Disney said Toy Story 4 is being created by the original Toy Story director John Lasseter alongside Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3, Pete Docter, the director of Up and Andrew Stanton, the director of Finding Nemo. The film, which is set to be another blockbuster, will be released on June 16, 2017.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us. We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before.” stated John Lasseter.
The screenplay for Toy Story 4 will be written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. Galyn Susman, who has been producing Toy Story shorts for Pixar Animation Studios, is producing the film too.
Pixar Animation Studios had previously brought the the Toy Story characters back for a pair of television specials and a number of short films, which have been generally well received.
“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.” added John Lasseter.
Toy Story debuted in the year 1995 and starred Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Don Rickles. It was famously touted as the first computer-animated feature film.
The series has progressed in somewhat close to real time, with the original trilogy having the toys owner grow from a boy in 1995 to a college-bound teenager in 2010.
Pixar Animation Studios is also busy producing Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur; both set for a release in 2015 and 2016 will have the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory hit the silver screen.
Toy Story fans may have thought they said goodbye to Woody, Buzz and Jessie after Toy Story 3 in 2010 but now Disney has announced that a fourth film...3.0