Toy Story 4
First screened in July 2019
Director: Josh Cooley. Voice Cast: Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Christina Hendricks, Tony Hale, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Madeleine McGraw, Lori Alan, Jay Hernandez, Lila Sage Bromley, Blake Clark, Emily Davis, Bonnie Hunt, Ally Maki, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, Kristen Schaal, Wallace Shawn, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Laurie Metcalf, Patricia Arquette, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Timothy Dalton, Flea, Jeff Garlin, Bill Hader, Carl Reiner, Melissa Villaseñor, Betty White. Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom.

Twitter Capsule: In which a Spork goes sentient, Bo Peep reinvents as Furiosa, and both Woody and his franchise start to feel redundant.

Second Capsule: In which Woody concludes he no longer sparks joy and finally Marie Kondos himself. She is seriously ruining everything.

VOR:   Embeds rich ideas about autonomy, reinvention, wanting or not having kids... Still, the first installment in the series that feels disposable.

Photo © 2019 Pixar Animation Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Animated Feature
Best Original Song: "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away"

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Animated Feature

Other Awards:
Producers Guild of America: Best Animated Feature
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Animated Feature

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