Filmmakers, talent and special guests celebrated Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” tonight at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre. Check out images from the world premiere and feel free to share them with your readers.
Attending the event were the stars from “Toy Story 4,” including Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Jack McGraw, Juliana Hansen, Flea, Melissa Villasenor and John Morris, as well as filmmakers Josh Cooley (director), Mark Nielsen (producer), Jonas Rivera (producer), Andrew Stanton (screenplay by), Stephany Folsom (screenplay by), Randy Newman (music composed and conducted by), Chris Stapleton (“The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy”). Joining them were celebrity guests Rachael Leigh Cook, Alyson Hannigan, Allison Holker & Stephen ’tWitch’ Boss, Joseph Lucero, Jillian Michaels, Gary Oldman, Retta, Tiffani Thiessen, Dominic West. From ABC: Carly Hughes. From Disney Channel: Anna Cathcart, Kylie Cantrall, Maxwell Simkins, Jackson Dollinger, Ava Kolker, Christian J. Simon, Ian Reed Kesler. Check out all the fun inside!
John Ratzenberger and Julie Blichfeldt
ABOUT “TOY STORY 4”:
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. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”), and produced by Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”) and Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”), Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
U.S. Release Date: June 21, 2019
Voice Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, 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, Estelle Harris
Director: Josh Cooley
Producers: Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera
· “Toy Story,” originally released on Nov. 22, 1995, was the first fully computer animated feature film and the highest grossing movie of the year. It was nominated for three Oscars® and two Golden Globes®.
· “Toy Story 2” is the first film ever to be entirely created, mastered and exhibited digitally. It was also the first animated sequel to gross more than its original, breaking opening weekend box office records in the U.S., UK and Japan, becoming the highest grossing animated release of 1999. It won the Golden Globe for best motion picture – comedy or musical. It won a Grammy® for best song written for a motion picture, television or other visual media (Randy Newman, “When She Loved Me”).
· Released in 2010, “Toy Story 3” won Oscars® for best animated feature film and best achievement in music written for motion pictures, original song (Randy Newman/“We Belong Together”). The film also won a Golden Globe® and BAFTA for best animated film. It was the second Pixar film to be nominated for the best picture Oscar. It’s also Pixar’s second highest-grossing film of all time behind “Incredibles 2.”
· The 2015 short “Riley’s First Date?” was helmed by director Josh Cooley and produced by Mark Nielsen.
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