Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 Opens June 15, 2018

Toy Story Continues For Infinity! Or at least, for a fourth movie.  In describing TOY STORY 4, John Lasseter called it a love story – a story about a relationship between Woody and Bo Peep.  Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 is slated for release on June 16, 2017 June 15, 2018.

It has been nearly 20 years since PIXAR’s TOY STORY blasted into our hearts as the first computer-animated feature film. It spawned not only 2 sequels, but began the age of computer-animated films including FINDING NEMO, WALL-E and UP. We are excited to hear that the popular TOY STORY franchise will now include four films. Time to update our DVD/Blu-Ray library and make room for another Toy Story on the shelf! *sigh*

Update August 14, 2015

Pixar Animation Studios marks the 20th Anniversary of TOY STORY this year. Said Lasseter, “All the characters from ‘Toy Story’—especially Woody and Buzz—are so close to us. They seem more like family members than just creations. Not only do we dearly love the characters, but we also love the world of ‘Toy Story’—the world where toys come to life when people are not in the room has always been rich with many story possibilities.”

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JOHN LASSETER (Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering) at the D23 EXPO 2015 (ABC/Image Group LA)

 

Celebrating 20 years since “Toy Story” transformed the animation industry and the art of storytelling, the Pixar team welcomed iconic two-time Oscar-winning songwriter and longtime Pixar collaborator Randy Newman, whose Pixar credits include “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.” Also joining in the celebration were TOY STORY 4 co-director Josh Cooley (“Cars 2,” “Ratatouille”) and Producer Galyn Susman (“Toy Story OF TERROR!”). Screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (“Celeste & Jesse Forever”) joined Buzz, Woody and Bo Peep for the celebration.

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Writers Will McCormack (L) and Rashida Jones of TOY STORY 4 at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

 

 

“I’m very proud of our films,” said Lasseter. “When we made the first three TOY STORY films, we didn’t realize what we had done was to change the genre of each of the films’ story. For TOY STORY 4, we are doing a type of story we have not done before: a love story. It’s a story about a relationship between Woody and Bo Peep. ” “Toy Story 4,” which will be directed by Lasseter and produced by Susman, is slated for release on June 16, 2017.  Note: on October 13, 2015, the release date for TOY STORY 4 was pushed back to June 15, 2018.

Original post from November 6, 2014 follows below

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From the Walt Disney Studios Press Release:

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

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.

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“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.

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