During the numerous promotional stops that Allen and Hanks have made together over the years, they’ve often been asked about their off-screen relationship — after all, the franchise that ties them together is all about the importance of friendship! Thankfully, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have publicly expressed that they’ve “got a friend” in each other multiple times.
In an interview for Pixar, Allen compares their friendship to that of their characters, pointing to nearby Woody and Buzz dolls and saying, “It’s almost this relationship, in a weird way.” Hanks agrees, adding, “Now we end up sort of speaking a secret language.” When asked to give one word that describes the other, Allen responds with “skilled,” while Hanks quips “cranky.” A compliment mixed with a personal dig? Judging by Allen’s laughter, that’s a real friendship for sure.
To this day, Allen and Hanks can be spotted grabbing meals together. TMZ recently snapped a paparazzi-ish photo of the two enjoying breakfast at a restaurant, which sparked immediate rumors about “Toy Story 5.” Of course, it’s possible that the actors were just hungry, but the possibility of a new film has sent fans’ imaginations soaring to infinity — and beyond.