Bob Iger, Ddisney chairman, announced yesterday that the studio is planning a fourth installment in the hit animated franchise ‘Toy Story.’ Not only that, John Lasseter, who directed the original Toy Story (1995) film and the Toy Story 2 (1999) sequel, is on board to direct “Toy Story 4.”
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” Lasseter said in a press release. “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,” he added.
“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.”
Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed that Tim Allen nor Tom Hanks will be returning to voice the space ranger and cowboy respectively, I think its pretty safe to assume they will.
Since their inception, these lovable toys have made more than $1 Billion dollars and has received no less than FIVE Oscar nominations. Pixar is aiming a release of the film for June 16, 2017.
How excited are you for a Toy Story sequel?