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Toy Story 4 Earns Perfect 100% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes Score

Disney and Pixar, somewhat unsurprisingly, seem to have another classic on their hands as Toy Story 4 has debuted with a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. The forthcoming entry in Pixar's defining franchise, initially, was something that seemed odd to many moviegoers. Toy Story 3 seemingly wrapped everything up and put a nice bow on it. As such, some were concerned a fourth movie might sully the legacy. Apparently, that isn't going to be the case.

As of this writing, with 65 reviews counted, Toy Story 4 has an unblemished 100 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That is an exceedingly rare feat for any movie, let alone a fourth entry in a franchise that has been going for more than two decades. But Toy Story isn't just any franchise. In fact, Both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 also have perfect critical ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Toy Story 3 is the only exception,
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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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Review: Toy Story 4 Is Another Beautiful and Emotional Chapter in Pixar's Beloved Franchise

When it was first announced that Pixar was developing a fourth Toy Story film, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. “Not another one! Toy Story 3 was the perfect conclusion to the trilogy!” I said. I know a lot of people were thinking the same thing; a lot of fans still are!

What started to change my attitude is when actors like Tom Hanks and Tim Allen started talking about the film and the story and how emotional it is. It’s what they had to say about the movie that started to win me over and then as the trailers were released, my excitement about seeing these characters up on the big screen again started to grow and the excitement within me grew.

I was still a little apprehensive when I attended the press screening of the film with my daughter, but as the film started playing those feelings just melted away,
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‘Toy Story 4’ Film Review: Woody and Company Return for a Sequel That’s No Buzz-Kill

  • The Wrap
‘Toy Story 4’ Film Review: Woody and Company Return for a Sequel That’s No Buzz-Kill
After the unalloyed triumph that was “Toy Story 3,” did we need another sequel to the popular Pixar series? Not really. Now that “Toy Story 4” exists, does it tarnish the reputation of a franchise that is the gold standard in contemporary American animation? Not in the slightest.

To watch “Toy Story 4,” or any of its direct predecessors, is to be reminded of the pleasure, the emotion, the wit and the craft that is so often missing from mass-market animation. While knock-offs abound, spouting the same tired messaging about believing in yourself and not being fooled by appearances — looking at you, “UglyDolls” — the “Toy Story” movies have turned a heap of playthings into characters with souls and motivations.

We open with a flashback to a rainy night in what we should now call the “Andy era” of these movies, where we see Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) and Bo
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Film Review: ‘Toy Story 4’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Toy Story 4’
The number 4 typically doesn’t bode well for film franchises, which understandably has quite a few “Toy Story” fans feeling nervous. When it comes to constructing dramatic arcs across multiple movies, trilogies seem to offer a natural cycle, after which creatives must decide whether to reinvent or carry on toward Episodes 5, 6 and 7, hoping not to derail things in the process (à la “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” and “Jaws: The Revenge”).

Those are the stakes facing “Toy Story 4,” but this is Pixar we’re talking about — a place where followups level up — and this series’ quaternary installment adds so much that audiences will find it hard to imagine the saga without it. After all, Pixar is the kind of studio that so believes in doing right by its properties, it scrapped Disney’s slapdash direct-to-video plans for “Toy Story 2” in order to make a theatrical sequel that surpassed the original.
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‘Toy Story 4’ Review: A Hilarious, Uplifting Look at a Second Act

I honestly thought that the Toy Story franchise didn’t have anything left in the tank. Toy Story 3 was good, but when your characters are holding hands as they descend into a fiery pit, that seems like you’ve reached the point where you’ve wrenched maximum drama from your franchise. But Toy Story 4 is an unexpected delight, and while other Pixar sequels have ranged from awful (Cars 2) to solid (Finding Dory) to above average (Incredibles 2), Toy Story 4 is the best Pixar sequel since Toy Story 2. Although it still uses the same rescue plot …
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‘Men in Black: International’ Aside, the Death of Sequels Is Greatly Exaggerated

‘Men in Black: International’ Aside, the Death of Sequels Is Greatly Exaggerated
This spring, studios seemed almost sequel shy. Since “Avengers: Endgame” opened in late April and became the biggest hit in the biggest franchise of our time, there’s been only four major-studio sequels or remakes. “Aladdin,” both a remake and the live-action redo of an animated classic, has been a breakout hit. There’s the X-Men flop that is “Dark Phoenix;” “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” which will be lucky to see $100 million domestic; and “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” which saw a low-end opening for the studio’s Illumination animated unit.

