Actress Ally Maki on Her Role as Giggle McDimples in Toy Story 4!


TOY STORY 4 opens in theatres everywhere on June 21st!

Thank you, Disney, for inviting me to meet Ally Maki the voice of Giggle McDimples in TOY STORY 4. What a fun afternoon, Ally is every bit like her character, lively, fun and rambunctious. Her enthusiasm is contagious, all you want to do around her is giggle out loud. Ally is not only wildly talented but extremely gracious.

Ally's kind heart is full of passion and support for her Asian heritage and community. Ally is the founder of the Asian American Girl Club, an apparel company that works to redefine what it means to be a modern Asian American woman. She provides voice, hope and help to bring dreams alive for many that once would not have been noticed.

Talking about being noticed, do you know how Ally was to play the part Giggle McDimples? Ally made a no-budget YouTube video in which she had a blast making, it was a spoof on 73 Questions on Vogue (You can watch it here), it will have you rolling. You know what I love about this story, as authors we write pieces, design videos, post on social media and we ALWAYS wonder if it will be seen, if it’ll impact at least one person and hearing this it was affirmation that we should all do what we need, because you never know who’s watching. I once heard a quote that resonated with what Ally's video proved to be: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Have you ever wondered how an actor is notified that they’ve been chosen for a role? Ally said she had received a super fancy package in the mail. The letter had the Incredibles family on top, it was addressed to her saying that Pixar would love for her to be a part of Toy Story 4. Could you imagine opening a letter like that, my heart would skip a beat and jump up and down screaming.

Giggle McDimple was inspired by Polly Pocket toys, she’s tiny but a mighty, a police officer and a trusted friend to Bo Peep. Ally shared with us how she found out how she was chosen for this role and most of all how Pixar discovered her.

I asked Ally how she saw her character and how she’d describe Giggle McDimple.

Ally Maki: I love Giggle because she’s unabashedly unafraid to be herself a hundred percent of the time. She is Bo’s closest confidant, best friend, and she’s completely and brutally honest like you said. She’s got her inner voice and she’s not afraid to use her inner voice. She will make sure everyone hears it, which is awesome and I love that about her. She’s so feisty.

Now here’s a fun fact about TOY STORY 4 premiere, the big night was so much more than the greatest moment of her life, it was exponentially going to get better without her even knowing it.

Ally had run back to her room to change her shoes and as she swings the doors open, she notices rose petals on the floor and her immediate thought was, “wow, the Roosevelt Hotel is really kind.” But then she noticed her friend taking photos and turned around to see her fiance about to ask the question of a lifetime. Bam, in one night two things occurred that changed her life forever, TOY STORY 4 premiere and getting engaged. You see what I’m saying, Ally and Giggle are one, amazing, phenomenal and a ray of sunshine.

TOY STORY 4 opens in theatres everywhere on June 21st!

You must take your entire family to see TOY STORY 4 this weekend. Enjoy every minute of it, your heart will be filled with love and admiration. TOY STORY 4 has come full circle and you're going to love it!

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