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Bo Peep Stars In New Toy Story 4 Flashback Clip

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Posted by Joanna • February 15, 2019

A new Toy Story 4 clip was shown today during a short interview with Annie Potts (voice of Bo Peep) on ‘Good Morning America’.

The short clip is a flashback – Bo is still in her original outfit, as opposed to her recently revealed new look, and you can see that the classic gang of toys are in Andy’s sister Molly’s room. We see the toys carrying out a rescue mission (something that we’ve all grown quite familiar with by now): RC is stuck outside in a rainstorm, and Bo and Woody quickly snap into action.

Bo addresses her sheep by name – Billy, Goat, and Gruff – and orders them to open the blinds, then calls the Barbie dolls into action to propel Jessie up onto the window latch. The clip really shows off Bo’s leadership skills, something that her and Woody clearly have in common.

What do you think of Bo’s new look? And is this a flashback to how Bo and RC got separated from the gang? We’re looking forward to the release of more Toy Story clips and trailers now that summer is steadily approaching!

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To Infinity and…

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Posted by Simoa • February 4, 2019

Last night’s Super Bowl gifted us with a Toy Story 4 commercial.

Some viewers (myself included) were probably surprised to see this clip rather than an actual trailer. Bo Peep and the new twitter stars Ducky and Bunny make an appearance. I’m also left wondering if this is a scene in the actual movie, or just a fun little promo clip. Nevertheless, it is very funny and no doubt is increasing the anticipation for Toy Story 4.

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Updates from Toy Story 4 cast

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Posted by Simoa • January 31, 2019

It seems like we’ve been spoiled with lots of Toy Story 4 content lately! With the film less than five months away, things are wrapping up. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, along with new cast addition Tony Hale (Forky) have posted photos to their respective twitter accounts with the rest of the crew about their final days recording lines. It’s a little bittersweet!

What a momentous occasion this is. After three pitch perfect films, Toy Story 4 will be the last adventure we have with Woody and the gang. Still anticipating the film, but also don’t want this series to end!

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Woody’s Round Up 01/30/19

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Posted by Joanna • January 30, 2019

2019 is the year that Toy Story 4 releases in theatres, and Pixar are doing well at keeping this at the front of our minds. Amongst all the Toy Story 4 hype (including the official reveal of Bo Peep’s return!), you may have missed out on some smaller stories happening around the studio and beyond.

Heimlich Finds A New Home

For old fans of Disney California Adventure, “A Bug’s Land” is likely to bring back a lot of fond memories. It was closed in September of last year, making room for the future (a new Marvel-themed land). It may serve as some solace to learn that Heimlich, who was the star of the attraction “Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train”, has found a new home back at Pixar Studios.

Tempting New Toy Story Merchandise

With Toy Story 4 just around the corner, companies are making use of the franchise’s spotlight by releasing all sorts of new Toy Story­-themed merchandise.

Korean beauty brand “innisfree” has released a skincare and make-up collection inspired by our favourite Toy Story characters. Mr Potato Head hand cream? Yes please.

Pixarpalooza Origins

Find out how the Pixarpalooza began in this endearing hand-drawn short posted on Pixar’s twitter.

Two Toys With A Twitter Account

Just today, recently revealed Toy Story 4 characters Ducky and Bunny (who appear to live at a carnival) got their very own Twitter account: @duckyandbunny! They seem to have found someone’s lost phone and are using it to share blurry pictures, selfies, and obscene amounts of emojis. It’s interesting that they’re classing a smartphone as a ‘toy’ – maybe this is something that will be explored in Toy Story 4 this summer?

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Bo Peep is back!

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Posted by Simoa • January 28, 2019

Our first official look at Bo Peep in Toy Story 4 is here!

Her iconic pink and white polka dot dress with the matching bonnet has indeed been swapped out for the blue pantalettes we first saw from a blog post speculating about her appearance. This little 11 second teaser shows us so much. For one thing, Bo isn’t so fragile and stationary anymore. She actually moves. One of the reasons she had such a small role in Toy Story 2 was because her porcelain figurine couldn’t have gallavanted around the Tri-County area with the rest of Andy’s gang. But filmmakers have solved that problem this time around. Can’t tell if she’s still made of porcelain, but she is wearing a pair of strappy high heels! Maybe this means that little Bo Peep has lost her sheep permanently? Now she wields her long staff in an entirely different way, and swings from it and into the screen.

Now that we have confirmation of Bo’s role in the film, we can only guess about what other surprises are in store! Bo Peep may have a new look, but I hope she’s still the sweet and lovely character she always was, even if she’s a lot tougher and active.

In this character poster, she’s wearing flat shoes along with a cape! I didn’t think I’d love her redesign so much! Do you guys love it too? How excited are you for June 19th?!

Update: EW has an exclusive description of Bo Peep from director Josh Cooley.

