Toy Story 4 is the sequel to Toy Story 3 and brings back all the great characters from the franchise as well as introducing some fun new characters like Forky and Duke Caboom, as well as some creepy characters in Gabby Gabby and her ventriloquist dummies. While adults may find this more ‘scary’ then kids there are some scenes that might be difficult for younger kids. There are many good themes for discussion for all ages in this movie!
Which of the characters did you like best? Why?
What feelings did you experience in this movie?
Discuss fears. What makes you afraid? What helps you when you are afraid?
Discuss friendship. What are the qualities of a good friend? What do you like about your friends? What do you think your friends like about you?
Gabby Gabby thought she needed to fix something about herself in order to be loved. Do you thing that people need particular abilities in order to be loved? Why or why not?
Other themes to discuss: empathy, purpose, value of people, loyalty, freedom, imagination.