Tom Hanks opens up about his final recording for ‘Toy Story 4’

Toy Story is coming to an end next year

Tom Hanks has discussed recording his last scene for the final Toy Story film.

The actor, who voices Woody, has starred in all of the iconic Pixar animations and will reprise his toy cowboy role for the fourth and final instalment.

Speaking on BBC Radio 2’s The Chris Evans Breaksfast Show today (November 1), Hanks admitted that the last recording was a “moment in history”.


“It was the first time that we were going to be recording the end of the movie, and Toy Story [4] is going to have an impactful ending,” he said.

“The way you record Toy Story…you’re in a room with the team that has created it. When I went in for my last day of recording, I wanted to have my back to them, because usually you’re facing him so he can look right up and you can talk about it.”

He continued: “But I didn’t want to see them and pretend they couldn’t see me. When I realised what they were going for, I realised, ‘Oh, this is a moment in history'”.

Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear, appeared recently on CBS’ The Talk to discuss how moving his final recording was.


“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. I just can’t do it. I can’t give any more away. They’ve got great characters but a couple of scenes toward the end were really hard to get through.”

Toy Story 4 is released in UK and US cinemas on June 21, 2019.