I have to say I am excited about the franchise, Toy Story, which focuses on a group of toys that secretly come to life and end up unexpectedly embarking on life-changing adventures. What’s not to love about Woody and Buzz Lightyear?
John Lasseter will direct Toy Story 4 and it will be out in June 2017, Disney boss Bob Iger just said in its earnings call with analysts. This is a bit of a shocker as the principals behind the three Disney/Pixar hits have often said there were no plans for a fourth pic in the franchise after Toy Story 3 came out in 2010 and grossed $1.063B worldwide, making it the top-grossing animated film of all time until Frozen overtook it earlier this year.
Lasseter, now chief creative office of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, directed the first two pics before turning over the threequel to Lee Unkrich.