Toy Story has been one of those film series that I’ve literally grown up with. The first film was one of the first movies I watched as a kid. Toy Story also helped usher in a new era of movie-making with 3D animated films created by computers instead of traditionally animated films.

And just like Woody in Toy Story 4, it’s hard to say goodbye to characters I’ve grown up with and love and will cherish forever.

Here’s what Disney says about the film:

In Toy Story 4, Woody 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’sbeloved new craft-project-turned-toy Forky calls himself “trash,” Woody decides to teach Forky how to embrace being a toy. But a road-trip adventure, including an unexpected reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep, shows Woody how big the world can be for a toy. In addition, carnival prizes Ducky and Bunny bring a new level of fun to the film.

I reviewed Toy Story 4 on 4K Blu-ray and unlike other 4K Blu-rays, the film was actually in Native 4K resolution. This helped make the film look even better. The 4K Blu-ray supports Dolby Atmos sound and HDR10.

With each film, Pixar seems to one-up itself in terms of both storytelling and visual quality. And with Toy Story 4, they’ve really knocked it out of the park. The details in the film are amazing and the characters on the screen feel like they’re real toys.

The soundtrack of Toy Story 4 is like previous films and adds emotional weight to scenes especially during pivotal moments like near the end. The audio in the film supports Dolby Atmos for even immersive sound (with a compatible sound system.

The 4K Blu-ray disc of Toy Story 4 includes the film only. The 1080p version of the film is on its own disc as are the bonus features. There is a total of 3 discs in the 4K Blu-ray combo pack plus a digital code.

Bonus features on Blu-ray and Digital include:

  • ‘Toy Stories – The Toy Story 4 cast and crew share their love of toys!
  • Woody & Buzz – Take a look at the relationship between these two legendary characters.
  • Bo Rebooted – Discover how Team Bo reimagined all aspects of Bo Peep’s identity to arrive
    at the fully realized character seen in the film.
  • Toy Box – Enjoy a collection of mini-docs on the film’s memorable new characters, featuring the voice actors, director Josh Cooley and Pixar artists talking about the many elements that
    make these characters fun and lovable
  • Let’s Ride With Ally Maki – Ally Maki, the voice of Giggle McDimples, learns all about Pixar’s dialogue recording process from director Josh Cooley and his team.
  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes introduced by director Josh Cooley including:
    • Scamming Playtime
    • Bo Knows Hippos
    • Desperate Toys
    • Knock-Offs
    • Recruit Duke
    • She’s The One

Digital Exclusives will include:

  • Anatomy of a Scene: Prologue – Filmmakers and crew review key scenes of the movie and dissect
    the practical and technological methods used to bring them to life.
  • Additional Deleted scene – Bonnie’s Playtime

Toy Story 4 was directed by Josh Cooley with Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera as producers. The film’s executive producers include Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich and Pete Docter.

Stanton also wrote the screenplay with Stephany Folsom and Randy Newman returned to score the film and write two new original songs.

Final Thoughts

Toy Story 4 serves as a great epilogue to the ending of Toy Story 3 while also giving us a chance to say goodbye to our favourite characters that have been with us for more than 20 years.

Toy Story 4 is available now on Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

Pros

  • 4K version of the film looks amazing
  • Dolby Atmos and HDR10 support
  • A good amount of bonus features

Cons

  • 4K Blu-ray disc only includes the film

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