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Toyearth Reignited: Toy Story 2020 (also known as Toyearth Reignited, Toy Story 2020, or simply Toy Story) is an upcoming 2020 epic fantasy-adventure buddy-comedy motion capture science-fiction film directed by Tim Burton, Michael Bay, and J.J. Abrams, produced by Walt Disney Pictures,Paramount Pictures,Paramount Players Tim Burton Productions, Platinum Dunes, Lucasfilm Ltd., Skydance Media, Bad Robot Productions, FANDOM (through Idea Wiki), Alibaba Pictures, Rideback, 2DUX², Berlanti Productions, and Gary Sanchez Productions. It serves as a reboot, reimagining, and retelling of the Toy Story franchise, set to be released on January 3rd, 2020 by ABC Circle Films worldwide with Paramount Pictures and its Players division handling international distribution. It will be released earlier via YouTube on December 25th, 2019.

The film is directed by Tim Burton, Greg Berlanti, Michael Bay, and J.J. Abrams, produced by Ed-Olive Chadwick, Dan Lin, Greg Berlanti, Kathleen Kennedy, and J.J. Abrams, executive produced by John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich, and written by Christopher Nolan and Brenda Chapman, with the prologue and epilogue narrated by Patrick Stewart.

The film stars an ensemble voice cast of Eddie Redmayne, Hailee Steinfeld, George Newbern, Rowan Atkinson, Lupita Nyong'o, Dee Bradley Baker, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Gal Gadot, Jeff Pidgeon, Sean Ryan Fox, Gabriel Bateman, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, and Brooklynn Prince. The film is dedicated to Don Rickles and Jim Varney, the original voices of Mr. Potato Head and Slinky Dog who died on 10th February 2000 and 6th April 2017 respectively.

The film received universal acclaim, with viewers praying most of the film, including the emotional weight of the story, the musical scores by Brian Tyler, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, and Alan Silvestri, and the dedications to Rickles and Varney, although that the use of explosions and less kid-friendly nature received some criticism. The film will be released in 2D, 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D.

It tells the story about a pull-string cowboy doll named Woody (Eddie Redmayne), a pull-string cowgirl doll named Jessie (Hailee Steinfeld), a space ranger named Buzz Lightyear (George Newbern), and some other toys that get lost while on a road trip to a space-themed restaurant named Pizza Planet, ending up in a very insane situation that involves them being abused by Sid (Gabriel Bateman), kidnapped by a thief, dropped off at a daycare, and thrown into landfill. Because of Andy (Sean Ryan Fox), the owner of the toys moving house in 4 days, the gang must venture back to Andy's house in preparation for the move.

Plot

The film starts with the camera zooming out from a cloud wallpaper, which happens to be a battle event. After it, it is actually Andy playing with his toys, TBA.

Cast

Main characters

  • Eddie Redmayne as Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll.
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Jessie, a pull-string cowgirl doll.
  • George Newbern as Buzz Lightyear, a Space Ranger superhero and Woody's rival, who later becomes his best friend.
  • Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Potato Head, a cynical potato-shaped doll with put-together pieces on his body and Mrs. Potato Head's love interest.
  • Lupita Nyong'o as Mrs. Potato Head, Mr. Potato Head's love interest.
  • Dee Bradley Baker (vocal effects) as Bullseye, Woody's horse.
  • Blake Clark as Slinky Dog, a dachshund slinky toy.
  • Wallace Shawn as Rex, a nervous green Tyrannosaurus figurine.
  • John Ratzenberger as Hamm, a smart-talking piggy bank.
  • Gal Gadot as Bo Peep, a porcelain shepherdess doll and Woody's love interest.
  • Jeff Pidgeon as The Squeeze Toy Aliens, aliens from Pizza Planet.
  • Sean Ryan Fox as Andy Davis, Woody and Buzz's 11-year-old owner.
  • Gabriel Bateman as Sid Phillips, Andy's next door neighbor, a 10-year-old psycho and bully, and a criminal who tortures and smashes toys for his own amusement.
  • Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Davis, Andy's mother.
  • Alec Baldwin as Sergeant, the leader of a large troop of plastic green army men.
  • Brooklynn Prince as Hannah, Sid's sister.

