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Toy Story 4 Spinoff Possible, Tim Allen Compares Franchise to Avengers

This past weekend, Pixar and Disney unleashed the fourth (and final?) entry in the Toy Story saga into a theater near you. And today we have word via Buzz Lightyear himself Tim Allen that the series might continue on like Marvel's The Avengers with "offshoots of characters that have simultaneous stories." Or, you know, Toy Story spin-offs. In a recent interview, Allen was specifically asked if he thinks Toy Story 4 will be the final film in the franchise to which he responded:

"I can't give that away. There's very little to suggest that this isn't, at the very least, [part of] a much bigger world. It reminds me of the Avengers movies - there are not only offshoots of characters that have simultaneous stories, but the world itself got much bigger."

Tim Allen continues to say this.

"My sense is it's done. My creative side says, at the same time,
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Toy Story 4 sets record for biggest animated movie opening at the global box office

After a run of high profile flops such as Godzilla: King of the Monsters, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Men in Black: International, Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 injected some life into the box office this weekend with the sequel setting a new record for the biggest ever global opening for an animated movie.

Domestically, Toy Story 4 came in under its lofty tracking predictions but still managed a solid $118 million over the Friday to Sunday period, putting it ahead of its predecessor Toy Story 3 which opening with $110 million back in 2010.

Internationally, the film managed to pull in a further $120 million from 37 markets (including a $15 million opening in the UK) for a worldwide debut of $238 million – some $2 million above last year’s The Incredibles 2 for a new record opening for an animated feature.

See Also: Read our Toy Story 4 reviews here and here

With this weekend’s opening, the Toy Story
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Movie Review – Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4, 2019.

Directed by Josh Cooley.

Featuring the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, and Joan Cusack.

Synopsis:

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Hollywood will rarely skirt the opportunity to exploit a popular IP when money can be made, but perfunctory sequels are one thing. Then there’s adding another entry to Pixar’s much-cherished Toy Story franchise, an announcement so sacrilegious that many fans – this one included – were initially resigned to it being a mere cynical milking of the cash cow.

While Woody (Tom Hanks) could’ve easily ridden into the sunset back in 2010 with the richly satisfying Toy Story 3, billions in
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Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ Ends Pixar’s Flagship Series (For Now) on a Fine Note

It was said upon the release of Toy Story 3 that the franchise was done as far as Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear’s (Tim Allen) adventures were concerned. These sentiments made sense: it ended nicely on a logical breaking point, the boy whose name adorned their feet grown-up and gifting them to a new owner (Bonnie) who promised a warm future of happiness and play. Because simply retiring the characters would be dumb, Pixar decided to branch out into a trio of short comedic vignettes and pair of sitcom-length episodes that focused on different peripheral figures who deserved their time in the limelight. The studio could have continued in this direction for years and probably would have if not for an epiphany.

The braintrust got their light-bulb moment in the form of an obvious reunion: the usual gang and old friend Bo Peep (Annie Potts). So they (spearheaded
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Movie Review – Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4, 2019.

Directed by Josh Cooley.

Featuring the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack.

Synopsis:

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

After the conclusion of 2010’s Toy Story 3, millions of the series’ fans were left immensely satisfied with how that film wrapped up things in an emotionally powerful way, and it seemed as if that would be the final time we would see Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the crew. Fast forward eight years later, and Pixar officially announces a fourth film is coming which left people rather concerned as it seemed like it could potentially exist just to make some easy money.
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‘Toy Story 4′ Review

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Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Laurie Metcalf, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Betty White, Carl Reiner, Bill Hader, Patricia Arquette, Timothy Dalton, Flea | Written by Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom | Directed by Josh Cooley

Generally speaking, a fourth entry in a franchise isn’t usually something to get excited about – for every Avengers: Endgame and Mad Max: Fury Road, there’s a Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, a Jaws: The Revenge or a Men In Black: International. In the case of the Toy Story movies, the previous film already gave Woody and co a perfect ending, so what could a fourth instalment possibly bring to the table? Happily, Toy Story 4
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Toy Story 4 – Review

So right now all the entertainment pages are filled reports of “franchise fatigue”, that audiences are just not plunking down their moola and getting in line for this year’s models of….X-Men and Men in Black, to name two of many. The case could certainly be made for animated features with the soft returns of the “trained dragons’, Lego, and the swiftly sinking “pets”. But then the original cartoons Missing Link, Wonder Park, and those Ugly Dolls barely made a ripple at the box office. Not to worry, those dull days are over! Cue the music of that Thin Lizzy dance classic (apologies for the title tweak) because “The Toys are Back in Town”. Yes, after a year since Incredibles 2, the fine folks at Pixar are back with another addition to the “game changer” that began the CGI feature flicks. Yes, this is Toy Story 4. Oh, but you
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Toy Story 4 Cosbaby collectibles unveiled by Hot Toys

