Toy Story 4 is the continuation of one of Pixar’s most beloved franchises, and the first teaser for the film introduces a new character who’s caught some advance attention.
Forky is an adorable, demented little spork outfitted with pipe-cleaner arms and a cute, squiggly face. It’s the type of toy that could only be loved by a child who spent 20 whole minutes making it, and it’s obvious from the teaser that he doesn’t belong with the rest of Andy and Bonnie’s precious toys. Even Forky admits it, frantically crying out that he isn’t a toy — which feels like a callback to the first Toy Story’s central plot, where Buzz Lightyear refused to believe he was a toy rather than a real-life astronaut.
There is still some debate, however, as to whether Forky is actually a fork. Objectively, Forky is a spork. His name should be Sporky, but hopefully his confusing name will be addressed in the film.