Toy Story 4 is a few weeks away from hitting theaters. Disneyland is currently offering a free preview of the film highlighting the films opening scenes. In the scenes, Woody has a conversation with some of Bonnies’ unplayed with baby toys including a chair, a stuffed elephant and rhino, and a cat teething toy.
Now, we know who are voicing these new toys. Comedy legends Betty White, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Carol Burnett will lend their voices to these new characters.
“The ‘Toy Story’ movies are not only great fun, but they have a lot of heart,” says Brooks, 92, who gives life to little pachyderm Melephant Brooks.
Each character not only has a punny name, but also a “natural personality” reflecting the individual icon, says director Josh Cooley: Burnett, 86, voices the kid seat Chairol Burnett; Reiner, 97, plays the adorably pink Carl Reineroceros; and White, 97, is teething toy Bitey White.
“It was wonderful the way they incorporated our names into the characters,” White says. “And I’m a sucker for animals, so the tiger was just perfect!”
Adds Reiner: “To be represented by a cute little toy character is not the worst thing in the world.”
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
The film is directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date). Rounding out the cast is Tim Allen, Keegan-Michael Key, Maddie McGraw, Jordan Peele, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Lila Sage, Don Rickles, Jeff Garlin, Maliah Bargas-Good, Jack McGraw, Juliana Hansen, and Estelle Harris.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21, 2019.