Toy Story 4’s latest trailer proves that Pixar wants adults to cry in movie theaters

Pixar has released a new trailer for Toy Story 4 — purportedly the last Toy Story film, despite the fact that similar things were said for Toy Story 3 — and along with a better look at what the film is actually about, the trailer makes one thing clear: Pixar wants adults to cry in movie theaters while watching its films.

This sentiment isn’t exactly news — the entire opening of Up, for example, seems tailor-made to wring tears from the hardest of hearts — but the Toy Story 4 trailer really hammers it home, with Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) crossing paths with a newly adventurous Bo Peep (Annie Potts) and seemingly questioning his very purpose in making kids happy. It’s an existential crisis that feels designed to make adults sob as they…

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