Tim Allen reveals he 'couldn't get through' the highly emotional final scene of the last ever 'Toy Story' movie
There are a lot of people out there with a deep connection to the Pixar movies. Disney animations have long been a favourite of all sorts of ages, but Pixar films in particular nailed the art of appealing to all age groups. There are jokes for the kids and the adults, without leaving anyone clueless as to what's going on.
They have also mastered the art of making grown adults weep like children. There are countless scenes that I can mention, like the classroom scene in Inside Out or the soul-crushing opening ten minutes of Up, but the most consistently heartbreaking of them all is probably the Toy Story series.
For those of us that grew up with them, this is even truer. I was around the same age as Andy in all the movies, so found it very easy to relate to him as he grew older. By time he was leaving to go to college in Toy Story 3, I was leaving my childhood behind in a similar way, making the goodbyes that movie offered even more emotional.
On top of that, you've got the parents who, when watching that film, were reminded of their own kids leaving the nest. By time the credits rolled, this third entry had the whole audience sobbing.
Toy Story 3 saw Andy moving to college and donating all his toys to another little girl, who can find the same joy he did. It was a heartwarming and fitting conclusion to the story - and I think most of us were satisfied with how it ended. However, not too long ago we heard that Pixar are creating a sequel - with all the same voice cast returning to reprise their roles.
Plot details are a little thin at the moment, but some rumours have begun circulating that this entry will focus on the relationship between Bo Peep (Annie Potts) and Woody (Tom Hanks). However, you just know there's going to be plenty of time spent on the series' other main character, Buzz Lightyear - played by Tim Allen.
Speaking to The Talk recently, Allen spoke about what it's been like working on Toy Story 4:
"It is so emotional, it's so funny, it's so big, the idea they've come up with, I'm startled.
"I couldn't even get through the last scene. I would love to be a Washington leaker."
When he was pressed for further details, he declined to go into it any more, deciding it would be better to leave it as a surprise. "I just can't do it. I can't give any more away," he said. "They've got great characters but a couple of scenes toward the end were really hard to get through."
Allen also spoke to Entertainment Weekly earlier this month, where he said:
"Somehow they were able to advance this wonderful story that could have easily ended with number three being the best of the bunch.
"It's emotional and funny and exciting and different and took it to a whole new level. It walks the line between comfort - you know what's going on - and discomfort - wondering what's going to happen. It's terrifically emotional."
Toy Story 4 is set to hit cinemas 21 June 2019.