Today on Good Morning America, Annie Potts, the voice of Bo Peep, shared a new clip from Toy Story 4 as well as a glimpse at some of the new toys that will be releasing with the movie!
The segment, which was a combination of interview and sneak peek, showed the classic gang back in Molly’s room, rescuing RC the racecar from a rainstorm. Woody, Bo, Buzz, Jessie, and Slinky jump into action to save him, along with the Barbies – which explains how we’re getting Toy Story 3‘s Barbie back in the mix. We also get to learn the names of Bo’s sheep: Billy, Goat, and Gruff. How cute is that?
Then the host talked to Potts about her role in the sequel, and here’s what she had to say:
So that clip is actually a flashback for Bo Peep. She got a new look, new attitude in Toy Story 4.
Yeah. Bo’s got some ‘tude now.
When we last saw her, she was trying to choose between Woody and Buzz, caught in a little bit of a love triangle. Does she choose?
I think she’s made a choice now. I can only reveal so much.
That’s a good tease right there. Bo Peep has made her choice. And a few weeks ago – most of this is being secret – but Tom Hanks did post a photo of all of you, some of the cast… final recording session. Now, usually with these animated movies, you all do your scenes alone. But you actually got to do some with Tom.
Yes. They don’t usually do that. You usually just do it alone, and it’s kind of odd that way. But Tom and I got to work together quite a bit on this one. That was not bad. It was not half bad.
And this whole series has meant so much to so many people, for such a long time. It’s going to be hard to say goodbye.
Uh… well, who knows? You know? I was surprised that 4 was coming. But yeah, it’s so beloved. They’re priceless, these stories.
First of all, why do interviewers always bring up the nonexistent “love triangle” thing with the Toy Story movies? Is it all based on the “I found my moving buddy” line 24 years ago? The movies’ relationships have always been pretty darn clear to me, but these questions happened a lot during Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 interviews as well. Don’t these people have to do their homework before they talk with the voice actors? Tim Allen just said in his most recent interview last week that it’s a love story between Woody and Bo. People need to pay attention… but I digress.
One especially interesting point to take away from Annie Potts’ remarks is her response to saying goodbye to the characters. She hesitates, which somewhat mirrors Allen’s earlier response, when he said he’d welcome a fifth movie and beyond.
After discussing how she got the role in the first Toy Story (watch the video for that one!), they then they revealed some of the new Bo Peep dolls that will be coming out in conjunction with the film.
We want to introduce you to Bo Peep. What do you think?
She’s, I think, blonder; and a little more shapely, I think. I must say, I think I’m looking very young. I’m a little thrilled about that.
The doll on the left appears to be a movie-scale model, perhaps from Thinkway or the Disney Store, while the others match descriptions from Mattel. I know that at least the Mattel doll with brushable hair will come with different outfits; we could possibly hear more about the other doll during New York Toy Fair this weekend.
There was also a brief glimpse at other toys off to the side of the interviewer:
While this image is very small, because they weren’t shown close-up like the others, they do appear to be carnival-themed. I can see a tiny Bo Peep, Bunny, what looks like a spider or octopus ride with maybe Buzz on it, and a game booth in the back. Maybe now that these have been shown (sort of) on national TV, we’ll get larger images in the near future.
It’s exciting to have something new, finally! Hopefully this means that the trailer will be right around the corner. And I have news to share from Toy Fair already, that warrants its own post, so stay tuned for that update soon!
Images © Disney/Pixar and Good Morning America.