Good Morning America got an exclusive sit-down interview with Annie Potts, the voice of Bo Peep in the Toy Story films, and also surprised us with a new Toy Story 4 clip!
After being absent in 2010’s Toy Story 3, Bo will make her triumphant return in this summer’s Toy Story 4. This new clip from the movie debuted on GMA and gives a look at Bo Beep and Andy’s other toys. Take a look!
Toy Story 3 simply mentioned that as Andy grew older, the gang “lost friends along the way,” including Wheezy, Etch, and Bo Peep. No other context was given, but here there are a few possibilities. One assumption implies that perhaps a handful of Andy and his sister Molly’s unwanted toys were given away at some point to a different family, together. The clip is clearly in a home, with Bo, RC, and a collection of Barbies all occupying the same area.
There’s also a new plush toy we haven’t seen before. In this scenario, it’s unclear how or why Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and Slinky are there. However, after the clip, anchor George Stephanopoulos notes that the scene is a flashback, implying that this could very well be Molly’s room years ago, when the children were young and the toys were all still together.
The possibilities for what this could entail for the rest of the film are intriguing: is this flashback a stand-alone scene? Is the whole film told with flashback as a narrative device, like Finding Dory? So many questions, so many possibilities!
Confusingly, one of Stephanopoulos’s interview questions asks Potts if Bo Peep “made her choice” between Woody and Buzz as a romantic partner, though a love interest in Buzz was never implied in prior films.
Potts also revealed that she and Tom Hanks got to record many scenes together, an abnormality in feature animation.
It’s worth noting that Bo is still in her traditional look as seen in the first two films, not her new look teased in recent promotional artwork.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 21, 2019.
What do you think is happening in this new Toy Story 4 clip?
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.