Hot Toys has unveiled a new line of Cosbaby collectible for the Disney-Pixar animated sequel Toy Story 4 which includes Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Alien, Slinky, Jessie, and sets for Woody & Forky, Bo Peep & Giggle, and Bunny & Ducky; check out the promotional images here…

Woody, Buzz and the rest of the Toy Story crew is returning in the long-awaited sequel, Toy Story 4! Friends of old and new are ready for the next adventure to discover how big the world can be for a toy. Based on the highly anticipated movie, today Hot Toys is presenting the Toy Story 4 Cosbaby collection that brings your beloved characters to life. Include Buzz Lightyear with eyeball rotation function, Jessie, Alien, Rex, Slinky Dog and amazing collectible sets featuring Woody with eyeball rotation function & Forky, Bo Peep & Giggle, also Ducky & Bunny, with each of the Cosbaby in the series standing approximately 8.5 – 11.5cm in height.
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Toy Story 4 Review

Once upon a time, the world shrank. But with it, our perspective grew. A child’s empty bedroom became a dome of life; a strip of road became a boundless race track; and crossing the neighbor’s fence felt as insurmountable as climbing Everest. For years, the universe birthed by the Toy Story movies has belonged in the same box as the knick-knacks dreams are made of. That is, until Toy Story 4.

The fourth piece to animation’s pinnacle franchise is a perfectly okay venture. While it never achieves the emotional heights of its predecessors, it earns its existence on the feats of its designers alone. Right out of the gates, the minds over at Pixar clearly take another step towards animated reality – yes, reality seems to be what the company that boasts talking dolls, cars, fish, and literal emotions is striving for – but as for the story itself,
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Toy Story 4 Movie Review

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Toy Story 4 Movie Review
Title: ‘Toy Story 4’ Director: Josh Cooley Featuring the voices of: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Jay Hernandez, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, June Squibb and Jack McGraw Learning to embrace every situation, […]

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‘Toy Story 4’: Your Favorite Animated Toy Franchise Does It Again

‘Toy Story 4’: Your Favorite Animated Toy Franchise Does It Again
How does Toy Story do it? The money spent on and made by these animated films could put a dent in the national debt. And yet Toy Story 4 is stolen by a cheap piece of plastic named Forky. Who’s that? Forky is a whatzit that Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw), a wildly enthusiastic but attention-challenged kindergartener, made out of a plastic spork by adding googly eyes, a Play-Doh mouth, red pipe cleaners for arms, and popsicle sticks for feet. “I’m trash,” says Forky as voiced by the hilarious and heartfelt Tony Hale (Veep,
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Toy Story 4 gets six new character posters

With just two days to go until Toy Story 4 arrives in cinemas, Disney-Pixar has released a new batch of character posters for the animated sequel featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, Forky, Duke Caboom, and Bunny & Ducky; take a look below…

See Also: Read our review of Toy Story 4 here

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
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Film Review: Another Winner from the Creative Team of ‘Toy Story 4’

Chicago – When you’ve brought to life one of the greatest animation series ever produced, there is not much to prove. The “Toy Story” series has relied on the strong and emotional stories since 1995, and after a nine year break comes back for one more intriguing spin for their characters, finding a new path in “Toy Story 4.”

Rating: 4.5/5.0

The premise is the promising element in this story, continuing the tale of the Toys from the third (and most emotional) installment. The creative team takes a totally different track in this chapter, allowing the Toys to be more autonomous from their human playmates, while still commenting on the value of toys, especially when one becomes special because it is manufactured from imagination. There is a lovely freedom for one of the Toy characters (Bo Peep), which gives the atmosphere a welcome feminist/humanist vibe. The 1970s of Toyland is also nicely represented,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ is aiming to win a comedy guest acting Emmy for the fourth year in a row

‘Saturday Night Live’ is aiming to win a comedy guest acting Emmy for the fourth year in a row
The comedy guest categories have been Emmy gold mines for “Saturday Night Live” since hosts were allowed to compete there 10 years ago. The show has collected 10 victories in that timespan — five in each category — and it’s bidding to continue its streak of winning at least one of the two races for the fourth consecutive year.

