We were given free passes to see the Toy Story 4 screening in exchange for this post. But my opinions are all my own.

I took Zach & Lucy (now 7) to see new the Toy Story 4 this week. Short story – We all liked it. I excepted us to love it. But I think I had my hopes up a little too high.

Here’s what we loved. Seeing our beloved favorites toy friends again, Buzz, Woody, Jessie & the return of Bo peep.

Toy Story 4 is mostly about Woody though. The rest of the gang along with new toy friends are mostly side characters.

Lucy loved Forky! The spork friend Woody helps guide Bonnie to create.

Zach’s favorite new characters were Ducky & Bunny. He laughed every time they were on screen.

My favorite new character was Canadian Duke Caboom (voiced by Keanu Reeves)!

Yes we Canada!

We all did not like Gabby Gabby & her creepy dummies. To the point that every time they were on screen, Zach asked if we could leave. And Lucy ended up in my lap. So I caution parents of younger children on them.

I liked the continuation of the story of Bonnie & her toy friends, but this film could easily stand alone for new viewers who haven’t seen the rest of the Toy Story films.

Toy Story 4 is a great story of friendships. What leaps friends will go to for each other. I loved that & I think Zach & Lucy even caught on to that theme. Which was helped by the fact that I was able to invite some friends to the screening so Lucy & one of her daycare bffs got to catch up!

The kids laughed, I laughed & almost teared up. Toy Story 4 is rated G & has a run time of 1 hour & 40 mins.