Characters like Lotso, Ken, and Barbie appear in the film as non-speaking cameos in the daycare. In addition, characters like Lightning McQueen from Cars, Sully from Monsters Inc., DAM Trolls, and Totoro appear as other cameos in the film.

Production

Development

In 2011, John Lasseter expressed interest in a reboot of the Toy Story franchise. He said that it would be a combination of live-action and visual effects. While pitching the idea to Disney, none of it was accepted. However, in 2012, Disney finally accepted the idea, and announced that the film began production. It was to be released in December 2014.

The movie was then in development hell when November 2014 saw the development of a 3rd sequel of the original Toy Story franchise. Disney then announced that the reboot was put on hold until the 3rd sequel, Toy Story 4 was released. However, in August 2018, Ed-Olive Chadwick helped the project get back in production and announced Tim Burton, Greg Berlanti, Michael Bay, and J.J. Abrams as directors, Phoenix himself, Greg Berlanti, Dan Lin, Kathleen Kennedy, and J.J. Abrams as producers, John Lasseter and Pete Docter as executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, and Bob Peterson as screenplay writers, Ellen DeGeneres and Chadwick himself as storywriters, Christopher Nolan and Brenda Chapman as writers, Sharon Calahan and Ben Davis as cinematographers, and Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as editors.

It was later announced that the film's official name will be Toyearth Reignited: Toy Story 2020 and it will be released on January 3rd, 2020, while having an earlier YouTube-exclusive release on Christmas Day 2019. Alongside that, it was announced that storyboarding for the film will be handled by Fergal Reilly.

Music

The main composers for the film will be Brian Tyler, Danny Elfman, and Hans Zimmer. Additional composing will be handled by Alan Silvestri, and it was also announced that they would recompose the music from all of the franchise's films. With permission from Marvel Studios and Activision, they were allowed to recompose tracks from Avengers: Infinity War for some of the saddest and action scenes in the film and also recompose the sad ending music from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for when Andy realizes that his toys have gone missing.

Visual effects

The services for the visual effects department will be Industrial Light & Magic, Weta Digital, Moving Picture Company, Lola Visual Effects, Digital Domain, Tippett Studio, Picture Mill, Perception, and Framestore.

Filming

Filming began on August 6th, 2018 at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom; additional filming will be done at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, Shepperton Studios in Shepperton, United Kingdom, Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland, Australia, shooting back-to-back. With all of this, it is expected to be completed during late April 2019.

Cultural references

Toyearth Reignited: Toy Story 2020 has references to TV shows, movies, video games, and even various internet memes. It was also confirmed that there will be various non-speaking cameos in the film from TV shows, movies, and franchises that are easy to spot, such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Mario, Luigi, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mechagodzilla, The Iron Giant, and Harry Potter.

Reception

Box office

As of March 2nd, 2020, the movie has grossed $6.285 billion. TBA.

Critical response

The film received universal acclaim from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 100% and an average rating of 9.3/10 based on 683 reviews, with the Critics Consensus saying: "A full-fledged adventure with mind-blowing visual effects, music with power, and talented acting was caused by a crew of veterans that worked tirelessly everyday of the week to develop it."

Release

Toyearth Reignited: Toy Story 2020 is set to be released on YouTube on December 25th, 2019 and on January 4th, 2020 theatrically. Entertainment One had also signed a deal to distribute the film in the United Kingdom.

