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Forky Asks a Question: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

Updated December 21, 2019
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Forky, the beloved spork from Pixar’s ‘Toy Story‘ franchise, is the hero of Disney Plus’ animated series of shorts, ‘Forky Asks a Question’. Exclusive to Disney’s streaming platform, this story is about the titular character who has a lot of queries about life. He asks important but seemingly endless questions about the workings of the world, which include: “What is love? What is time? And what is cheese?”

Directed by Bob Peterson, ‘Forky Asks a Question’ is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Disney+.

Forky Asks a Question Episode 8 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Forky Asks a Question’ season 1 premiered on Disney Plus on November 12, 2019. Its entire run for the first season consists of 10 episodes. Dubbed as a mini-series, it is a compilation of ten, 10-minute shorts, with new episode releasing each Friday on a weekly basis. ‘Forky Asks a Question’ episode 8 will release on December 27, 2019.

Forky Asks a Question Cast: Who is in it?

‘Toy Story’ fans might already recognize the goofy toy named Forky, who first came into prominence after making an entry in the fourth installment of the franchise. Adding extra doses of drama and fun to the already fan-favorite movies, Forky is a character who does not wish to accept himself. He believes himself to be trash and not a toy, declaring, “I don’t belong here!”

In ‘Forky Asks a Question’, we get a standalone series dedicated completely to the adorable Forky with his squiggly little face, who is a spork attached to a pipe-cleaner. Alongside him, we also meet other familiar faces such as Woody, Bo Peep and Bonnie.

Tony Hale (also known for voicing Archibald in ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing‘ and for his performances in ‘Arrested Development‘ and ‘Veep‘) serves as the voiceover artist for Forky. He shared his views about the show, saying, “It just starts with Forky asking a question on all these things that I as an adult should know, and I didn’t know. And then these ‘Toy Story’ characters come in and just kind of help him explore the question.” He further added, “It’s such a simple concept, but it’s questions that everybody might want to ask, and then they might too embarrassed to ask. I think they’re like five to 10 minutes. I love it.”

Forky Asks a Question Plot: What is it about?

‘In Forky Asks a Question’, the lead character goes about shooting various types of questions to his peers — which involve the definition of love, the concept of time, and the description of cheese. However, some questions go a bit deep. Like, what is life and why are we alive? Is Piglet male or female? Is time travel real and if yes, would not we know about that already? Why are bees dying at an alarming rate? Where do highways lead to? And last of all, why do bad things happen only to good people, and maybe vice verse?

In each of the 10-minute episodes, Forky keeps on bothering his buddies with a constant, unending list of questions. Sometimes, he ends up being more confused after he receives his answers. And at times, his pipe-cleaner arms threaten to fall off due to stress. However, the best part is, Forky does not think that he is trash anymore. In fact, the cobbled-up creature is now on a mission to discover the mysteries of the world, which act as puzzles for this new creation.

Since Forky is the newest addition to Bonnie’s toy collection and he was assembled from bits of rubbish, he does not get simple things, which are universally understood by his peers. However, sometimes, his friends do find it difficult to explain these regular stuff. For instance, in one episode, Forky has a question about money which he shoots at Hamm. But Forky keeps on coming up with counter questions to Hamm’s answers. Again, another doubt is about friendship, a concept that makes Forky totally confused. He gives a name to an inanimate object and each time he begins a conversation, his friends stare in disbelief.

‘Forky Asks a Question’ is an endearing series, especially because the lead character is so cute. Each time his arms slide up and down or every time he wobbles on his feet, we cannot help but go ‘aww’. It appeals to adults and kids alike while being hilarious and yet proves to be educational and informative by addressing some important subjects like art, time, friendship, and more.

Forky Asks a Question Trailer

You can watch the official trailer for season 1 of ‘Forky Asks a Question’ below:

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