Woody and Buzz welcome Forky to the beloved franchise in new Toy Story 4 footage shown at Disney’s CinemaCon presentation.
Disney previewed their massive 2019 slate to attendees at CinemaCon, which included films like Avengers: Endgame and The Lion King. Toy Story 4 was another film they highlighted at the presentation. Disney screened the first 17 minutes of Toy Story 4 at the convention and Variety has provided an in-depth description of what was shown:
“Toy Story 4” begins with a distraught Bonnie, who doesn’t want to leave her toys behind, preparing for her kindergarten orientation. Her toys are her close confidantes at home, but at school, Bonnie has trouble making new friends. It doesn’t get any easier for her when, after her teacher tasks the students with decorating a cup, a male classmate comes over and snatches all the crafts off Bonnie’s table. He’s not looking for a new pal.
Elsewhere in Bonnie’s backpack, it’s Woody to the rescue. Against the better wishes of Bonnie’s parents, the lovable sheriff snuck into school to ensure his owner adjusts to classroom life. When nobody is looking, Woody hops into the trashcan and tosses some unused supplies onto Bonnie’s work station. Bonnie doesn’t know where the materials came from, but she uses them — a plastic spork, a bright red pipe cleaner, and some googly eyes — to create a friend of her own: Forky.
When Woody (Tom Hanks) and Forky (Tony Hale) arrive back at Bonnie’s house, the cowboy introduces Bonnie’s creation to the gang, including Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Bo Peep (Annie Potts), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and Slinky Dog (Blake Clark). It sends Forky into an existential crisis. He’s not a toy, in his mind, he’s trash — literally.
Even though he’s composed of loose items Woody found in the garbage, the others help him understand how to be a toy. The clip ends as Bonnie and her family prepare to go on a road trip with Forky along for the ride.
Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 21, 2019. Here’s the official synopsis:
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) 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. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, 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.
Directed by Josh Cooley from a script written by Stephany Folsom, Toy Story 4 features the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Keanu Reeves.