Warning: The following article contains minor spoilers for Toy Story 4, in theaters Friday nationwide.
The fourth Toy Story film is a low-key adventure, even for the Pixar franchise. The film focuses on Woody, whose attempts to protect and teach an arts-and-crafts project that came to life leads him to his lost love, Bo Peep. Beyond their relationship, Toy Story 4 also features Buzz Lightyear encountering a pair of snarky toys at a carnival, an assortment of toys living inside an abandoned pinball machine, and the machinations of Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks), a defective doll that rules an antique store and wants something from Woody.
There's still enough material in director Josh Colley's film to follow up on with a final story beat or two during the credits. Many of the previous Pixar films have featured sequences either during or after the credits. Some of them (like Wall-E) use the time to expand on the world they created. Other Pixar films (like Finding Nemo) utilize such stingers to resolve small character beats.
Toy Story 4 includes both kinds. So, yes, Toy Story 4 does have post-credits scenes, for which audiences will want to remain in their seats for just a little longer. It will definitely be worth your while to delay that restroom visit.
The ending of Toy Story 4 radically alters the franchise, so it makes perfect sense that the filmmakers would want to give clarity to the overall story. The credits give a bit more time to this changed situation, with two sequences.
Toy Story 4 is sitting with a strong Rotten Tomatoes score of 98 percent, after debut with a perfect 100 percent. CBR called the film the funniest in the franchise, and a pleasant (if unnecessary) epilogue. The sequel is expected to perform incredibly well in its opening weekend, with early tracking predicting a $100 million domestic haul, which would place Toy Story 4 just behind its 2010 predecessor, at No. 4 on Pixar's list of all-time best debuts (2015's Inside Out would be bumped to fifth place).
It will also add to the blockbuster year for Disney, which already has the three top-grossing films of 2019, with Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Aladdin -- and that's following a 2018 led by Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Incredibles 2.
Directed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Keanu Reeves, Annie Potts, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Tony Hale. The film opens Friday nationwide.