If there’s one thing the “Toy Story” films have been consistent with, it’s that each subsequent film has been more emotional and touching than the last, to the point that the third movie left many a sobbing wreck by the end.
Tom Hanks spoke on the BBC’s The Chris Evans Show (via Cinema Blend) about the experience of recording the ending of the upcoming fourth film opening next summer, and it got to the point that he got so emotional he couldn’t even look at the people he was working with:
“The way you record Toy Story, you’re in a room with the team that has created it. When I went in for my last day of recording, I wanted to have my back to them, because usually you’re facing him so you can look right up and you can talk about it. But I didn’t want to see them and I wanted to pretend they couldn’t see me. When I realized what they were going for, I realized, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history.'”
Stephany Folsom penned the script for the new film and initial indications were that the story will revolve around Woody’s search for Bo Beep, whether that’s still the case is unclear. Hanks’ co-star Tim Allen has previously said he had difficulty with the ending as well: “I gotta resist getting emotional because I don’t wanna give it away, but this is an incredibly great story… They’ve got great characters, but a couple of scenes towards the end were really hard to get through.”
Josh Cooley helms the film which is scheduled to open June 21st.