Tim Allen Has An Emotional Experience Wrapping Toy Story 4

Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 3
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Contrary to Buzz Lightyear’s iconic line, not everything goes “to infinity and beyond,” including the character’s run in the Toy Story franchise. Tim Allen, who has voiced the slick astronaut toy for over 20 years has announced that he’s officially said his last words for the upcoming Pixar sequel, Toy Story 4. Check out what the actor recently said:

Could this be the end? Tim Allen’s words on his Twitter has us hyped for what Pixar has in store for us with the upcoming release of Toy Story 4. The actor praised the animated film’s story, which has "everything." Get ready folks, because it looks like it’s going to be one emotional rollercoaster with Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toy gang!

In anticipation for the release of Toy Story 4, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen haven’t been shy about some bittersweet feelings they’ve had in the studio upon wrapping up their lines for the movie. Hanks said he could barely get through recording Woody’s last words in Toy Story 4, so we’re obviously all going to be bawling come June.

Just one day before Tim Allen’s final day in the recording studio, Tom Hanks also shared his last day as Woody on Toy Story 4 with a behind-the-scenes picture and touching callback to his character with the words “we rode like the wind, to infinity and beyond” to culminate the end of his work on the film.

Tim Allen and Tom Hanks’ words about their emotional time recording Toy Story 4 certainly hints their characters could be receiving some touching send-offs when the film concludes and the series potentially closes out.

Toy Story 4 will be released nine years after the tear-jerker before it, Toy Story 3, which we thought was the end of a trilogy then. The 2010 film gave audiences a satisfying conclusion to the series as Andy’s beloved toys were passed along to Bonnie as he made his way to college.

So the development of Toy Story 4 brought quite a bit of confusion for those satisfied with the ending of the Pixar franchise. The studio has found more to tell about the characters we love, as they go on a road trip with Bonnie for her family vacation this time around.

The animated film will see the return of Bo Peep, who was missing from the third film and introduce some new toys, including a pair of carnival prizes, Ducky and Bunny (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele), a craft-project toy named Forky (voiced by Arrested Development’s Tony Hale) and undisclosed role voiced by Keanu Reeves.

Toy Story 4 comes to theaters on June 21 to kick off the summer months packed with other big releases from Disney, such as Spider-Man: Far From Home and The Lion King.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.