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Yesterday was a big day with the release of the first trailer for Toy Story 4 and all of YouTube exploded with reactions to the film, the new character and Forky, and whatever else came to mind. However, the best trailer reaction may have come in a new video that introduces a pair of new characters to the film itself. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will be in the new movie as the new characters Ducky and Bunny, and the comedy duo introduces themselves by bringing one of their classic comedy sketches to life in animated form. Check it out.
The clip opens with a pair of kewpie dolls at a carnival in mid-conversation. Then Bunny, in a sort of fourth wall breaking moment, brings up the fact that yesterday saw the release of the new Toy Story 4 trailer, at which point Ducky goes a little nuts. The pair starts to talk about how much they love the Toy Story franchise. They quote lines back and forth at each other. They get Buzz Lightyear's catchphrase wrong over and over. Eventually Buzz and Woody show up to correct them, and Ducky and Bunny laugh at the mere idea of going "beyond infinity."
Yesterday the first teaser trailer introduced us to our first new character, Forky, a craft project with an identity disorder, who has become a toy, but seems to believe that he wasn't ever supposed to actually be one. As a spork wrapped in pipe cleaners he may be on to something. This morning we get two more new characters, and they are hilarious.
Key and Peele made their name as a comedy duo and seeing them together again performing in much the same way, via their new animated characters, is hilarious. If you're a fan of Toy Story, adding Key and Peele is a great move. If you're a fan of Key and Peele, this trailer is extra special.
This is is the Pixar version of a pair of characters that Key and Peele played on their Comedy Central sketch show multiple times. They were valets who spent their downtime talking about all the movies and TV shows they loved and getting incredibly animated about it. If you somehow have made it through life not having seen these sketches, check out a few in the video below.
One wonders if, in addition to introducing the characters, we're also being introduced to a set. This carnival could play a part in the movie, especially if that's how Ducky and Bunny become part of the story. Also, Pixar fans should check out the available prizes in the background, as among them you'll see a guitar shaped like the one from Coco, and rocket ships with Luxo Ball stickers on them.
Between the addition of Tony Hale as the voice of Forky, and now Key and Peele, Toy Story 4 is putting together a remarkable voice cast that's only in addition to the great cast the film already had. Many have wondered why we're getting a Toy Story 4 in the first place. Honestly, Key and Peele is a pretty good reason in my opinion.