"Toy Story 4" director Josh Cooley became emotional at the US premiere of the film after seeing Tom Hanks; "positive" reaction to the movie.
The 39-year-old filmmaker became emotional at the US premiere of the Disney/Pixar movie after turning to look at the 62-year-old Hollywood star - who has voiced cowboy doll Woody in the animated franchise since 1995 - and seeing him with a "huge smile" on his face.
Speaking to the Metro.co.uk, he said: "Recently we had the US premiere and I had Tom [Hanks] sitting right in front of me the entire time, and he hadn't seen the movie yet. When it was over, he turned around and had a huge smile, and shook my hand. I was so numb. I can't quite remember what he said, but it was positive."
The 'Inside Out' writer went on to explain that although he was daunted by the prospect of taking on such a well-loved film series, the movie's "great cast" - which features the likes of Tim Allen as Space Ranger action figure Buzz Lightyear and Keanu Reeves playing new character Duke Caboom - were able to help him "steer" the film in the right direction.