Tim Allen brought his whole family out for a very special occasion. The Allens stepped out to celebrate the premiere of Toy Story 4, the final installment in the beloved animated film franchise.
Wife Jane Hajduk and daughters Katherine and Elizabeth took in the experience of the evening, including sitting in on interviews with Tim.
It was particularly special for Elizabeth. At only 10 years old, she is experiencing all of this for the first time; after all, she was just a baby when Toy Story 3 was released in 2010. Tim has worked hard to keep Elizabeth out of the spotlight as she’s grown up. It’s a lesson that was perhaps learned after feeling guilty about how some public missteps might have impacted 30-year-old Katherine as she was growing up.
Things have definitely gotten better for Tim in recent years, though. His commitment to family and family entertainment have brought him back to the forefront as a beloved figure in Hollywood.
It’s hard to imagine two characters more beloved in the Disney/Pixar world than Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Fans have been anxiously awaiting Toy Story 4, the final installment of the film franchise.
The film’s star-studded Los Angeles premiere was the perfect combination of Hollywood glamour and personal family moments. The film featured many beloved celebrities, but all eyes were on the stars who have led the franchise since 1995.
Tim Allen surprised many by attending the premiere with his family. Wife Jane Hadjuk and daughters Katherine and Elizabeth were all smiles at the event.
Tim’s family enjoys their privacy. Tim’s also been dedicated to keeping 10-year-old Elizabeth out of the spotlight as she grows up.
Elizabeth certainly looked excited to join her dad for the occasion. She wore a black-and-white floral top with white jeans.
The family also joined Tim as he sat for interviews. People asked Elizabeth and Katherine how they felt about the movie.
“It’s cool, I like it,” gushed Elizabeth. This is the first movie in the Toy Story franchise that she’s gotten to enjoy in real time. She was just over a year old when the last film premiered.
Katherine, who is 30 years old, has been there every step of the way. She noted, “I am so used to it, he has been a toy since I was 6.”
Tim also talked a little about the family’s habits. He mentioned that they rewatch old movies while traveling.
Of the Toy Story movies, the second is the family favorite. “We go back to No. 2 a lot. This one is pretty emotional.”
Tim also noted another emotional element of making these movies. It’s the connection between himself and costar Tom Hanks.
Tim discussed how the end of this chapter was an experience for the two friends. “We got emotional together. It’s been a lot of our lives together. We have become Woody and Buzz.”
Tim even warned Tom about how emotional the ending would be. During an interview on Ellen, Tom recalled receiving texts from Tim that read, “Wait until you see those last pages. Tough one, tough one.”
Fans of the film will surely be filled with emotions when Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21. We’ll forever have friends in Woody and Buzz.