‘Toy Story 4’ Update: Merchandise Hitting Store Shelves, Movie Officially Rated

We’re now within two months of Toy Story 4‘s release, and the promotion of the movie has definitely begun!  From online shopping to brick-and-mortar stores, Toy Story 4 toys and other products are starting to become readily available, with the first wave of toy launches hitting retailers this week.  I’ve also got some news on Toy Story 4‘s rating, as the movie nears completion.

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Toy Story 4: More Preview Details and Remarks from Producer Jonas Rivera

The 17-minute preview shown at CinemaCon last week gave us our first concrete details about the opening plot of Toy Story 4, and in the days since the first reports were published, even more information has surfaced online.  Coming from both the CinemaCon presentation and other international sneak peeks that have only recently had their embargo lifted, we now have a few more pieces to the puzzle, as well as some enlightening comments from the film’s Producer, Jonas Rivera.

If you’re avoiding spoilers, do not read further!  You’ve been warned.

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‘Toy Story 4’ Playground at Epcot Shows New Characters

Earlier this month, I was on vacation at Walt Disney World, and while Toy Story Land is always my first stop whenever we visit the parks, this trip there was a new place to explore – a playground in Future World at Epcot, themed to Toy Story 4!

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Toy Story 4: What We REALLY Know, Post-Rewrite

I can’t help but notice that now that the first trailers are out, and Toy Story 4 is back in the spotlight, there seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation circulating about the current plot and where things stand.  It’s been ages since I did a recap post – considering we’ve heard nothing from Pixar for such a long time – so I figured it would be helpful to summarize what we actually know about the movie as of right now.

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Toy Story News Roundup: ‘Toy Story 4’ Voice Work, Disney Parks Updates, and Shopping Finds

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What do I do when get too busy with everyday life to keep up with my blog?  Catch up with one of my News Roundup posts, of course!  It’s been a hectic few weeks for me, but fortunately (or unfortunately?), Toy Story news was light anyway. Finally, though, I have several exciting things to pass along to my fellow fans…

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Toy Story 4: Is This Our First Glimpse?

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Did Pixar give us Toy Story fans a belated Christmas present?  Is this the very first concept art to be released for Toy Story 4?  The image – which is consistent with the style of a storyboard sketch – was tweeted by Pixar Story Supervisor Matthew Luhn on Sunday:

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Toy Story Enchanted Window Debuts at Disneyland

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Back in May, the Disney Parks Blog announced that six new Enchanted Windows would be added to Main Street, USA at Disneyland, as part of the park’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. Elaborate, moving displays, showcasing popular animated films in the windows of the Emporium, have been a long-standing tradition, and the latest additions were set to include Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Aladdin, and Toy Story.  Several of the windows have been in place for a while, but just yesterday, the new Toy Story window was unveiled!  Although I haven’t seen it in person, I was able to find a fantastic video of it, as well as a few photos.

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My ‘Toy Story 4’ Plea: Don’t Forget Jessie

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Ever since the Toy Story 4 announcements at the D23 Expo this past August, my excitement has been tempered with a little bit of fear.  What could possibly scare me about Toy Story?  Well, it’s the fact that in everything I’ve heard about the plot of the movie, only Woody and Buzz Lightyear are mentioned as going on the quest to find Bo Peep.  From statements made by John Lasseter over the course of the Expo weekend, to articles about Pixar President Jim Morris’s presentation in Australia, only those two characters are consistently listed as heading out on the film’s epic journey.

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Toy Story 4: Pixar’s President Discusses Their Upcoming Films

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Pixar’s President, Jim Morris, was in Australia yesterday for a presentation of the studio’s upcoming slate of films.  While The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory received the most attention, as would be expected, Toy Story 4 was touched upon briefly.  Here’s what I’ve been able to find, from various sources…

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