Over the course of the Toy Story films, we’ve come to know and love the unlikely and iconic duo Woody and Buzz have become. Andy’s favorite toys may not always seen eye to eye on a given situation, but their chemistry has always been entertaining to watch.
Since Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have been voicing their Toy Story roles for over 25 years, they find themselves relating to their characters more everyday. During the Hollywood red carpet for the upcoming film, Hanks told EW how he relates to our favorite deputy. In his words:
Woody has always been a loyal character who sticks by his friends and isn’t one to leave someone behind. In Toy Story 4, he’ll go after Bonnie’s craft-project-runaway Forky during a summer roadtrip. Tom Hanks did note that it can be tough to be part of such an incredible ensemble cast and not get to physically work with any of them. Each actor usually has time in the recording booth alone, however he did gush about how he got to play Woody alongside Annie Pott’s Bo Peep for this film.
Turning to Tim Allen, here’s what he said of himself and Buzz Lightyear:
Buzz has always been a confident character who has adapted to the situations he’s in and exceeded expectations. Just think back to that moment in the first film when he really does fly (or fall with style anyway), despite Woody’s more realistic assumptions.
As Tim Allen and Tom Hanks prepare to potentially end their journey together in the Toy Story series, Allen shared this sentimental and hilarious tidbit on the red carpet:
The actors have been going to lunch together for years in between their busy schedules, and anyone listening in might think toys really can talk. In the true Woody and Buzz dynamic, Hanks fired back at Allen’s comments, explaining he can usually barely get a word in when he goes to lunch with Allen. Classic Buzz, being a show off and stealing the show!
Tim Allen has teased that Toy Story 4 is ‘pretty emotional’, even more so then 2010’s Toy Story 3, which many of us thought was the finale for the characters back then. Toy Story 4 has been met with positive reception so far, with CinemaBlend’s own Jessica Rawden calling it “easily the funniest of the four movies.”
In true Pixar fashion, don’t forget to also bring the tissues too! The movie comes out June 21.