Yesterday, the first teaser for “Toy Story 4” released to much fanfare. The teaser featured a new character “Forky,” voiced by Tony Hale. The character quickly became a sensation on the internet and instantly boosted the profile of the upcoming animated feature. “Toy Story 4” has officially begun its push in the public eye. Rather than rest on their laurels, Pixar wants to keep the momentum going. Today we got another teaser (and three more posters) featuring Oscar-winner Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. Their characters, Bunny and Ducky respectively, recap the first teaser and try to figure out Buzz Lightyear’s catchphrase.
The comedy duo joining the franchise as side characters in a quickly expanding story. With the reveal of yesterday’s teaser, the plot seemed to revolve around a road trip for our favorite characters. This trailer confirms that plot through the addition of one of the likely stops, a fair/carnival/theme park. Ducky and Bunny seem to be prizes from a game booth and can likely usher our characters on their way.
The addition of top-tier comedians like Key and Peele is far from a first for Pixar. In fact, “Toy Story 3” added a very ambitious voice cast for that chapter. Michael Keaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Schaal, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, and Bonnie Hunt all joined the last film as new characters. Most of them are expected to carry over as Bonnie’s original toys in this film. With a new world comes an expanded cast. The road trip concept will allow some big-name actors, even talent like Key and Peele, to join the franchise in memorable but short segments. It will add a new flavor to the franchise while treading new ground for our characters in the process. All in all, Pixar seems to be drawing real talent once again.
What do you think of the new teaser for “Toy Story 4?” Are you excited to see Key and Peele in the “Toy Story” universe? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below!
“Toy Story 4” releases on June 21, 2019. Disney/Pixar distributes.
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