Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created Toy Story, Disney has revealed plans for Toy Story 4.
John Lasseter, director of the original “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” will direct the film, wringing another lease of life out of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the toy gang.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” Lasseter said. “We don’t want anything to do with them unless it lives up to or supasses 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,” he said.
However when the storytellers came up with a new idea, he couldn’t 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.”
Toy Story 3 in 2010 sold $153.8 million worth of tickets during its opening weekend at the worldwide box office, according to estimates issued by distributor Walt Disney Co.
The fourth film was set for release on June 16 2017.