Over the weekend, we delved back into our favorite toy box and saw Woody and the gang return to screens for another long-awaited installment of the popular Toy Story franchise. Understandably, people were apprehensive as it’s no secret that movies can be overdone and lose their spark when sequels are continuously hammered out. But, contrary to expectations, the latest venture has been enjoying a more than successful opening weekend at the box office (the movie smashed the global box office record), as well as receiving rave reviews from both viewers and critics.
The last thing that would spring to mind would be that, especially in 2019, the animated family adventure would be problematic. After all, they’re just toys and it’s a kids film, right?
Well, it seems like not everyone has been enjoying Toy Story 4. In fact, the movie has caused outrage, being branded “racist,” “disablist,” and “misogynist.”
So, what did Disney and Pixar get so catastrophically wrong?