In the 4 years since “Toy Story 3” came out, Woody and Buzz haven’t exactly been strangers – the characters have turned up in a series of short films and television specials, which picked up with the family of playthings after original owner Andy handed them over to a new child, the sweet little girl Bonnie.
But now, it looks like it’s back to infinity and beyond for Woody and the gang, who will officially return to the big screen for “Toy Story 4”!
Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger surprised everyone when he announced plans for the new sequel on Thursday (6th Nov). All in the same breath, he also said that John Lasseter, who directed the first 2 “Toy Story” movies, will helm the newest entry in Pixar’s franchise. John Lasseter is the Pixar chief who changed the animation game with his innovative use of computer technology in 1995’s “Toy Story”. So who better to return to the directing chair for the fourth movie about the adventures of Woody, Buzz, and the gang, right?
However, Bob Iger did not say whether Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn or any of the other actors who voiced the toybox crew will be returning, but it’s inconceivable that a movie would be made without them ;)
We hear that “Toy Story 4” is set for a 16th June 2017 release. But while you wait for more news on the 4th instalment of “Toy Story”, don’t forget that the toys will be getting their very own holiday special come year end titled, “Toy Story That Time Forgot“. Word on the street is that it’ll introduce some cool new characters!