With all of the incredible news Disney has dropped on us today, this may be the best and most heart-warming out of all of them. Toy Story is one of the most successful and loved franchises, ever, by all kids and adults. Hell, the third made over $1 billion at the box office, so you could say it was only a matter of time before another came around. But the third did wrap up in a really good way so it was always a question of if, not when. Well it’s not official and myself and many others could not be more happy!
I couldn’t be more excited about this news that Walt Disney Pictures Chairman Bob Iger announced today. I’m still wrapping my head around them announcing the official title for Star Wars and the fact that that is actually finished and actually happening! But this? It should be deemed Disney Day because they brought their game today.
The announcement didn’t just come with news that there were plans, it came with a set release date and director as well! Igor announced that the movie will hit theaters on June 16th, 2017. That seems obvious for how incredibly popular and big this franchise is, a summer blockbuster release date is fitting. As for the director, it’s none other than John Lasseter, the man who brought us Toy Story and Toy Story 2. That’s fantastic news, he created a wonderful and beautiful world of toys. The fourth installment to the franchise is also being described as ‘the start of a new chapter to the Toy Story series’, which is just awesome news of course! And although it’s not confirmed, you can pretty much bet that it will feature those loved characters we know as well as having those famous voices return.
In the meantime, we still have the opportunity to see Woody, Buzz, and all the gang on screen for the ABC specials. There has already been one titled Toy Story of Terror, a Halloween based special. Now one is schedule for December 2nd, 2014 titled Toy Story That Time Forgot, which has a synopsis like this:
A post-Christmas play date for the Toy Story gang when a group of action figures turns out to be dangerously delusional.
What do you think? Do you love the news about another Toy Story movie or do you think that perfect ending in Toy Story 3 was a great way to wrap up the franchise?