Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the same trailer as Batman V. Superman?
Well, if you’re thinking outside of the box (the toy box, that is), as they are wont to do at Cinemash, that might be just the thing. Take clips from Toy Story films, overdub dialogue from Batman V. Superman and let if fly. Add a special effect or two — flaring guns from the army toys — and you have one funny mashup trailer.
Cue the music from on high (that lofty choral music) and see if you can get Woody and Buzz to do a scene without cracking a joke. This is a bit like Abbot and Costello doing Shakespeare.
Of course, who doesn’t already love Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, Bo Peep and the gang? If Pixar did 40 Toy Story features, I would gladly see them all, especially if Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Don Rickles and Randy Newman continued to contribute to the cause. For me, life doesn’t need any more profundity than the ongoing soap opera that is made up of Andy’s childhood toys coming to life.
Did you ever wonder what happened to Sid, the neighbor’s kid who blew up toys with fire crackers? Have you seen Sinister 2? Am I wrong? No resemblance? Oh, c’mon! It’s him. I bet my reputation on it.
Summertime Hollywood news, a bit dated by now, included the most welcome information that Hanks and Allen had signed up to work on Toy Story 4, which is to center on a search for Bo Peep, the character given voice by Annie Potts. In addition, Rickles is interested in reprising his role as the curmudgeonly Mr. Potato Head.
At D23 Expo 2015, animator, director, screen writer John Lasseter said that Pixar had tucked away the franchise after Toy Story 3, which he regarded as the “perfect story completion,” that marked a sublime ending to the project. A fate accompli, as it were. However, Pixar also made “a pinky promise” that it would only resurrect Woody, Buzz and the gang if it had a credible story to make it worth their while.
Well, how very long do you think that kind of promise lasts in Hollywood? Eventually, even I would have come up with a story idea for the Andy Bedroom Conspirators.
Finding Bo Peep – sure. Let’s find Bo Peep. Anyone think of looking in the sheep barn? Anyone?
Toy Story 4 has been Pixar Animation President Jim Morris as a romantic comedy. And since we all know Bo Peep as an ageless stunner (given the point that she’s made out plastic) and a hopeless romantic, she should be perfect for the material. Now we just need a script. That’s no problem. Let’s just see if Mr. Spell is available. He is? Great. Start writing, Mr. Spell. See you at the movies. (Reported first on Film: Blogging the Reel World.)