Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date), and produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out, Up) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer Inside Out), Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019
In 1995, Toy Story marked a major milestone in animated moviemaking as the first fully computer animated feature film; it was the highest grossing movie of the year and nominated for three Oscars and two Golden Globes. Four years later, Toy Story 2 broke opening weekend box office records, won the Golden Globe for best motion picture — comedy or musical, as well as a Grammy for best song written for a motion picture. Released in 2010, Toy Story 3 won Oscars for best animated feature film and best achievement in music written for motion pictures, original song. The film also won a Golden Globe and BAFTA for best animated film, and was the second Pixar film to be nominated for the best picture Oscar.
Fans around the world thought the toys’ story had ended. “Like most people, I assumed that Toy Story 3 was the end of the story,” said director Josh Cooley. “Turns out it was only the end of Woody’s story with Andy. 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.”
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid. Now that Andy has gone off to college, Woody’s loyalty is to Bonnie. But as Bonnie gears up for kindergarten, she’s feeling a little apprehensive. “Transition is a big thematic piece of this movie,” says producer Jonas Rivera. “Bonnie is growing up and transitioning into kindergarten, and Woody is transitioning into a new role. We’ve never seen him in this situation before.”
Watch the trailer here