Tim Allen Admits It Was "Tough" Watching Toy Story 4

OMG June 25, 2019 By Hugo

Without giving away any spoilers, it's safe to safe that Toy Story 4 has more than lived up to the hype. 

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Many cinema-goers were even reduced to tears following the rollercoaster ending, with the more human themes of heartbreak, loss, kinship and love all explored to great effect.

One man who was overcome with emotion was Buzz Lightyear himself. Yes, Tim Allen, who has voiced the toy astronaut since the first film in 1995 (feel old?) told US Weekly he had a tough time watching what many believe is the final instalment in the Pixar franchise 

"It's a very different Pixar movie. It's not sombre, but very reflective, layered. I put too much into it because I'm involved in it. I'm too close to it.

"I literally had a tough time watching it, because it brought up some of my own personal stuff about loss, change, moving on. It's heartwarming. A little tough, but essentially pays off."

Allen also described Buzz and Woody as the 'Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck' of a generation.

He went on to add: "There's a very short scene that both Hanks and I had trouble with because I thought there were more pages. It ends, and I got choked up. I literally had a hard time saying it. He did too. We both had the same reaction.

"Twenty-five or so years of friendship between Woody and Buzz has morphed into a very close friendship with Hanks and I."

However, like with most successful, money-making franchises, studio execs might just be tempted to do 5th movie.

Speaking to a British publication, the actor Tom Hanks, who plays Woody, said, "Well, no one is planning on it, but I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere two-and-a-half years from now, someone has this kernel of an idea that could be a 5th.

"None of the Toy Story movies are in a schedule, they're not in a pipeline. They don't say, 'On this date, we'll start work on the next Toy Story movie.' They wait until someone comes up with a Toy Story idea that is worthwhile pursuing.

"But I think it's better that no one is anticipating that; I think there is a strength in saying, 'This is as far as we've been able to go and we don't see anything else coming after that,' because otherwise it ends up being some inorganic approach to something that has been very, very organic."

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