Bob Iger Says John Lasseter to Direct 'Toy Story 4' for 2017 Release

November 6, 2014
Source: Twitter

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Briefly: Straight from a call with Disney CEO Bog Iger speaking to investors, we have word that Pixar Animation is working on Toy Story 4, which will be directed by John Lasseter and sent to theaters on June 6th, 2017. The news comes from Twitter (via's Peter S. Hall). This is the first word we've heard about another Toy Story sequel since Tom Hanks casually let slip that there was another film in the works back in 2011, though there was never any confirmation of that revelation. But now it's official. Will it just be called Toy Story 4 or maybe Toy Foury or Fast and Toy Storious? We don't know. More info below!

UPDATE: Word comes from the D23 website that Rashida Jones ("The Office") and Will McCormack, the writing duo behind Celeste and Jesse Forever, are behind the script, with a story from Pixar's elite squad of John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich. Lasseter said:

“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us. 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.”

That's all we know about Toy Story 4 so far, but it's three years away, so we've got plenty of time.

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    The age of Pixar is over. Long live Disney (never thought you'd hear that again, did you?)!!!~
    • Jordan Odinson
      Because Disney is doing better than Pixar right? Those Planes movies are indeed a sure fire classic oh yes indeed....
      • DAVIDPD
        Walt Disney Animation Studios: WRECK-IT RALPH, TANGLED, FROZEN, BIG HERO 6. They are what I am referencing. // PLANES and its sequel were produced by a different production company within Disney.
    • TheOct8pus
      True. Pixar hasn't had a hit in a while. Maybe the dinosaur movie will do well, and maybe Nemo 2 will be great....but Toy Story 4 is just unnecessary after such a great finale in Toy Story 3. As for Disney, they did well with their "Princess" movies (Frozen & Tangled)...let's see how they do with Big Hero 6. It could be their "Incredibles"
  • Ricardo_PT
    I see toys sales were getting low...sigh...No one asked for this! It ended great the way it did. Pixar had already been losing points in my book, this is just another nail in the coffin. I still wish this turns out good though. Maybe they'll prove me wrong (I hope so!)
      Agreed. Really saddened to hear about this shameless money grab.
  • OfficialJab
    Fine with me. Who says it can't be good?
  • Nielsen700
    The word "trilogy" shouldn't exist anymore. No one respects it.
  • izakkson
    I don't get why people are getting so annoyed by this. Every film in the Toy Story franchise has been outstanding and not done just for the sake of a sequel. If that was the case Toy Story 3 would have come so much quicker than it did and we'd already be at Toy Story 6 or something ridiculous. I trust John Lasseter when he says he wouldn't make the film for the sake of it. Especially when he's the one directing it. I'm so up for this film!
  • Jordan Odinson
    Don't know about you guys but am kind of excited for this. At least it's not another Cars sequel. Pixar hasn't been the same really and I hope this is the film that gives them the needed boost. Plus it could also open up an entire new Toy Story trilogy. All the Toy Story films have been great and am glad to see they are taking time to work on this as with the 2017 release date. Can you believe just 7 years after Toy Story 3!? What studio would wait so long to make a sequel unless they have a really brilliant idea in mind, I don't see any shameless money grab in this and if they wanted to they could just shoot out a Toy Story film ever year which is not what they are doing.
  • cooper
    But why, you had me happy-crying at the end of Toy Story 3 because it was such a good ending?
  • Miguel Garay Boszeta
    I normaly would say no, but... if the Pixar team is excited, I am excited
  • ed
    Apparently it will be a love story. At some point the story has to end. Why not let it be after the amazing Toy Story 3? Come up with something new.
  • I demand Incredibles 2 before this
    • TheOct8pus
      I second that.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Im good with this.
  • TheOct8pus
    I dunno....Toy Story was the Pixar flagship since the beginning, but after 2 great movies (Toy Story 2 wasn't that great), I'm sure Pixar can come up with something new and original.
  • rolyjimenez
    The well has run dry.
  • mooreworthy
    Might be the first toy story that doesn't excite me.
  • Greg
    If they really loved these characters as much as they say, then they would have let the story have the perfect ending it received in Toy Story 3. Enough is enough. Give us something fresh again, PIXAR




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