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Toy Story 4: A Love Story Between Woody and Bo Peep

But where the hell was she in Toy Story 3?

In an interview with CNBC, Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter revealed the premise behind Toy Story 4. He said, “It’s a love story between Woody… and Bo Peep. Woody loves Bo Peep!” Animated toy story romcom, anyone?

Those of you who saw Toy Story 3 will remember that Bo Peep was mysteriously absent. The only reference to her disappearance was this sad bit between Woody and Rex:

Woody: We’ve lost friends along the way… Wheezy… and Etch and…
Rex: Bo Peep?
Woody: …Yeah. Even – even Bo.

There have been fantheories and headcanons swirling around ever since, including theories of Bo Peep being sold at a yard sale, getting lost, or even running away. One of the more pragmatic views is that she wasn’t included because she would never survive the incinerator scene. Because she’s porcelain, she would have cracked and broken the moment they got close to the fire.

But no concrete reason was ever really given for her being missing. So it’s going to be interesting to see how this love story is supposed to play out between Woody and Bo, considering they’re going to have to somehow write in her return. Or, they could take the simple way out and just make it a prequel. But if they did that, then we’d know that they would eventually break up and… yeah.

There’s a lot of questions floating around, and plenty of time to wait, because Toy Story 4 isn’t slated for release until June 15, 2017. It’s interesting to note that when Lasseter was saying, “It’s a love story between Woody…” the CNBC interviewer interrupted with, “Buzz?” Fire up your headcanons, friends.

What do you think happened to Bo Peep, and how is this story going to play out?

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