Marketing/Theatrical release promotions

Theatrical release promotions

  • Burger King released 12 toys for their Kids Meal in the US and UK. The toys are Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, Bullseye, Slinky Dog, Rex, Sergeant, Hamm, Bo Peep, and The Squeeze Toy Aliens. Plus they did a Sweepstakes called The Toy Story Game! where it has a scratch card game piece with chances of winning the tickets to see the movie. Other prizes includes 1 million dollars, a trip to California with the El Capitan Theatre movie premiere, tickets to Disneyland or Walt Disney World (depending on where you live), a flat-screen TV, a new car, and a signed Toy Story movie poster.
  • In the UK, Tesco did a competition where there is a Toy Story voucher hidden inside 1 item in the store. If you happen to buy the item, you earn $1,000,000 dollars, a signed Toy Story poster, and the tickets to see the movie.
  • Pepsi released sweepstakes to win tickets to see the movie, with The Grand Prize a trip to the movie premiere at El Capitan Theatre, in California, and other prizes also, in addition, Crystal Pepsi returned to shelves with a brand new flavor, BuzzBlast (a blueberry/cherry-flavored Crystal Pepsi). 
  • In The US and UK Lego did Lego sets for the film and on the side of the box you can get an offer on movie tickets for the film at your local theater/cinema.  
  • In the US M&Ms did an promotion with a chance of winning the tickets to see the movie. Other prizes includes 10 million dollars, a trip to California with El Capitan Theatre movie premiere and tickets Disneyland, Other prizes include winning the tickets to see the movie, a Nintendo Switch with Toy Story: The Video Game, a flat-screen TV, a new car, and a signed Toy Story movie poster. Plus, a new M&Ms flavor called Crispy Peanut Butter Strawberry M&Ms (Strawberry/Peanut Butter-flavored M&Ms) was released to markets for a limited time.  
  • In The US, on Kellogg's Eggo Waffles inside there's glow in the dark stickers themed to the movie.  
  • In The US and UK on Kellogg's cereal's such as Froot Loops,Apple Jacks,Frosted Mini-Wheats,Frosted Flakes,Kellogg's Corn Flakes,Rice Krispies,Smorz,Special K,Krave,Corn Pops,Coco Pops and Raisin Bran have 12 free mini plushies insde the cereals themselves. the 12 mini plushies are Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, Bullseye, Slinky Dog, Rex, Sergeant, Hamm, Bo Peep, and The Squeeze Toy Aliens.  
  • Kellogg's also produced a new Toy Story cereal in the UK, named Toyearth Bites, with the cereal in shape of the main characters' heads.  
  • In The US Lunchables did a promotion with a chance of winning a trip to Disneyland Resot in California aslo they did Free mini-posters on the back of the box.
  • In UK Kinder did mini-figures inside ther Chocolate Egg's the mini-figures are Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, Bullseye, Slinky Dog, Rex, Sergeant, Hamm, Bo Peep, and The Squeeze Toy Aliens.
  • Disney Channel, Disney XD, and ABC did a marathon of Toy Story 1, 2, 3, and Toons with sneak peaks of the movie during the marathon
  • In the US, Chips Ahoy! added a new flavor to their cookie line-up, called "The Ultimate Combo", consisting of peanut butter, Oreos, Reese's, and rainbow chocolate chips with free merchandise from the film inside.

DVD/Blu-Ray promotions

  • Pizza Hut released Woody head-shaped pizzas with mushrooms for the eyes and a deal called the ToyStorytastic combo which includes a large pepperoni and sausage pizza, breadsticks, a 2-liter soda and the limited time Hershey Chocolate/marshmallow/Oreo/Brownie mini cake plus they did a offer for the DVD/Blu-Ray reasle for the flim
  • TBA

Home media

The movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 17th, 2020, the same day when the film was released theatrically.

Video Game

A tie-in video game, titled Toy Story 2020: The Video Game has been announced to accompany the film's theatrical release. It will be developed by Treyarch and published by Activision, Disney Interactive and Paramount Digital Entertainment on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, and PC.

Rating

Toyearth Reignited: Toy Story 2020 is rated PG-13 by the MPAA, for some intense sci-fi violence and action sequences, crude references, and mild strong language.

Special edition cut

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A direct-to-video special edition cut, titled Toy Story 2020: Toyearth's Cut will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 25th, 2020, a year after the movie's YouTube release. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Paramount Digital Entertainment and produced by Lucasfilm Ltd., and will include deleted scenes, outtakes, and interviews and will be a darker and much scarier take on the film, with blood and gore in the film and swearing during the outtakes and film, which means that it will be rated R.

Trivia

  • Unlike the first movie in the original franchise, this will include major elements from the second and third movies as well.
  • This is one of the times where Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is known as ABC Circle Films.
  • The promotions appear as hidden easter eggs in the film.
  • There are some differences.
    • Andy was six years old in the first film, but in this movie, he is eleven years old.
    • Sid will be more of a psycho kid and will be a criminal as well.
    • The movie takes place on Toyearth, a fictional planet.
    • The visual effects will make the toys look very realistic.

Videos

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Logos [USA,CAN\Worldwide verison]

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ABCCF go Toy Story! mp4

Logos [International verison]

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