Pixar have announced that they’re making Toy Story 4! This is absolutely fantastic news for fans of the Toy Story franchise, but I’m not sure how Disney and Pixar are going to top the heart warming end to Toy Story 3. Either way, we’ve got to wait until 2017 to find out.
Set to be directed by the original Toy Story director John Lasseter, Toy Story 4 is expected to hit theatres on June 16, 2017 and will likely bring another heart warming story featuring Woody, Buzz, and the gang. Set to join Lasseter, the fourth film is also being created by Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3, Pete Docter, the director of Up, and Andrew Stanton, the director of Finding Nemo.
Set to write the screenplay is Parks & Recreation’s Rashida Jones along side Will McCormack, who previously wrote Celeste & Jesse Forever which was written by Jones also. Galyn Susman, who has been producing Toy Story shorts for Pixar, is producing the film too.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” Lasseter says in a statement. “We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before. Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie. But when Andrew, Pete, Lee, and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie — and I wanted to direct it myself.”
With such a high quality cast of writers Toy Story 4 is already set to be a huge hit amongst fans of the original three movies as well as other Pixar flicks such as Finding Nemo and Up. We’re not sure where the story will take the lovable cast of living toys, but as always you can expect a lovely, emotional story, making us once again believe that our toys come alive when we’re not around.
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