Toy Story 4 Plans Revealed
I can remember it like it was yesterday, it was last November when the email hit my inbox about the plans for Toy Story 4. There wasn’t much shared in the email when but the heading alone was enough for celebration in our house. See my oldest son is a huge Toy Story Fan. Although the first two were released before he was born, he loved the third film and then when back and feel in love with the other two. He would spend hours on Youtube looking at toys from the films and I think he probably owned every toy you could buy in stores. It’s hard to believe that the original Toy Story just turned 20.
Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created the world’s first computer-animated feature film with “Toy Story,” it revealed plans for Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” an adventure that returns audiences to the world of the studio’s signature characters.
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.
The film is slated for release on June 16, 2017. Oh and I should mention the new movie will be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep from the original film. This is so exciting. I can’t wait to see how this new film unravels.
- D23 Expo 2015: Toy Story 4 Plot and 20th Anniversary Celebration (jedimouseketeer.com)
- “Toy Story 4” Will Be a Love Story about Woody & Bo Peep (spinoff.comicbookresources.com)
- Toy Story: 20 Years of Being an Animation Game-Changer Featuring John Lasseter, Ed Catmull & Jon Favreau At The Samuel Goldwyn Theater On October 1, 2015 (firewireblog.com)
- ‘Toy Story 4’ features romance between Woody and Bo Peep (rappler.com)