TOY STORY 4 (Animation; Dubbed) | 22 June, 2019

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story 4 (animation; dubbed) is a computer-animated comedy and the fourth in the Toy Story franchise.

The film starts where Toy Story 3 ended. In this film, the toys embark on a road trip.

John Lasseter, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Josh Cooley, Valerie La­Pointe, Martin Hynes, Stephany Fol­som and Andrew Stanton have writt­en a story that’s quite interesting. However, since it is an animation film, its appeal among the Hindi film-going audience will be very limited. Stepha­ny Folsom and Andrew Stanton’s screenplay is entertaining at places but gets routine at other places.

Voice acting is decent, by and large. Josh Cooley’s direction is nice. Randy Newman’s background music is appealing. Production designing (by Bob Pauley) and art direction (by Laura Phillips) are alright. Axel Ged­des’ editing is quite sharp.

On the whole, Toy Story 4 is a fair entertainer but it has a lot of limitations because it is an animation film which does not appeal much to Hindi film-going audiences. The original English version, also released simultaneously, will fare better.

Released on 21-6-’19 at Carnival Liberty (3D, in daily 1 show) and other cinemas of Bombay by UTV Motion Pictures. Publicity: so-so. Opening: dull. …….Also released all over. Opening was below the mark almost everywhere. The opening of the original English version was better but not up­ to the mark.