I TRAVELLED back in time as I stepped into the cinema to watch Toy Story 4.

When the opening credits rolled to the backing track of the iconic ‘You’ve got a friend in me’, it was as if someone had thrown a nostalgia bomb at me.

Woody and the rest of the gang return to the big screen for the fourth time, since the original release of the first film in 1995.

The toy sheriff begins to worry that he has lost his purpose, as owner Bonnie plays with him less and less.

Everyone’s favourite cowboy, voiced by Tom Hanks, is reunited with Bo Peep, his classic love interest.

As well as finding old friends, the gang also makes new ones, including Forky (who is excellently voiced by Tony Hale), Duke Caboom (played by Keanu Reeves) and the charismatic Ducky and Bunny (voiced by popular comedy duo Key and Peele).

New boy Forky is created by the toys’ owner Bonnie as a way to help her get through kindergarten.

The spork-based figure comes out with some hilarious lines throughout the film, as he struggles to make the transition from household rubbish to much-loved toy.

Toy Story 4 also contains some unsettling scenes, courtesy of antique doll Gabby Gabby and her army of creepy ventriloquist dolls - the main source of woe for Woody, Buzz and co.

Although the beautiful animation has come a long way in 24 years, the movie contains the same heart, emotion and genuine hilarity that we fell in love with in the first film.

The fourth edition of the beloved franchise most likely marks the end of an era, as the movie is rounded off perfectly.

Toy Story 4 is a must-see watch for fans of all ages, you will be laughing out loud throughout the whole film, but make sure you have tissues at the ready.

Isaac Garg