Tim Allen ‘Couldn’t Get Through’ Heartbreaking Final Scene Of Toy Story 4

by : Lucy Connolly on : 28 Sep 2018 12:44
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Toy Story will always hold a place close to my heart. I grew up with it, with the first film being released in 1995, just one year after I was born.


Since then, I’ve made it my mission to watch every film since and have been eagerly anticipating Toy Story 4.

And it was announced in April this year that the fourth instalment would be hitting our cinema screens in June 2019.

Pixar posted this to Facebook:

Reach for the post-it! Toy Story 4 comes to theatres on June 21, 2019. 🎉🎨: @kimmybirdsell and @vincent_salvano

Posted by Toy Story on Friday, 6 April 2018


The film will arrive nine years after Toy Story 3 hit our screens, keeping fans of the film waiting for nearly a decade for an update on our toy friends.

But now filming is underway and Buzz Lightyear himself, Tim Allen, has been giving some hints about what we can expect.

Speaking to The Talk, the actor said:

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.

Oh god. It can’t get any worse than Toy Story 3 can it? Surely not!

When pressed for more details, Allen remained shtum, simply saying:

They’ve got great characters but a couple of scenes toward the end were really hard to get through.


I’m already getting flashbacks to those terrible scenes at the end of the last film (SPOILER ALERT) when our favourite toys were shown trapped on a conveyor belt slowly moving towards their impending deaths.

I remember being in year 11, sat in the crowded cinema with a group of mates, tears streaming down my face as I tried to pretend I was cool and wasn’t in fact crying at a group of talking toys.

So if it’s more emotional than that, which by the sounds of it it might be, I’m not sure my heart can take it.

Tim Allen previously opened up to Entertainment Weekly, saying ‘[they] could have easily ended with No. 3 being the best of the bunch.’

He continued:

Somehow they were able to advance this wonderful story. It walks the line between comfort — you know what’s going on — and discomfort — wondering what’s gonna happen. It’s terrifically emotional.

I’m expecting huge things, and it appears everyone else is too. One Twitter user wrote:

It’s finally sinking in that we’re getting a Toy Story 4 next year.. also today, Tim Allen said that the movie is extremely emotional and couldn’t even get through the last scene. If you’re a fan of Toy Story, this news could not be more exciting. 😁😭

While another said:


If Tim Allen can’t get through the last scene of Toy Story 4, ALL OF OUR EMOTIONS ARE DOOMED.

And another summed up all of our feelings:

This is the part where I confess that I cried watching toy story 3 and I can’t believe Pixar will be doing this to me again…

All I’m going to say is this: if a professional actor who has been playing the role for 20+ years cannot get through the scene because it’s too emotional, what hope do the rest of us have!

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

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