“Bo’s taken control of her own destiny. While Woody was watching Andy grow up, Bo gathered dust until she took it upon herself to head out into the world. And when Woody shows up, they can’t believe that they’ve found each other again.”

Apparently, Bo and Woody have different ideas about what it means to be a toy. That seems to mirror the brief conflict between Woody and Jessie in the second movie. Can’t be sure just yet what Bo thinks it means to be a toy, but we are eagerly waiting to find out.

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Toy Story Drop!

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Posted by Simoa • January 27, 2019

A new Toy Story game from Big Fish will be released this spring, just in time for the latest film.

Described as a match-3 puzzle game, the most exciting thing about it is the inclusion of Bo Peep. She’s still wearing her iconic pink and white polka dot dress with matching pink bonnet, but her design has been updated. It’s safe to assume that this is her final look in Toy Story 4. (Her clothes may be different however, as we found out a few weeks ago).

I feel a little nostalgic seeing the three of them like this. The film is still four months away, but we’re already getting lots of glimpses at our favorite characters together again.

Toy Story Drop! is just the latest game for the franchise – fans even have the chance to be an insider with exclusive games and giveaways.

Will you be playing Toy Story Drop!? Let us know here or on Twitter.

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Woody’s Round Up 12/31/18

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Posted by Simoa • December 31, 2018

Gather round for the final installment of Woody’s Round Up for 2018!

Glimpses and Peeps

Surprisingly, the Parrs weren’t on Pixar’s holiday card this year. (Can’t help but imagine a version with Jack-Jack taking on that raccoon in a picturesque Christmas scene…) The card however is quite lovely, and features characters from the 2019 feature, Woody and…Bo Peep!

Some fans started to speculate that the original romantic storyline between Bo and Woody was scrapped altogether. But her inclusion in the holiday card should lay those doubts to rest. Pixar may be taking their time to reveal Bo Peep in any of Toy Story 4′s promo, but that doesn’t mean she’s gone forever. In fact, quite the opposite. Over the summer, Bo’s voice actress Annie Potts enthused about her big role in the film. And that’s not all – she may even be getting a new look! I think we’re all in for a great surprise come next June.

Pixar in Concert

This series will be heading to four cities in the UK in April 2019. This UK tour will feature iconic music by a live orchestra from Coco, Finding Dory, Cars, Cars 2, the first two Toy Story films, Monsters, Inc., and more. For more information, please visit Broadway World.

Final Battle

The wait for Kingdom Hearts: Final Battle is almost over. The game will be released in just a few more weeks, and a new trailer was unveiled this month. Some familiar Pixar faces make appearances, like Remy, Woody, Buzz, Mike and Sulley. This latest trailer is pretty dramatic and has plenty of exciting moments, as well as some perilous ones. Watch it below:

Renderman’s 30th

The software program that revolutionized the VFX industry and continues to garner awards for groundbreaking effects turned 30 this year. Renderman first got its start at Pixar and is still an integral part of the studio. There’s a video over at Wired that breaks down the software’s sprawling history in honor of its 30th anniversary.

Monsters, Inc. Manga

Another January release: Tokyopop’s Monsters, Inc. manga. Tokyopop has other Disney titles in its catalog but this is just the second Pixar film to get the manga treatment, joining Finding Nemo. The story hasn’t changed, although the characters have a much more cutesy look, except Roz. Cover art is designed by Philly Delphie and Hiromi Yamafuji gets author credit. The manga hits bookstores on January 8th.

We hope you’ve all had a fantastic year! Join us in 2019 for more Pixar news and in the countdown to Toy Story 4. And if you’re currently experiencing cold temps, let Pixar’s fireplace warm you up!

Happy New Year!

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Woody’s Round Up 12/7/18

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Posted by Simoa • December 7, 2018

Welcome back to Woody’s Round Up! With all the speculation about Toy Story 4 and the excitement over the Annie and Golden Globe nominations for Incredibles 2, some other noteworthy happenings may have slipped your radar. But no worries, we’ve compiled a list here.

Jolly Holiday at Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land has been decorated just in time for Christmas and the holidays! I’m especially fond of this giant Hamm sugar cookie complete with Santa Hat:

Hope they’ll be selling edible versions in the park…

And check out these ornaments I definitely want on my tree at home!

You can see more of the decorations on the Disney Parks blog. Here’s a video of the decorations going up:

Light it Up Luxo

Pixar Pier at Disneyland also got a lovely addition in the form of animatronic Luxo Jr. atop the marquee. While the technology has not yet evolved for Luxo to bound off its perch and stomp anywhere (or on anything), it would be quite a treat to be welcomed by the energetic lamp to California Adventure. Watch Luxo in action below:

More photos at Laughing Place.

Tears of Candy Galore

Bing Bong’s Sweet Shop opened at Pixar Pier over the summer, and a new statue has been installed inside.

