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Home / Movie Reviews / Welcome back, Woody: Rashid Irani reviews Toy Story 4

Welcome back, Woody: Rashid Irani reviews Toy Story 4

Expect great animation, a delightful voice cast and skillful storytelling as the cowboy doll Woody sets out to rekindle his relationship with Bo Peep.

movie-reviews Updated: Jun 20, 2019 20:19 IST
Rashid Irani
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
The  movie introduces several new characters. Look out for a spork, a cross between a spoon and a fork, named Forky; and a daredevil motorcycle stunt rider named Duke Caboom.
The movie introduces several new characters. Look out for a spork, a cross between a spoon and a fork, named Forky; and a daredevil motorcycle stunt rider named Duke Caboom.
TOY STORY 4
  • Direction: Josh Cooley
  • Voices: Tom Hanks, Annie Potts
  • Rating: 4 / 5

It’s been almost a quarter of a century since Toy Story — would you believe it came out in 1995?

Happily, …4 is as captivating as each of the three films that came before it. It packs in great CGI, a star voice cast, and skillful storytelling to offer something scintillating for kids and adults alike.

The comic new adventures of the toy cohorts hinge on the cowboy doll Woody (Tom Hanks) and the rekindling of his relationship with long-lost friend Bo Peep (Annie Potts).

Several significant new characters are introduced. Watch out in particular for the spork named Forky (Tony Hale), a cross between a fork and a spoon; and a daredevil motorcycle stunt rider voiced by the irrepressible Keanu Reeves.

The lessons are familiar, but in a comfortable way — the true value of things, relationships, people; the toll that time quietly takes on them, as it slips by almost unseen.

The animated toy creations are consistently humanised, and the voice ensemble is an unalloyed delight. The film’s duration, a snappy 100 minutes, will likely leave viewers pleading for more. Bring on Toy Story 5, please.