After being well-received by lots of fans and critics following its June 21 theatrical debut, Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” will see its home video release on Blu-Ray and DVD October 8. And while we are excited about getting our hands on our very own copy of the fourth installment of the story of Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear and a comical, colorful band of toys, we are really excited about about an award the feature film has earned.
During next month’s 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards ceremony hosted by Rob Riggle that will take place on November 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, “Toy Story 4” will be honored with the Hollywood Animation Award.
“Toy Story 4″ is the third (and presumably final) sequel to the original “Toy Story” which hit theaters in 1995. Over the last 24 years, the film franchise has seen its share of success.
“Toy Story 4” is no exception. It is one of five Disney (or Pixar) films to hit the $1 billion-dollar mark at the box office this year alone. (Yes, “billion” with a “b.”) The film grossed a whopping $1.1 billion worldwide since June 21.
Anticipation of the fourth film grew for a few years as Disney and Pixar made announcements about the upcoming film and its targeted release date, only to change that date twice. Fans spent hours dreaming up storylines and plots, especially since it had been announced that “Toy Story 4” wouldn’t be about Andy, and it wouldn’t really be much about Bonnie, the toys’ new owner after Andy left for college.
All we had to go on for a while was that the film would bring back Bo Peep, and bring her back it did, with a fierceness. In “Toy Story 4,” we see Bo as a fearless leader, making her own destiny. We are also introduced to, as well as a doll in an antique shop named Gabby who desperately wants Woody’s voice box because she believes it will make the difference for her between staying in the store or going home with the store owner’s granddaughter.
Woody says goodbye to his voice box and to his partner, Buzz Lightyear, as the film’s final scenes show Woody choosing to make a new life for himself with Bo Peep, apart from Buzz and the gang.
Given the success and story of “Toy Story 4,” the Hollywood Animation Award seems certainly fitting, as Pixar’s animation is second to none. The Hollywood Film Awards ceremony takes place November 3.
Do you feel like “Toy Story 4” deserves the Hollywood Animation Award? Are there other awards you feel the film should receive in addition to this one? Let us know in the comments section below.
Source: Hollywood Reporter