My family and I are HUGE Pixar fans, and we haven't seen Toy Story 4. Whaaaat?? How can we let a movie like that slide from our minds?! After waking up, we watched it for a Friday quarantined family movie night with yummy coconut oil popcorn. I'd have to say this movie wasn't what I imagined in my head. I hadn't seen any of the trailers, so I didn't know what to expect! Boy, was I wrong about basically everything I predicted? Somehow this movie was better than most sequels turn out to be. Not to mention, this is the FOURTH movie in the toy story series! I'm amazed because the storyline was actually good. There were character development and cute new toys we haven't seen before too!! Pixar is so creative, wow…
I freakin DIED over the ducky and bunny!! It took a while for them to show up, but it was a total show-stopper when they did. They remind me of Timon and Pumbaa but modernized. Unfortunately, they're sewn together because they fight so much. Oh well! It's a love-hate relationship, so maybe they need to focus on the love part. On a side note, the DOLLS. Can we agree that they’re the creepiest things ever? It’s like goosebumps all over again. The way they turn their heads turns my stomach, and not in a good way. It's weird how the evil characters were bad and good all at the same time. They had good intentions but an overall bad vibe. Another thing about the characters is that a lot of them didn't have time to shine. Woody's friends were kinda forgotten about, but I guess it's time to focus on a different character's perspective for once.
Pixar made 6 BILLION leaves for this movie. Did you read that right?? Yes!! 6 BILLION!
Over 17,000 lights were in the carnival scene. Not all of them were working, though! Artistic effects anyone?
Gabby's hair was going to be blond. (It was cheaper to animate ginger hair… sorry gingers)
Ducky and Bunny were the most expensive characters to make because of their fur color. Neon is the new diamond, I guess!
There are endless Easter eggs present in this movie. I don’t have the patience (let alone observational skills) to try and find them all!
Who knew that Bo would leave the message of the day! She taught me that going outside of your comfort zone is okay. Doing something out of the ordinary could even less to the biggest passion you've ever had in your entire life. She was so used to a routine that at first, change was probably scary for her. EMBRACE. CHANGE. These types of things happen to us every day, whether we notice it or not. We all know the current biggest change that has affected all of our lives and we need to learn (from Bo) to adapt to what’s happening around us. Learn a new hobby, virtually meet some new friends, and/or learn to cook! @JTfrom88.1theBurg. There are so many endless possibilities with accepting change, and people get caught up with the fear that manifests in their mind that "change is bad".
Another thing I took away from this is that people tend to be sucked up in their environment. They become lost in where they are but don't appreciate what they already have. Woody, for example, is sad about the fact his owner won’t play with him. What he needs to realize is that he has a bunch of friends who love him and a roof over his head! So what I’m telling you, reader, is to take a moment to appreciate the little things you have in life: food, friends, family, education, animals, and nature!
Hi everyone! The writer of this blog is Cyan Fuehr. She is currently a freshman at CWU who’s planning on majoring in Business administration/marketing and minoring in nutrition + entrepreneurship. Cyan has a huge passion for music, nature, volleyball, working out, and dogs. We hope you have a wonderful day! :)