Bing Bong isn’t animatronic, but he does play audio from Inside Out, as reported by WDW News Today. I’m sure everyone who visits will be crying happy tears too! They just won’t taste as sweet.

Teddy Newton’s Sneaks

Teddy Newton, mastermind behind some of Pixar’s most brilliant story ideas and indelible artwork, as well as the director of ‘Day & Night’ will be directing his first feature length film! Although not a Pixar production, Sneaks is worth supporting. The official synopsis describes it as follows:

Sneaks centers on a group of misplaced sneakers that end up lost in New York City and must find a way to work together in order to get back to their “sole mates.”

The film will also be Ohio’s first animated feature, and Pixar production designer Ricky Nierva will also be part of the crew. It’s always wonderful to see Pixarians branching out, and we wish them both great success. Read more about Sneaks at THR.

Expanding Toy Story

A Toy Story 4 graphic novel anthology will be hitting shelves ahead of the film’s release next June. Released by Dark Horse comics in collaboration with Pixar, the anthology is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and comic book stores. More details and art will surface before the May 7th release date, so stay tuned for more!

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New Toy Story 4 Poster Sees Woody Walking Off Into The Sunset

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Posted by Joanna • November 28, 2018

A new Toy Story 4 international poster has been revealed! The new poster features Woody standing a similar pose to a previous teaser poster, seemingly tipping his hat and walking off into what looks like a sunset (and a very beautiful sunset at that).

This stance suggests that Woody is saying a farewell of sorts, and if the little teasing comments from Tim Allen and Tom Hanks (voices of Buzz and Woody) are anything to go by, it seems like there’s a reasonable likelihood that this is exactly what the end of Toy Story 4 is going to involve. But remember – Pixar really do like to throw their curveballs! The only thing that can be guaranteed is that it will definitely surprise us.

Also worth noting is the carnival in the background. We’ve already seen a teaser trailer featuring Ducky and Bunny, two characterful fluffy toys that may or may not be carnival game prizes. Pixar have described Toy Story 4 as “a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends” – it looks like the carnival is going to be a significant stop on the toys’ journey.

At this point, we can still only speculate! But with Toy Story 4 coming out in just over 6 short months, we’re sure more details will be revealed in due course.

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Toy Story 4 cast: Keanu Reeves in a mystery role

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Posted by Simoa • November 23, 2018

At this point, most everything about Toy Story 4 is a mystery. This latest reveal about the addition to the film’s cast comes not from Pixar or any of the filmmakers, but one of its stars. Watch the clip below of Tim Allen on The Tonight Show sharing some details with Jimmy Fallon.

Of course, Tim Allen can’t say much about the film, but what he did say leads to more questions than answers!

“They really will surprise you with the toys they come up with.”

Everybody was surprised by Forky (Tony Hale), in that first teaser, but could there be more? Not more sporks, but other wacky creations? And are they in denial about being toys as much as Forky is?

“Characters came back.”

So more than one returning character? It’s hard to believe, but the first mention of Bo Peep’s return was announced three years ago. She’s the only one we know about so far, and it’ll probably be some time before she is mentioned or seen in any teasers and other promo. And as far as other returning characters are concerned, we really will just have to wait and see!

But now to Allen’s comments regarding Keanu Reeves and his role:

“Keanu Reeves has got a great part. […] Even he said – gentle, wonderful guy that he is- ‘This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear.’ And his character does have an edge to that. And the guy said, so we calmed him down a little bit, and they reminded me that his toy is only that big.”

Last week, we met Ducky (Keegan Michael Key) and Bunny (Jordan Peele). Now that we know about Reeves, could his be the next character we meet? AV Club also offered a bit of…speculation on Reeves’ tiny, mysterious newcomer.

Allen also repeated that the film’s ending caught him off guard:

“But the last scene of that movie was – I couldn’t even get through it. And I thought there was pages after it. And I read it, you know, I had to turn around from looking at it in the studio. […] It was so emotional. It’s a ‘Scarlett, I don’t give a damn’ moment.”

Allen’s description of his recording is similar to what Tom Hanks described a few weeks ago, when he called Toy Story 4 a moment in history. Please also note Allen’s reference to Gone With the Wind (1939), in which Clark Gable as Rhett Butler delivers one of the most famous lines in movie history: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Both Allen and Hanks are setting Toy Story 4 up as a legendary finale. And maybe, just maybe, that’s exactly what it is.

Update as of 12/15: Keanu Reeves spoke about the role himself:

“I got a call, which was really cool, out the blue from the lovely people at Pixar and the creators of this number, this edition, or continuation of the story. They pitched the character to me, and then we spoke and they allowed me to kind of riff on it. I’ve done four recording sessions with them so far. It’s been a lot of fun.”

Cinema Blend also reports one fan theory about the still under wraps Reeves toy: he might be a G.I. Joe action figure. Hopefully Pixar doesn’t keep us waiting for too long and we can see if this bit of speculation is true.

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