'Toy Story 4' trailer: Woody's changing worldview, Bo Peep's transformation into a true badass, and other takeaways
With ‘Toy Story 4’, Disney and Pixar are pushing the boundaries of PG-13 content as they add a splash of horror to the adventure with a murderous, Chucky-like character
If you are a Pixar fan — and let’s be real, who isn’t? — today is a pretty significant day for you. The trailer for ‘Toy Story 4’ has dropped and, boy, it look promising.
If you are dying to know more about the upcoming film, you have come to the right place. Here are some of our biggest takeaways from the two-minute-30-second trailer.
Adventure is still at the center of ‘Toy Story’
We have had three ‘Toy Story’ films before this one and every single one of them has taken us on a crazy, PG-13 adventure. This one promises to be the biggest and grandest one of them all. Woody (Tom Hanks), who has taken on the role of Bonnie's carer and protector of her toys till the end of time, believes that it is his responsibility to bring back her new BFF Forky (Tony Hale).
Forky, a fork that Bonnie turned into a toy, is not all that well received by the rest of the toys. More importantly, he doesn’t believe his purpose in life is to be a toy. As he puts it, "I was made for soup, salad, may be chilli and then the trash."
Bo Peep is a woman of the world
The sweet-natured shepherdess we fell in love with is no longer the gentle damsel-in-distress. She is worldly and adventurous, and an embodiment of everything Woody could be if he did not look at his self-given responsibility of taking care of Bonnie as his sole purpose in life.
When Pixar released her new look for the first time, there was a lot of buzz around the fact that she has ditched her dress for a pantsuit. Was it necessary for her to wear pants to show that she was no long a helpless woman who needed people to do things for her?
Absolutely not, but the new trailer shows why the new outfit is a sensible choice for her. She cannot go on her crazy and spontaneous adventures with her old, poofy dress. Getting to watch Bo Peep in her element is one of the best things about this trailer.
Disney pushes boundaries with Chucky cameo
‘Toy Story 4’ pushes the PG-13 boundaries with a nod to the horror film 'Child's Play' and its villainous central character Chucky. The film actually features multiple Chuckies who chase Woody and Forky around what seems to be an antique store at the behest of Gabby Gabby. Gabby is one of the new toys — if you can call her that — to be introduced in the movie. She seems to be the gang leader of the Chuckies.
This scene is particularly significant for Bo Peep fans because we see her rescuing Woody and Forky from the Chuckies and Gabby Gabby making it clear that it is not just her outfit that has changed.
Bo Peep challenges Woody’s ideas about what it means to be alive
Bo Peep and Woody’s romantic storyline will be explored in the film as the cowboy will be forced to rethink his priorities in life. Especially if he wants to be with the shepherdess who now has a penchant for the outside world.
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks," he says, but we believe Bo Peep's company is bound to teach old Woody some new tricks and change his attitude towards life.
We are definitely counting down days to June 21 when ‘Toy Story 4’ will finally hit the theatres.