Here's a Breakdown of Details For The New Characters Coming To TOY STORY 4
The first full trailer for Toys Story 4 was released yesterday and it will filled with all kinds of new characters that we didn’t really know anything about. Well, that all changes today with some new details that have been released for these characters.
Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen) will embark on a whole new adventure that unexpectedly leads Woody back to his old girlfriend Bo Peep (Annie Potts). She shows up and shows a whole new world to him in which he doesn’t have to dedicate his life to being just a toy. In the ends he’s going to have to make a choice to live free or go back to Bonnie and his friends.
While he’s on this adventure, he meets a lot of new characters and here’s the information on who these new characters are.
Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves), “a 1970s toy based on Canada’s greatest stuntman. While he comes off as confident, Woody learns that he has never been able to do the awesome stunts advertised in his own toy commercial. Since then, Duke has been sitting in an antique store, constantly reliving the failures of his tragic past. Finally, there’s also Giggle McDimples (voice of Ally Maki), a miniature plastic doll from the 1980s and Bo Peep’s best friend. She’s small enough to perch on Bo’s shoulder and serve as Bo’s confidant, supporter and advisor.”
Producer Jonas Rivera talked about Keanu Reeves joining the Toy Story franchise:
“The first time Josh [Cooley] and I talked with Keanu about the role, Keanu became Duke Caboom. Keanu was asking great questions that dug deep to find the soul of the character. At one point he stood up on the table in the middle of Pixar’s atrium and struck poses while proclaiming victory. It was so funny. It’s all in the movie and it’s all Keanu.”
Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks), “an adorable, talking pull-string doll from the 1950s. Unfortunately, a manufacturing defect in her pull-string voice box has left her sounding rather unpleasant. After having spent 60 years forgotten in the depths of a jam-packed antique store, her only friends are some voiceless ventriloquist dummies. Then there’s Benson, a classic, antique ventriloquist dummy, and Gabby Gabby’s right hand. He leads a small group of ventriloquist dummies that serve as Gabby’s henchmen. With no person to give them a voice, these silent toys patrol the antique store with an unsettling quietness.”
Director Josh Cooley talked about Christina Hendricks playing Gabby Gabby:
“It became obvious right away that Christina was the perfect actress to play Gabby Gabby. She has the ability to sound inviting and friendly, then subtly become cold and terrifying in just a few words. It still gives me chills when I see Gabby’s introduction in the film. Also, Christina told me that she preferred playing with ventriloquist dummies over dolls as a kid. That’s when I knew it was meant to be.”
Giggle McDimples (Ally Maki), is a miniature plastic police officer from the 1980s toy line of the same name. She is said to be Bo Peep’s best friend and serves as her confidant, supporter and advisor.
In regards to the character, director Josh Cooley said:
“Giggle is Bo’s Jiminy Cricket—we’re able to get insight on Bo through their relationship together. Giggle is definitely the smallest toy in the Toy Story universe. She’s been stepped on, vacuumed up, and probably put up a kid’s nose in her time. Giggle McDimples literally pops on the screen because of Ally’s personality and infectious energy. Nobody can laugh like Ally Maki.”
Then there’s Benson, who are several creepy voiceless ventriloquist dummies. They look over and patrol the antique store that Bo Peep is found in. I’m not sure why they are voiceless, but it definitely adds an unsettling factor to them.
Producer Mark Nielsen talks about Benson and says he’s is one of the creepiest things Pixar has created:
“The dummies are, by far, some of the creepiest characters we’ve ever created. Our animators really leaned into the truth in materials for how our ventriloquist dummies move. Dummies’ bodies are soft with no structure, so our dummies’ arms just dangle and their legs bend backwards. Throw in their fixed expressions with their wide eyes and big hinged jaws and they’re nightmare material—in the best way possible.”
There’re a lot of interesting and fun characters coming to the film and I can’t wait to see how this new story plays out. Here’s the synopsis for the film:
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
Toy Story 4 also stars Patricia Arquette, Joan Cusack, Keanu Reeves, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele. It was directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date) and hits theaters on June 21st, 2019.