'Forky Asks A Question': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the Disney+ show from 'Toy Story'
A goofy toy named Forky was introduced in the trailer of 'Toy Story 4' to add more fun drama and tension with his reluctance to accept himself. Insisting he is "trash" and not a toy, Forky emphatically declares, "I don't belong here!"
The toy will be seen in a standalone Disney+ series titled 'Forky Asks A Question' of 10 shorts under 10 minutes each. An adorable little squiggly face, the character is shaped like a spork attached with a pipe-cleaner. The series might also feature Woody, Bo Peep and Bonnie.
Tony Hale, the voice of Forky, revealed in an interview with Collider, "It just starts with Forky asking a question on all these things that I as an adult should know, and I didn’t know. And then these 'Toy Story' characters come in and just kind of help him explore the question.
"It's such a simple concept, but it's questions that everybody might want to ask, and then they might too embarrassed to ask. I think they're like five to 10 minutes. I love it," he adds.
The series will premiere on the Disney Plus streaming service on November 12, 2019.
The official summary of the series reads: "Forky asks important questions about how the world works, such as: What is love? What is time? And of course, the deepest question of all, What is cheese?"
Some questions that may pique your curiosity are: "Why am I alive?", "Is Piglet a boy or a girl?", "Is there life after death?", "If time travel were real, wouldn't we know already?", "Is there a God, and if so, does he care about me?" and "Why do bad things happen to good people?".
Tony Hale voices the character of Forky in the Disney+ series. Previously, he lent his voice to Archibald in the DreamWorks show 'Archibald's Next Big Thing'.
The actor is known for his role in 'Arrested Development' and he went on to win the 2013 and 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Veep'.
Bob Peterson is the director of the series and he has been involved with Pixar since 1994. He was a story artist on 'Toy Story' and 'Toy Story 2'. He has also voiced Pixar characters like Roz ('Monsters Inc.') and Dug ('Up') and was the originator of 'The Good Dinosaur'.
The series has been produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Disney+.
At the D23 Expo 2019, the crowd witnessed a clip from the series where Forky pondered upon the question, "What is money?". He ended up asking Hamm who added a touch of humor to his doubts. Early reactions were good with the crowd amused by the little toy.
Where to watch
You can stream the series on Disney+ after it is launched on November 12, 2019.
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