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‘Toy Story 4’s’ Bo Peep Has Had A Feminist Makeover

This is just the empowered female Disney character we need in 2019
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Toy Story 4 is about to make a comeback with the fourth instalment of the iconic Disney film due for release later this year. This time though, Toy Story is tackling the rom-com genre. 

In the film, Woody seeks to save Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, who declares himself as “trash” and not a toy. But when Woody skips off on a family road trip, everyone’s favourite cowboy takes an unexpected turn and is reunited with non-other than Bo Peep. After years of being discarded, Bo took finally took her destiny into her own hands and left the playroom behind. 

What’s most noticeable is the decision to rid Bo Peep of her bonnet, dress and heels in favour of a more practical trouser, cape and flats combo. 

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Annie Potts, who returns to this Disney classic franchise as the voice of Bo Peep, says perfectly: “She is modern, independent, capable and confident. Bo is written and conceived to be inspiring as she has weathered life’s ups and downs with grace. I aspire to that.” 

Toy Story 4 is set to hit cinemas on 21st June 2019 and cast include Keanu Reeves, Tom Hanks, Jordan Peele, Michael Keaton, Patricia Arquette and Tim Allen. 

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