Toy Story 4 opens June 21
Peep this: Disney and Pixar dropped a new clip on Friday’s Good Morning America for this summer’s highly anticipated Toy Story 4, and it features Bo Peep taking charge with Woody to stage the ultimate rescue mission.
The two beloved characters — voiced by Annie Potts and Tom Hanks, respectively — run the show in the scene, doling out commands as they help save a toy in danger of being washed away by a rainstorm.
Potts herself was on hand at GMA to help premiere the preview, later spilling secrets about the movie to host George Stephanopoulos.
“Bo’s got some ‘tude now,” the actress, 66, joked of Bo and her new jumpsuit — teasing that the toy might have finally settled on a pick in the romantic love triangle she was previously in with Woody and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). “I think she’s made a choice now. I can only reveal so much.”
Although much remains unknown about the fourth installment of the beloved family franchise, it was previously announced that Bo would be central to the plot after being left out of the third film (where Andy had grown up and sold her in a yard sale).
Said Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley in a press release: “Bo’s taken control of her own destiny. While Woody was watching Andy grow up, Bo gathered dust until she took it upon herself to head out into the world. And when Woody shows up, they can’t believe that they’ve found each other again.”
In September, Allen revealed on The Talk that the film brought him to tears.
“I gotta resist getting emotional,” he said. “I don’t want to give it away, but this is an incredibly great story. It is so emotional, it’s so funny, it’s so big, the idea they’ve come up with, I’m startled. I couldn’t even get through the last scene. I would love to be a Washington leaker.”
Before he could say anything more, he stopped himself, explaining, “I just can’t do it. I can’t give any more away. They’ve got great characters but a couple of scenes toward the end were really hard to get through.”
In addition to Woody, Buzz, and Bo Peep, Toy Story 4 will see a return of many of the iconic characters that first captivated audiences in 1995, including Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt and Laurie Metcalf — who will reprise their roles of Jessie, Dolly and Mrs. Davis, respectively.
Randy Newman is back as the composer of the film, too. He was nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars in 1996 for the film’s theme song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”
There will also be new characters too, including Forky, who looks like a fork with a pair of googly eyes glued on and a pipe cleaner tied around it for arms. The toy was previously introduced in the film’s first teaser.
Toy Story 4 opens June 21.