The fourth film in the franchise will be the first Pixar film since 1995 to run without a short film before the feature.
The first short film feature before Pixar films occurred in 1998 with A Big’s Life. Before this, only one other Pixar film has been aired without a short, the original Toy Story which was also Pixar’s first-ever feature. Also, the home release featured a short film called Ton Toy.
The film clocks in at 1 hour and 40 minutes, so it’s not like cutting the short saves on time. Therefore, it’s unclear why Disney and Pixar decided against it, especially considering how well the shorts by the company do at the Academy Awards each year.
Director Josh Cooley revealed the news at a conference in Orlando and was reported by Cinema Blend.
“If you pause any frame in the story, you’ll see something in the background. From every movie Pixar’s ever done, there’s something in the antique store,” Cooley said.
Many scenes in the film take place inside an antique store, so there’s plenty of opportunity for sneaky cameos.
Cooley also explained part of the reason why there are so many cameos in the film, which was partially for convenience.
“The technical challenge in this one was the antique store because there’s 10,000 items for the antique store that all had to be built and shaded and set dressed and everything,” Cooley said. “We didn’t even know if the computers would actually render that … So then we needed to just make more stuff to go into that antique store so a lot of it was made for this film. There’s a lot of Easter eggs in this movie because we just got lazy.”
Other Toy Story news
The new trailer shows some more clips of Bo Peep and her new badass look, Woody trying to keep everyone together and clips of some new characters that will be introduced in the fourth film.
The new trailer also showed Doom Caboom, voiced by Keanu Reeves, for the first time doing some serious stunts.
You can watch the new trailer for the film below.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 21.
Earlier this year, the film dropped a teaser that showed aseriously-realistic house cat that not only freaked out Buzz and Woody, but viewers too. You can see that teaser below.
The highly anticipated Toy Story 4 was first announced back in 2015. But, along with a director switch since its initial unveiling, the previously leaked plotline has changed completely in the time moviegoers have been waiting for new adventures from the cartoon cast voiced by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the late Don Rickles, who played Mr. Potato Head.
According to a new synopsis, a “road trip adventure” takes place in Part 4. And it’s all instigated by the addition of Forky, an anthropomorphized non-toy plaything thrown in by Bonnie! (And voiced by none other than Arrested Development and Veep‘s Tony Hale.)
Also, in case you haven’t seen the first trailer, you can check that out below.
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