'Toy Story 4' trailer is here! Meet new character Forky

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More than 20 years after the original "Toy Story", the toys are back in town with a teaser for the fourth instalment of the smash animated franchise.

Favourites like Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Jessie (Joan Cusack) frolic in a circle to Judy Collins' cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" until a newcomer wreaks havoc. 

That would be Forky.

The googly-eyed modified spork insists he's not a toy, and he's voiced by Tony Hale, an expert at playing misfits from his roles as the socially awkward aide Gary Walsh on "Veep" and the insecure brother Buster Bluth on "Arrested Development." 

"I don't belong here!" Forky cries out during the teaser.

Owned by Bonnie, the little girl who in "Toy Story 3" inherited the toys from their original owner, Andy, Forky joins the gang for an eventful journey on the road.

According to the film's official synopsis: "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."

"But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy." 

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"Toy Story 4" is the feature directorial debut of "Inside Out" co-screenwriter Josh Cooley and was written by newcomer Stephany Folsom.

The film hits cinemas in Australia on June 20, 2019.

This is an edited version of a New York Times article.