Not to be all cliché (though that’s never stopped us before) but it’s starting to sound like Pixar’s Toy Story 4 is absolutely going to infinity and beyond, to the point where both Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have been expressing how difficult it was to record the ending for what could very well be the final chapter in the film series.
Appearing on Britain’s Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, Tom, 62, commented on the final day of shooting, “It was the first time that we were going to be recording the end of the movie, and Toy Story 4 is going to have an impactful ending. The way you record Toy Story, you’re in a room with the team that has created it. When I went in for my last day of recording, I wanted to have my back to them, because usually, you’re facing him so he can look right up and you can talk about it. But I didn’t want to see them and pretend they couldn’t see me. When I realized what they were going for, I realized, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history.'”
Appearing on CBS’ The Talk, Tim, 65, expressed something very similar, noting, “It is so emotional, it’s so funny, it’s so big the idea of what they’ve come up with. I’m startled. Toy Story 3 was, I thought, amazing. This, I couldn’t even get through the last scene. A couple of the scenes toward the end were really hard to get through.”
All of that sounds amazing, though we’d be lying if we didn’t say that we feel the climactic scenes of Toy Story 3 are really going to be difficult to beat. Remember, it had all of the toy characters on a conveyor belt heading towards certain destruction in an incinerator. At first, they’re desperately trying to climb back up the conveyor belt, but ultimately realize it’s futile. Instead, they start grabbing each other’s hands to face the end together. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the theater!
Spoiler: Nobody dies.
Toy Story 4 is scheduled for release on June 21, 2019.