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Toy Story 4 animators dish on working on film: I finally achieved what I was looking to do as a kid


Disney/PixarAhead of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4 release, two of the film’s young animators are sharing their experience working on the sequel.

“I don’t think I’ve really been thinking about it,” Aphton Corbin tells ABC Radio. “At Pixar you’re working on something and then they’re like, ‘OK you’re off of that and you’re on to something else.’ So it’s just like nose to the grind.”

The film, which comes out Friday, already has already been certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 99% positive review rating. Corbin admits it’s a great feeling to know a project she’s worked on is making such an impact.

“And then it starts blowing up and you’re like, ‘Oh, oh OK.’ Like, ‘OK, cool.’ And so it’s kind of this weird, crazy feeling where like you’re really excited, but also — like, what can I do next and what can I make better,” she continues. “I’m like so really excited to be on something that I grew up with.”

Corbin’s fellow animator, Michael Yates, agrees, saying although it’s been a while since he’s thought about the project, it’s amazing to see his childhood dream being actualized.

“I think it’s always interesting just to see how people react to it,” says Yates. “I think that’s what’s most exciting, it’s like, ‘Oh they really like that joke I did two years ago. Nice.'”

He continues, “And… growing up with Toy Story [and] having it on VHS as a kid and watching it a lot. And then finally getting to work on one was a really a strong powerful thing for me. It felt like, ‘Oh. I finally achieved what I was looking to do as a kid.'”

Toy Story 4 opens nationwide June 21 from Pixar and Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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