Very few movie trilogies work. It’s just hard to either keep the original cast intact to sign-up for a third go or the plot weakens to make “Part 3” just barely relevant. One blockbuster hit that was as good in Part 3 as it was in the original, is the ‘Toy Story‘ franchise–a Pixar story of play-things involving a cowboy and space adventurer.
Well, rest easy Woody fans, Pixar just announced today that ‘Toy Story 4‘ is a go-for-launch! Yep, expect to see Buzz Lightyear, Woody and plastic Army figurines return in two summers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ‘Toy Story 4’ director will be none other than two-time Academy Award winner John Lasseter, who brought us the original, epic ‘Toy Story‘ and its follow-up, ‘Toy Story 2‘. Lasseter, who is officially the Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, directed the massively successful ‘A Bug’s Life‘ (1998).
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” said Lasseter in a statement. “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.”
The official release is set for sometime in June of 2017.
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