Disney Toy Story 4 Movie in the Works #ToyStory4
Nope, I didn’t stutter. Nearly 20 years after the creation of the first ever Toy Story Movie, Disney Pixar has just announced that Toy Story 4 plans and underway. Yeah, I cried. Just when I thought that Toy Story 3 was at the pinnacle of the Toy Story saga, a whole new chapter of awesome is coming back to the screen in 2017. It’s deep, it’s moving. It’s a movie that I share and cherish with my children. And now….a whole lot of awesome. What’s in store for Toy Story 4? I’m hoping Bo Peep!
John Lasseter, director of the original “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” will direct the film, which opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang. The story was dreamt up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, the storytellers who have been the driving force behind all three “Toy Story” films.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” said Lasseter. “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.”
Writing team Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (“Celeste and Jesse Forever”) joined the project, and Pixar veteran Galyn Susman (ABC’s “Toy Story OF TERROR!” and “Toy Story that Time Forgot”) is producing.
PHOTO CREDIT: Director John Lasseter works with members of his story team on Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang. The film is slated for release on June 16, 2017. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)
The released date is tentatively slated for June 16, 2017. It cannot come soon enough! We are going beyond infinity, and my favorite Toy Story characters will be back!
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