Two decades after Pixar created the world's first computer animated feature with Toy Story, Disney is set with Toy Story's 4th installment.
Disney has announced that 'Toy Story 4' is happening and it will
hit theatres on June 16, 2017. John Lasseter, who directed the
first two 'Toy Story' movies, will direct the fourth instalment of
the animated film, reported the Huffington Post. "We love these
characters so much; they are like family to us," Lasseter said in a
statement. "We don't want to do anything with them unless it lives
up to or surpasses whats gone before.
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," Lasseter added.The new story was dreamt up by
the original Toy Story writing team of Lasseter, Andrew Stanton,
Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich.
The announcement was made by Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger during a
meeting for investors yesterday. In the meeting,it was confirmed
that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack will be joining in writing
"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.
2010's 'Toy Story 3' became the highest grossing animated-film of all time before Frozen took the top spot earlier this year. The third installment of Toy Story won 2 Oscar Awards for Best Animated Feature of the Year and Best Original Song.