Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJosh Cooley
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
Starring
Music byRandy Newman[2]
Cinematography
Edited byAxel Geddes
Production
companies
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11) (El Capitan Theatre)
  • June 21, 2019 (2019-06-21) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes[3]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$200 million[4]
Box office$1.073 billion[5][6]

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the fourth installment in Pixar's Toy Story series and the sequel to Toy Story 3 (2010). It was directed by Josh Cooley (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom; the three also conceived the story alongside John Lasseter, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Valerie LaPointe, and Martin Hynes.[1] Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles (via archive recordings),[a] Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Garlin, Kristen Schaal and Timothy Dalton reprise their character roles from the first three films. They are joined by Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, and Ally Maki, who voice the new characters.

The film directly follows Toy Story 3, as Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their other toy friends have found new appreciation living with Bonnie. They are joined by Forky, a spork that Bonnie has made into a toy, and embark on a road trip adventure. The film is dedicated to Rickles and animator Adam Burke, who died on April 6, 2017 and October 8, 2018, respectively.[7][8]

Toy Story 4 premiered in Los Angeles on June 11, 2019, and was released in the United States on June 21, 2019. It grossed $1.073 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing installment of the franchise, the eighth highest-grossing film of 2019, and the fifth-highest-grossing animated film of all time during its theatrical run. Like its predecessors, the film received critical acclaim, with praise for its story, humor, emotion, musical score, animation, and vocal performances. It won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature and the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Animated Motion Picture. At the 92nd Academy Awards, it was nominated for Best Original Song, and won Best Animated Feature,[9][10] making it the first franchise to win the award twice.

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  8. ^ Amidi, Amid (October 8, 2018). "Adam Burke, Veteran Pixar Animator, Dies". Cartoon Brew. Archived from the original on June 22, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 13, 2020). "The 92nd Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 13, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  10. ^ Romano, Nick (February 9, 2020). "Toy Story 4 wins Best Animated Film at the Oscars". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 10, 2020.


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