I assumed that Toy Story 3 was the end of the story,” said director Josh Cooley. “And it was the end of Woody’s story with Andy. But just like in life, every ending is a new beginning. Woody now being in a new room, with new toys, and a new kid, was something we have never seen before. The questions of what that would be like became the beginning of an entertaining story worth exploring.”

Forky, who is voiced by comedian Tony Hale, insists that he is not a toy. An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip. “The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose,” said Cooley. “A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie made out of a disposable spork, so he’s facing a crisis. He wants to fulfill his purpose as a spork, but now has a new toy purpose thrust upon him.”

“It’s a huge thrill to be part of the Toy Story family,” Hale said. “But it’s going to take a while for it to really sink in.”

Said Cooley, “When we thought up this character, Tony was the first actor that came to mind and I’m thrilled he accepted. Tony’s performance as Forky is a comedy salad of confidence, confusion, and empathy… served by hilarious spork.”

The 1995 film Toy Story, which launched the franchise, was the first fully computer-animated feature film and the highest grossing movie of the year. The film was nominated for three Oscars® and two Golden Globes.® The Golden Globe-winning Toy Story 2 is the first film to be entirely created, mastered and exhibited digitally; and was also the first animated sequel to gross more than its original, breaking opening weekend box office records in the U.S., UK and Japan, becoming the highest grossing animated release of 1999. In 2010, Toy Story 3 won Oscars® for best animated feature film and best achievement in music written for motion pictures, original song (Randy Newman/“We Belong Together”). The film also won a Golden Globe and BAFTA for best animated film. It was the second Pixar film to be nominated for the best picture Oscar. It’s also Pixar’s second highest-grossing film of all time behind Incredibles 2.

Joining Hale in Toy Story 4 are Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack, who return as the voices of Woody, Buzz and Jessie. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date?) and produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out, Up) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer, Inside Out), Toy Story 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.


VIDEO: ‘Toy Story 4’ Teaser Trailer Reaction

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NEW Late Night Nutella Hazelnut Mocha Cupcake at Sprinkles at Disney Springs

The Nutella Hazelnut Mocha Cupcake is now available at Sprinkles at Disney Springs after 8p.m.!  This special treat features rich coffee chocolate cake filled with whipped Nutella, frosted with mocha buttercream and finished with a rim of chopped and toasted hazelnuts.

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During your visit, you can also try The Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cupcake which is a Pumpkin cupcake, cored and filled with their new pecan pie filling, then topped with marshmallow cream and given a nice hard toast. This one is also available through November 30.

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Sprinkles is a bakery located in The Town Center of Disney Springs and known for their popular gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily with unique flavors and high-quality ingredients.  For more information, click here.