Now we have two sequels in one weekend with “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft,” the first of a dozen sequels that will be released this summer. It’s a tidy framework to study whether audiences are tiring of retreads. The answer could be key in determining stability of the industry that is now so dependent on them.
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'Toy Story 4': Film Review

Any fears that the further Disneyfication of Pixar would result in the diminution of the latter's foundational franchise are put to rest at once in Toy Story 4, an entirely wonderful continuation of the series that 24 years ago launched an era in the annals of animation. It's been nearly a decade since Toy Story 3 put a satisfying capper on what seemed likely to remain a trilogy, but the same level of wit, imagination and, yes, magic has been summoned to create yet another fully worthy sibling.

If it wasn't clear before, it's now certain what ...
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Tom Hanks and Tim Allen Reveal The Toy Story Scenes That Had Them ''Choked Up''

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen Reveal The Toy Story Scenes That Had Them ''Choked Up''
The Toy Story 4 cast is revealing their favorite parts about the famous franchise — and, boy, is it sweet. E! News' Erin Lim had the opportunity to catch up with the impressive cast at the premiere, where they dished on all things toys. Believe it or not, it seems like Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have learned a lot from their characters over the years. They even revealed the things that had them choked up! According to Hanks, the scene that reduced him to a "puddle of tears" is from Toy Story 3, which, in his defense, had pretty much everyone dabbing a tissue to their eye. "It was at the end of Toy Story, in which everyone was going to meet their...
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Keanu Reeves Addresses The Keanuaissance, Says He’s Just Glad To Be Here

We probably don’t deserve Keanu Reeves. The man’s an unambiguous source of good in the world, brightening the lives of those around him and bringing joy to millions around the globe. Just look at the rapturous reception he received when he appeared on stage during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, causing a starstruck fan to yell “You’re breathtaking” up at him.

This recent career uptick has been dubbed the Keanuaissance and key events in it are the snowballing popularity of the John Wick franchise, his hilarious self-deprecating role in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe and several high profile projects coming up, including his appearance in Pixar’s Toy Story 4.

It was at a press conference for the aforementioned movie that Reeves was asked what he made of all this, and his response was classically laconic:

“Well, I’m glad to be here. I’m glad to be having a revival.
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Tim Allen on the Sadness of Loss in Toy Story 4

David Crow Jun 12, 2019

Tim Allen reflects on why playing Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 4 can hit him hard after all these years.

Toy Story 4 took Tim Allen by surprise. As the irreplaceable voice of Buzz Lightyear, the spaceman action figure who once upon a time believed himself to be an actual spaceman, Allen has time and again been struck by the subtle maturity and sophistication of the Toy Story movies. Yet the fourth film still revealed new layers when he returned to begin voicing early animatic sequences—much to the Pixar filmmakers’ relief.

Often lighthearted and ever self-deprecating during a Toy Story 4 press conference in Disney World, Allen became something approaching earnest when discussing what impact that film’s overarching story had on him.

“I read through it and then the end was mercurial,” Allen says. “It was so bold, and I wrestle with loss in my
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Toy Story 4 Will 'Wreck Your Emotions' According to Glowing First Reactions

Toy Story 4 Will 'Wreck Your Emotions' According to Glowing First Reactions
Buzz, Woody and the gang are back for round four, and if early reviews are any indication, Toy Story 4 will be a welcome addition to the beloved franchise.

The film, set to premiere June 21, got had its world premiere Tuesday, and received rave reviews from critics, who praised its humor, heart and originality.

Toy Story 4 comes nearly a decade after the franchise’s third installment, which found everyone’s favorite rag-tag group of toys being passed on from longtime owner Andy to daycare student Bonnie.

The action picks up with Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang living with Bonnie and her new toy,
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Toy Story 3 In Real Life Gives Us a Trailer and Release Date

Toy Story 3 Irl is a phenomenon I had not heard of before now. It’s a shot for shot remake of the Disney film, done in real life. It’s accurate and pretty dang well done for it being a fan-made film. We have a trailer for you to watch today that gives you a look at what we can expect.

