‘Toy Story 4’: Director Josh Cooley And Producers Jonas Rivera & Mark Nielsen Talk The Pixar Sequel[Interview]

The Playlist | 6/21/2019 | Griffin Schiller
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“Toy Story 4” is already raking in heaps of praise as many find the fourth chapter to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the previous three entries. It’s an accomplishment that many will point to when debating the merit in moving forward with a tetralogy. While there were many voices that contributed to sticking the landing on this miracle, most notably Andrew Stanton, Rashida Jones, and Stephany Folsom, I caught up with director Josh Cooley and producers Jonas Rivera and Mark Nielsen to discuss how they confidently steered this ship into port.

While speaking with the filmmakers, I could sense real passion and care went into crafting this story which surprisingly carried a personal touch from Cooley’s own life. During our conversation, we discussed how the messages of the film pertained to their time at Pixar, how they touched on more adult themes than usual, when they knew they had something special on their hands and much more.

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The film focuses a lot on adapting to different phases in your life and kind of finding new purpose, and so being veterans of Pixar, how has this message found you in your time there?

Josh Cooley: Wow.

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Mark Nielsen: You like Disneyland 1955.

Jonas Rivera: I like Disneyland in the old days, you know?...
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