Since 2009, there have only been two years in which “SNL” did not win at least one of the two guest categories, 2013 and 2015. Melissa Leo (“Louie”) and Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory”) prevailed in 2013, with the latter finally winning his first Emmy, and Joan Cusack (“Shameless”) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”) triumphed in 2015. Cusack had the rare fortune of no female “SNL” hosts being nominated that year — something that has also only happened once, in 2010, on the comedy guest actor side.

See Cecily Strong on the ‘wild energy’ of Judge Jeanine on ‘Saturday Night Live
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The Five Best Joan Cusack Movies of Her Career

Some actors tend to do best if they’re not in the spotlight every second as the idea of supporting the leads and other actors tends to come naturally to them and as a result can be enough to launch and stabilize a career in which they’ll be constantly remembered. This doesn’t mean that stars like Joan Cusack will always be relegated to the shadows where they await notice, not at all, but it does mean that stardom comes from the level of support that they can offer the leading men and women in any role, and few do it better

The Five Best Joan Cusack Movies of Her Career
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Video Review – Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4, 2019

Directed by Josh Cooley.

Featuring the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, and Joan Cusack.

This week sees the release of Toy Story 4, the latest installment in the iconic Disney franchise. In the video below, Flickering Myth critic Ej Moreno shares his thoughts on the animated film, and how the movie compares to the previous entries; watch it here, and be sure to check out our YouTube channel for more reviews and exclusive videos…

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,
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Pixar Has Done It Again With “Toy Story 4”

You’ve still got a friend in them. Fear not, for Pixar has beaten the odds with Toy Story 4. Opening up this week, the sequel finds a moving and wholly unexpected way to continue the adventures of Woody, Buzz, and company. With new delightful characters, an ending you won’t see coming, and a message aimed more at adults than ever before, this is something special. Any worries that the animation giant would fumble the fourth time around are for naught. Not only is this one of Pixar’s best, it’s also one of the best films of the year so far, without question. The third sequel in the Toy Story franchise, Toy Story 4 finds both a new beginning as well as potential end for the series. Now living with Bonnie, Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) and the rest of Andy’s former toys have a new kid.
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Toy Story 4 Premiere Interviews – Tom Hanks & more on Woody’s Next Big Adventure

Woody, Buzz & the gang are back as Toy Story 4 introduces new characters Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves), Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks) and Bunny and Ducky (Jordan Peele & Keegan-Michael Key). Tom Hanks, Tim Allen return as do Timothy Dalton (Mr. Pricklepants), Wallace Shawn (Rex), Joan Cusack (Jessie)and Kristen Schaal as Trixie.

This evening the latest Pixar sequel came to London for the European Premiere, with Tom Hanks walking the red carpet along with director Josh Cooley and Producers Jonas Rivera and Mark Nielsen.

Colin Hart, Brent Hart and Scott Davis were on the red carpet and conducted these interviews. Toy Story 4 is in cinemas across the world on the 21st of June, 2019.

Toy Story 4 Premiere Interviews

Synopsis

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Woody, Buzz
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Toy Story 4 Review

Woody, Buzz, and the gang return for one more magical, moving adventure in Toy Story 4.

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If there was any franchise that didn’t seem to warrant any continuation, it was the Toy Story series. The nearly perfect trilogy, whose first movie launched Pixar and changed the animation game back in 1995, came to a darker but profoundly moving close in 2010 with Toy Story 3. It seemed as if there were very few places that the story of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy’s anthropomorphic toys--now belonging to toddler Bonnie at the third film’s fadeout--could have gone after that.

But business rules all in the world of high-roller Hollywood filmmaking, and the nearly $2 billion grossed by the Toy Story films (let alone merchandise and other ancillary profit streams) almost demanded that the series continue. So now nine years after we bid farewell in Toy Story 3,
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Movie Review – Toy Story 4 (2019)

Toy Story 4, 2019.

Directed by Josh Cooley.

Featuring the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, Jodi Benson, John Ratzenberger, Keanu Reeves, Jordan Peele, Timothy Dalton, Keegan-Michael Key, Kristen Schaal, Laurie Metcalf, Bonnie Hunt, Lori Alan, Jeff Garlin, Tony Hale, Estelle Harris, Bud Luckey, Jeff Pidgeon, Christina Hendricks, Ally Maki, Don Rickles, Madeleine McGraw, Carl Reiner, Carol Burnett, John Morris, Jack McGraw, Alan Oppenheimer, June Squibb, Jay Hernández, Carl Weathers, Betty White, Mel Brooks, and Flea.

Synopsis:

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Toy Story 4 is, against all odds, a great movie. More shocking, it somehow justifies its own existence following up a perfect ending with yet another emotional stranglehold of closure. One has to imagine that this will be the final entry,
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