Disney and Pixar apparently have another hit on their hands with Toy Story 4. When the sequel was first announced, many fans believed it was a mistake to continue after the last movie. As production carried on, we started to learn more about the movie, including new characters and cast members and the excitement level started to grow. The addition of Tony Hale, Keanu Reeves, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele have reportedly given the upcoming movie something special.
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have both commented on how emotional Toy Story 4 is with Hanks even calling it "historical." It appears the actors weren't exaggerating since the first reactions to the movie have been on par with what they teased. More than one person has claimed that it is the best movie out of the entire franchise, which is debatable, but it is telling when more than one person is saying that. The sequel brings the Buzz and Woody story to a close and audiences may want to pack some tissues with them.
While the Buzz and Woody story is coming to a close in Toy Story 4, it does leave the door open for a future with the new characters who were introduced. On that note, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have been labeled as scene stealers for their new characters. It looks like we might be seeing more of them in the future. Keanu Reeves' Duke Caboom is getting a lot of praise too, but that was to be expected since he was already getting an early buzz from when it was announced he was officially a part of the cast.
For fans who are on the fence about Toy Story 4, the early reactions are calling it a good conclusion with some going out of their way to call it "necessary." Many didn't and still don't believe the movie needed another installment, but these early reactions are going against that train of thought. When it comes down to it, the fans who don't want to see the movie might end up pleasantly surprised when the credits roll. We'll just have to wait for the movie to hit theaters on June 20th.
Only time will tell if Toy Story 4 goes down in history as the best installment in the franchise. For now, the early reactions are heaping praise on it, which should be pretty exciting for Disney and Pixar fans who have been waiting to see the movie for years now. Disney is also looking at another successful box office run with the sequel, which may end up breaking records when all is said and done. You can check out some of the early Toy Story 4 reactions below while we wait for the movie to hit theaters in a few weeks.
Just saw #ToyStory4...and it's my favorite in the franchise. You'll laugh as much as you'll cry. You'll feel like a kid one minute and an adult the next. Can't wait to take my friends to see it. pic.twitter.com/hhPf0Va7CF— ZACH JOHNSON (@zmjohnson) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 is a touching and moving addition to the franchise. BRING THE TISSUES!!! You will fall in love with Forky and @KeeganMKey / @JordanPeele steal every scene as these guys 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/WpKli7wyrT— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 takes audiences down so many pleasant emotional avenues. You’ll laugh, you’ll think about your own life, reminisce... maybe even shed a tear. It was the perfect extension — and ending — for the nearly 25-year-old franchise. Duke Caboom deserves his own spinoff. pic.twitter.com/VKd7lNJJ3l— Mark Daniell (@markhdaniell) June 7, 2019
For those worried about #ToyStory4, don’t be! The movie is magic and delightful. It will also wreck your emotions just as much as the other three, so that’s something to look forward to!— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 was a NEEDED FILM. Emotional all around that furthers the story past the third one. New Toys are incredible and each have multiple moments that steal the show! It’s another Perfect Adventure with your favorite deputy and friends. More to come #Toystorypic.twitter.com/ZKBCZ0AwiY— Zach Pope (@popetheking) June 7, 2019
Pixar has done it again! #ToyStory4 is my new favorite! I dare you not to laugh and cry at this love story about friendship.— Tania Lamb (@LolaLambchops) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 brings a conclusion to the story of Buzz & Woody that we never knew we wanted but is totally worth it. It sets up a potential future for the franchise with a host of new characters. Definitely a quality Pixar film and one of their best sequels.— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 goes to infinity and beyond. It tugs at the heartstrings right from the get go and doesn’t stop. The new characters fit right in and all your old favorites get time to shine.— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 is another fantastic entry in the series & the one installment that feels most like an adventure movie. With themes of hard goodbyes, second chances & finding your way home, it’s packed w/ big belly laughs, but I also cried harder here than I have for any of the others pic.twitter.com/MoFFY2pNqJ— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 made me want to run and hug my childhood toy. Pixar rewards fans for being invested all these years. Beautiful character journey for Woody. Not quite as good as Toy Story 3. Keanu as Duke Caboom is an absolute treat. Has my favourite nod to The Shining yet.— Jonathan J. Spiroff (@jonjspiroff) June 7, 2019
#ToyStory4 is simply delightful. A tightly paced narrative that harkens back to the feeling of the original 2 films featuring some of the franchises best comedy. A relatable & mature message that speaks to those who grew up with it. #DukeCaboom RULES! More Keanu please. pic.twitter.com/JB3RZRGrTi— Griffin Schiller (@griffschiller) June 7, 2019
Many people have said we dont need a #ToyStory4 (myself included) but trust me when I say we NEEDED this story. I cried harder than I ever have at a #ToyStory film, and also laughed harder. This is a MUST SEE! in theaters June 21st! #Disneypic.twitter.com/2YH4FAtLH8— Mama's Geeky - Tessa Smith (@MamasGeeky) June 7, 2019
I can't describe #ToyStory4 as anything other than "emotionally punishing".— Bailey (@loverboymedia) June 8, 2019
This is Pixar at it's best, and it's the first of their nostalgia sequels since Toy Story 3 that truly feels earned in every sense as it twists and warps that very nostalgia into something transcendent. pic.twitter.com/uF32uTsCGg