Bo Peep is back and she’s a changed woman! Pixar has debuted a new poster, synopsis and teaser video introducing the world to Toy Story 4‘s new spin on Bo Peep and she’s looking pretty pretty fierce. Long gone are the hoop dress and bonnet; this Bo Peep’s been on the road and she’s seen some things; she’s rocking pants, a cape, and wields her staff like a boss, all while still sporting a cute af pink bow in her hair, thank you very much.
Toy Story 4 will mark the first theatrical appearance of Bo Peep, Woody’s love interest and shepherdess extraordinaire, in 20 years. The last time she was featured in a Toy Story movie was in 1999, in Toy Story 2. She was notably absent from Toy Story 3; the toys mention that she was one of the casualties of a yard sale. Thus, the lovers Woody and Bo Peep were separated, but it looks like fate has dealt them another chance.
“Bo’s taken control of her own destiny,” said Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley in a press release. “While Woody was watching Andy grow up, Bo gathered dust until she took it upon herself to head out into the world. And when Woody shows up, they can’t believe that they’ve found each other again.”
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep. After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
Annie Potts returns as the voice of Bo Peep for Toy Story 4, bringing a new take on the charcter. “She is modern, independent, capable and confident,” said Potts. “Bo is written and conceived to be inspiring as she has weathered life’s ups and downs with grace. I aspire to that.”
This implies that there’s more to Bo’s story than just getting fished out of a bin at a yard sale. Did she leave Andy’s room on her own? Has she always been this wandering adventuress, previously stifled by societal expectations of toys? Will she and Woody reunite happily, or does he want a soft little farm wife and not a thrill-seeking vagabond?
Toy Story 4 is set to hit theaters on June 21, 2019.
Watch out the teaser trailer here: