Forky the Toy Has an Existential Crisis in the First Toy Story 4 Teaser

…Are you OK, Toy Story 4? The first teaser for the fourth installment starring Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of Andy’s toys seems to, um, be working some stuff out. The Joni Mitchell music choice is certainly unusual… but then you have a fork voiced by Buster from Arrested Development screaming “I’M NOT A TOY” and from there it just devolves into WTFery.

Just watch it for yourself:

Kinda disturbing, right? The synopsis from Disney•Pixar provides some context:

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

That’s Tony Hale as Forky—and there’s something messed up about the fact that Forky is actually a spork, right? There are some weird layers here, as director Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) told Collider: “The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose,. A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie made out of a disposable spork, so he’s facing a crisis. He wants to fulfill his purpose as a spork, but now has a new toy purpose thrust upon him.”

Hoo boy. Toy Story 4 comes to theaters June 21, 2019.


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