Tom Hanks and Tim Allen smile big as they pose beside their Toy Story 4 characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and company are back in the saddle again for the fourth installment in the wildly successful Toy Story franchise.
With the June 21 release date of Toy Story 4 just around the corner, the global promo push is now in full effect.
And on Saturday some of the stars gathered for a press junket at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
They’re back! Tom Hanks and Tim Allen visited Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney World as part of a press junket for Toy Story 4 on Saturday
To help kick off the festivities, Hanks and Allen proudly stood next to their Toy Story characters – Woody and Buzz Lightyear – during a photo-op at the park’s Toy Story Land.
Keanu Reeves (Duke Caboom), Christina Hendricks (Gabby Gabby), Annie Potts (Bo Peep) and Tony Hale (Forky) were also among the co-stars who joined them for some photos.
Eventually the stars headed inside for the global press junket in front of journalists from all over the world.
Mirror moves: Hanks has voiced the role of Woody in all four Toy Story films
Iconic: Allen has voiced Buzz Lightyear in all four Toy Story films
Promo push: Co-stars Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves were also on hand for the photo-op
Legendary: Potts also got to hobnob next to her character Bo Peep alongside Woody and Buzz
She’s back! Potts voiced Bo Peep in the first two installments of the franchise
Allen has been very open about his emotional attachment to Toy Story 4 and the franchise as a whole.
During an appearance on CBS’s The Talk last year, he gave the new animated film high praise.
‘I’ve got to resist getting emotional because I don’t want to give it away, but this is an incredibly great story,’ he said.
‘It is so emotional, it’s so funny, it’s so big, the idea they’ve come up with, I’m startled,’ he revealed on the show’s set with obvious emotion in his voice.
‘I couldn’t even get through the last scene. I would love to be a Washington leaker, I just can’t do it, I can’t give any more away, they’ve got great characters. A couple of scenes at the end were really hard to get through.’
Beaming: Producers Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera, director Josh Cooley, Christina Hendricks, Tim Allen and Keanu Reeves appeared to all be in good spirits
Working it: Tom Hanks and Tony Hale talked up the latest installment
Newcomer: Reeves is a first-timer in the franchise, voicing the role of Duke Caboom
The cast who lent their voices also includes Joan Cusack, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, Estelle Harris, Timothy Dalton, Laurie Metcalf, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Garlin,Wallace Shawn, Kristen Schaal, Jodi Benson, Lori Alen and the late Don Rickles.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters nationwide on June 21.
Pro.BoxOffice.com is projecting an opening weekend of between $105 million and $130 million.
Newbie: Hendricks plays Gabby Gabby
Summer blockbuster? Toy Story 4 hits theaters nationwide on June 21