There are plenty of kids‘ movies out there, but few that really become widespread classics.
Fewer still last through their subsequent installations: There are plenty of movies that get dragged out into a second or third movie and lose their following because the quality goes quickly downhill.
But there are a handful of series that have survived, and have even gotten better over time. Toy Story is one of those movies, and has a following of now-adults who grew up with Buzz, Woody and the other lovable characters.
The first “Toy Story” was released on Nov. 22, 1995. The second followed in Nov. 1999, and the third completed the trilogy in June 2010.
Now, “Toy Story 4” is slated for July 2019. It’s been pushed back several times, but according to what Tim Allen has to say, it’s going to be worth the wait.
“If it’s anything near the first read through, it is great,” Tim Allen said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Somehow they were able to advance this wonderful story that could have easily ended with No. 3 being the best of the bunch.”
For many viewers, “No. 3” was the most heart-wrenching, cry-inducing film of the entire series. If you went and saw it in theaters, chances are good that you were fighting back tears along with the rest of the audience.
So for No. 4 to be even more emotional? Better bring some tissues.
“It’s emotional and funny and exciting and different and took it to a whole new level,” Allen continued. “It walks the line between comfort — you know what’s going on — and discomfort — wondering what’s gonna happen.”
“It’s terrifically emotional.”
He’s emphasized the emotional aspect of the film more than once. The voice of Buzz Lightyear, Allen’s got an exclusive insider view to what the film will be like — but other than promising that it will be big, he’s not giving anything away.
“I’ve got to resist getting emotional because I don’t want to give it away, but this is an incredibly great story,” said Allen during a session with CBS’ The Talk.
“It is so emotional, it’s so funny, it’s so big, the idea they’ve come up with, I’m startled,” he added.
“I couldn’t even get through the last scene. I would love to be a Washington leaker, I just can’t do it, I can’t give any more away, they’ve got great characters. A couple of scenes at the end were really hard to get through.”
So not only would Allen not say much about how the movie is emotional, he also teased viewers by telling them he could barely get through the final scenes! I guess we’ll all just have to find out for ourselves next July.
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