The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're two worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.Written by
Inside Margarets (antique shop owner) home, when she opens her refrigerator, a glimpse of two Chinese takeout boxes a very specific design which appeared in the Pizza Planet truck in Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Ratatouille (2007), Inside Out (2015) and Incredibles 2 (2018). It's first appearance was in A Bug's Life (1998) where it was called, "The Chinese Cabinet of Metamorphosis." See more »
Bo Peep's time line is full of mistakes. She was donated nine years before the film. When she meets Woody she says she's been "lost" for seven years. Based on various comments, in that two year time span she was given to a little girl who grew up to not need her and spent years in the antiques store before getting bored enough to go on her own. See more »
Like many people, I thought this film would be the weakest in the series, and a pointless sequel. But man, I was wrong. We were all wrong. From the first trailer, I thought it would have been disappointing, like I was with 'Incredibles 2', but I can say with much confidence, that 'Toy Story 4' was another satisfying entry in the 'Toy Story' series.
After the third film, me, like any other thought there was nowhere else to go with the series. As it felt like the perfect final chapter. However, it turns out you could still expand the story. As the writers thought of a perfect ending to the story of Woody. As in the film, Woody feels as if he doesn't belong, as cowboy doll is likely to not get the attention a little girl. Which leads to a satisfying ending to his arc. Not only that, but this is probably the most mature film in the series, as it deals with themes of independence, and being loved. The film also has very good comedic writing, in my opinion. This film is a logical progression of the story of the 'Toy Story' trilogy.
My only real issues with the story, is the fact that the other characters take a lot more a backseat than the other movies. However, this is Woody's movie, so I should expect it to not focus on them. And it is only a small criticism I have with the film's story.
Both the new and old characters are either, just as good as they were in the previous films, and the new characters are nice additions to the 'Toy Story' series. They all go through a logical progression and grow as the film goes on, and the same thing goes for the new characters.
Like the previous films, the animation is just as good, and true Pixar level 3D animation. Of course the good animation quality is gonna be good, it's Pixar. But I still felt it's something to praise.
In conclusion, this film is an entertaining watch, a logical progression of the story, and a surprisingly satisfying film. It was worth the 9 year wait, and I loved this movie as much as the other films in the franchise. And some of Pixar's best work.
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