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Tim Allen Says ‘Toy Story 4’ Will Be “Incredible,” Promises Emotional Ending

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Tim Allen recently appeared on The Talk, and among the topics he discussed was the highly anticipated Toy Story 4.

Much has been under wraps about the nature of the film, especially since the swap of its writers and the departure of John Lasseter from Pixar. Allen, who says he’s already recording lines for Buzz Lightyear for the sequel, offers our first true glimpse into the tone and feel of the film since those major shake-ups. Here’s his full quote, followed by the clip itself:

I gotta resist getting emotional because I don’t want to give it away, but this is an incredibly great story. If you’re at all a superhero fan, Infinity War — I’m a big superhero fan — it didn’t seem like it was gonna work. But it was a lot of vignettes that all made sense. This, Toy Story 4 — and we’ve only been through it once, there will be several more incantations [sic] — but it is so emotional. It’s so funny. It’s so big, the idea they’ve come up with. I’m startled. 3 was, I thought, amazing. This, I couldn’t even get through the last scene. I’d love to be a Washington leaker, but I just can’t do it. I can’t give any more away. They’ve got great characters, but a couple of the scenes toward the end were really hard to get through.

Toy Story 4 was initially announced in November 2014 for a June 2017 release, to be directed by Lasseter. It was then delayed to 2018, before finally landing on June 21, 2019. It will be directed by Pixar storyboard artist Josh Cooley with a screenplay by Black List writer Stephany Folsom.

The plot was originally a romantic comedy between Woody and Bo Peep, though with the changes in creative leadership, it is unknown if the project took a different direction.

Toy Story 4 will be the first Pixar feature released since Pete Docter’s newly instated tenure as Chief Creative Officer of the studio.

Pixar ripped our hearts out when Emily left Jessie. They did it again when Andy gave the toys to Bonnie. What do you think of Tim Allen promising another emotional journey for Toy Story 4?

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About Blake Taylor

Blake is a scriptwriter at Elevation Church, where he develops documentary shorts and creative elements as part of the film team. He graduated Appalachian State University studying Electronic Media Production and is an alumni of the Disney College Program. Blake’s favorite films are Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story 3. You can find him on Twitter (@blake_242) and visit his blog at blakeonline.com.