John Lasseter took the stage (again) during Pixar’s portion of the animation panel at the D23 Expo 2015 to talk about Toy Story 4, which has been revealed to be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep, inspired by Lasseter’s own relationship with his wife.
Lasseter called Toy Story 3 “a perfect story completion,” but the Pixar brain trust “made a pinky promise never to make another one unless they had a story that was worth it.” This idea came up in a meeting for a different movie, leading to Lasseter and Andrew Stanton privately working on this idea for a while. With a treatment eventually written by Stanton, they took it to Pixar. The Toy Story 4 D23 presentation revealed a couple other details, which we have below. Read More »
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D23 Expo begins today in Anahiem California and the big Walt Disney Animation/Pixar Animation Studios presentation will happen at 3:00pm pacific time. The D23 Expo 2015 show floor has just opened revealing a Pixar display featuring posters for the studio’s upcoming slate, including our first look at promotional teaser posters for Toy Story 4, Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2. Hit the jump to see the posters now.
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Tim Allen and Tom Hanks have already confirmed they are returning for Toy Story 4, but what about the rest of the toy box gang? Well we now know comedian Don Rickles will officially reprise his role as Mr. Potato Head in the fourth installment of the Pixar animated film series. Read the Don Rickles Toy Story 4 quote, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Prepare to spend a lot of your time in IMAX theaters over the coming year. IMAX and Disney have just renewed their contract through 2017. The deal covers, among other things, upcoming tentpoles from Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar. Get the details on the Disney IMAX deal after the jump. Read More »
There’s a little over two years until the story of Woody and Buzz continues in Toy Story 4 and the film just got a major addition. Josh Cooley, the head of story on Inside Out, has been hired as John Lasseter‘s co-director on the film. It’s a move that makes sense considering Lasseter already wears about 50 hats at Disney. Read more about the Toy Story 4 co-director below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Toy Story 3 felt like such a perfect capper to Woody and Buzz’s journey that we couldn’t help but wonder why Pixar felt the need to retread old territory with the upcoming Toy Story 4. But it turns out that’s not what Pixar has in mind at all.
In a new interview, studio president Jim Morris reveals that the next film will take things in a very different direction, which may or may not be continued in future installments. More on the new Toy Story 4 details after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Thought shark-tornadoes were a ridiculous idea? Wait til we send them into outer space! Or at least, that’s what the artwork on the new Sharknado 3 seems to be saying. Also after the jump:
- Tina Fey says it’s “too late” for a Mean Girls sequel
- Bette Midler is totally up for a Hocus Pocus sequel
- John Lasseter explains why they’re making Toy Story 4
- Jason Statham is returning for a sequel to The Mechanic
- The Transporter Legacy sets a summer release date
- Rumors has it Sam Smith will sing the Bond 24 theme
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Toy Story 4 will be in theaters June 16, 2017 and fans are incredibly excited. Or mad. You see, Toy Story 3 had such a perfect, beautiful ending that many fans though the franchise was over and should never be touched again. A perfect trilogy. Series co-creator, and director of Toy Story 4 John Lasseter, agrees with you.
“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 in a press release. “But when Andrew [Stanton], Pete [Docter], Lee [Unkrich, director of TS3], 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.”
So what was this amazing, groundbreaking, wow idea that made Pixar try to top one of the highest grossing and most critically acclaimed animated films of all time? We don’t know (though Lasseter did tease it’s a love story in another interview) but we’re going to try and figure out.
We took to Twitter to ask you, the /Film readers, for your ideas. Oddly enough lots of them fell into similar categories. For example, many of you felt the film would have something to do with new technology. The Toy Story films have usually ignored that. Or maybe something to do with Disney synergy, bringing in Marvel or Star Wars characters.
Nevertheless, the ideas were plentiful and, below, we grabbed a whole bunch of Toy Story 4 plot pitches for you to check out. Read More »
The toys are back in town one more time. In an announcement we’ve been expecting for a long time, the CEO of Disney Bob Iger has revealed that Pixar will release Toy Story 4 on June 16, 2017. John Lasseter will return to direct “a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang.” More on the long history of Toy Story 4 and its release date after the jump.
UPDATE: We’ve also learned some new info including who helped break the story, and the fact Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are writing the script. There’s also a quote from Lasseter.
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