by ChinaBambi

Its true!! Toy Story 4 is in the making!!

Toy Story 4 cast

Nearly two decades after Pixar created the world’s first computer animated feature with Toy Story, they’ve confirmed plans to return with a fourth instalment.

John Lasseter, who directed Toy Story and Toy Story 2, is back onboard to direct the film.

Disney Pixar says the film is due for release in June 2017 and not 2015 as the previous hype stated around social media. BUT IT IS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN! YAY!

Woody leaning on a rack of spoons

“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” Lasseter said.

“We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before.”

The new story was dreamt up by the original Toy Story writing team of Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich.

John Lasseter, Toy Story director
John Lasseter was also an executive producer on Brave, Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph.

“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,” Lasseter said.

Toy Story dinosaur

The announcement was made by Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger during a meeting for investors on Thursday.

“John created Toy Story and directed the first two films, and it’s great to have him back directing one of our most valuable properties,” Iger said.

Details of the storyline are being kept firmly under wraps, but Lasseter has reportedly told The LA Times that Toy Story 4 will be a love story and will pick up where Toy Story 3 left off.

It’s also been revealed Rashida Jones and Will McCormack will join the writing team.

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack
McCormack and Jones star alongside one another in Celeste & Jesse Forever.

2010’s Toy Story 3 became the highest grossing animated-film of all time, before Frozen knocked it off top spot earlier this year.

The third instalment of the series also won two Oscars for Best Animated Feature of the Year and Best Original Song.

Some of its iconic characters were already well-known toys, such as the Etch-A-Sketch and Mr Potato Head, while others like Woody and Buzz Lightyear became toys after being invented for the film.

Source: BBC

So 2017 look to be a great animation film year with Despicable Me 3 and now Toy Story 4!




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