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‘Toy Story 4’: Adventurous toys get new lease on life

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, June 21, 2019  /  01:02 pm
‘Toy Story 4’: Adventurous toys get new lease on life

Existential crisis: Forky's urge to throw himself into the trash can proves to be the catalyst for the movie's plot. (Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios/-)

With its laugh-out-loud gags, superb storytelling and charming new characters, Toy Story 4 perfectly concludes – or extends – the beloved animated franchise. The fantasy of inanimate objects, from household appliances to automobiles, coming to life has been the subject of numerous stories and adaptations. With children, the most common object would be their toys. Perhaps this is the appeal of Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, where dolls and action figures you play with gain sentience and have their own adventures as soon as they are out of sight. While the story seemingly ended with Toy Story 3 and Andy’s transition to a young adult, it seems that Disney has other plans down the line. Toy Story 4 picks up immediately after the last installment, where Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang find a new home in the hands of...