Here’s what the brothers who are creating the project had to say about their massive project:

Two brothers (with the support of their awesome family and friends) have been working on a shot-for-shot recreation of Toy Story 3. This project has been an incredible undertaking, and they’ve made the decision to have this complete by September 19, 2019. Finally, a release date! Remember, this is not a studio film, nor is the project in any way backed by Disney/Pixar. With that said, release date is subject to change.
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First ‘Toy Story 4’ Reactions Tease Another Poignant Adventure for the Beloved Pixar Franchise

Almost a decade after Toy Story 3 delivered seemingly a perfect ending to Pixar's beloved animated franchise, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the gang are back for a new adventure in Toy Story 4. The new installment takes a somewhat philosophical approach, contending on what it means to be a toy when Woody's adventure leads him to Forky (Tony Hale); a hand-crafted toy who considers himself trash; the villainous Gabby-Gabby (Christina Hendricks), who hasn't found her place in the world after losing her voice box; and back to his old friend Bo …
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‘Toy Story 4’ Early Buzz: Is This Sequel Worth It After ‘Toy Story 3’s Great Ending?

‘Toy Story 4’ Early Buzz: Is This Sequel Worth It After ‘Toy Story 3’s Great Ending?
It’s been nine years since the cathartic, emotional ending of Toy Story 3 led Woody, Buzz, and the gang into a whole new chapter of their lives. With such a huge amount of goodwill built up for this franchise, continued by several delightful shorts that have been released on TV since then, Pixar was taking […]

The post ‘Toy Story 4’ Early Buzz: Is This Sequel Worth It After ‘Toy Story 3’s Great Ending? appeared first on /Film.
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Stapleton feels honoured to sing this song

Grammy Award-winning musician Chris Stapleton has lent his voice to the end-credit version of "The Ballad of the lonesome cowboy", an original song from the forthcoming film "Toy Story 4". He says it's a tremendous honor to get to sing a song composed by Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter Randy Newman.

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"To me what has made the 'Toy Story' films hold up over time has been the strength of the stories and the songs and the writing and the characters," Stapleton said in a statement.

"There's something for people of all ages to enjoy in the world that is 'Toy Story'. It's a tremendous honor to get to sing a Randy Newman song in what is without question one of the most iconic animated franchises in history," he added.

Newman famously wrote the song "You've got
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Hear Chris Stapleton Sing ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy’ From ‘Toy Story 4’

Hear Chris Stapleton Sing ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy’ From ‘Toy Story 4’
Chris Stapleton lends his voice to the end-credit version of “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” an original song from the forthcoming film Toy Story 4. The latest installment of the beloved Pixar series, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack, hits theaters June 20th.

With a loping, cinematic Western arrangement that marries rumbling baritone guitars and lush strings, “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” — sung from protagonist Woody’s perspective — is about the rewards of opening oneself up to form lasting relationships with others. “You came along, changed
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Toy Story 4 Brings in 4 Surprise Comedy Legends to Voice Abandoned Toys

Toy Story 4 Brings in 4 Surprise Comedy Legends to Voice Abandoned Toys
The already impressive voice cast of Toy Story 4 just got even more impressive, as several comedy legends are set to voice new characters in the Pixar sequel. Mel Brooks, Betty White, Carol Burnett and Carl Reiner are all voicing old toys in the movie and, what's more, the toys are all going to have pun-heavy names that nod to the comedians in real life. To top it all off, we have a new image that shows off the icons as they will appear on screen.

According to a new report, 92-year-old Young Frankenstein director Mel Brooks voices an elephant named Melephant Brooks. Legendary TV star Carol Burnett, 86, voices a children's seat, quite naturally, named Chairol Burnett, whereas comedy genius Carl Reiner, 97, plays a pink rhino named Carl Reineroceros. Last, but certainly not least, the 97-year-old Golden Girls icon Betty White plays a teething toy named Bitey White. Brooks had
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The Morning Watch: ‘Toy Story 3’ In Real Life Trailer, ‘Minority Report’ Video Essay & More

The Morning Watch: ‘Toy Story 3’ In Real Life Trailer, ‘Minority Report’ Video Essay & More
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch a trailer for a remake of Toy […]

The post The Morning Watch: ‘Toy Story 3’ In Real Life Trailer, ‘Minority Report’ Video Essay & More appeared first on /Film.
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Toy Story 4 tracking points to biggest animated box office opening ever

Disney has already smashed a host of box office records this year thanks to Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, and it looks like they’ll be setting another this month thanks to the Disney-Pixar sequel Toy Story 4.

According to tracking estimates (via Dark Horizons), Woody, Buzz and the gang are on course to topple the $182 million debut of last year’s Incredibles 2, with Toy Story 4 looking at a domestic three-day opening weekend of $200 million.

Not only would that be a high for the Toy Story franchise (currently held by Toy Story 3 on $110.3 million), but it would also set a new opening record for an animated movie.

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Three weeks out from its release, and Toy Story 4 has already set a pre-sales record, with Atom Tickets revealing that its first 24 hours of sales were 50% up on
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