‘Toy Story 4’: Everything We Know So Far

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Under Bonnie’s wings, the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their friends had already been neatly wrapped in the previous film, but a whole new adventure awaits them in the upcoming Toy Story 4.


Following Toy Story 3, the new movie is set after Andy gave the toys to Bonnie, before moving away for college. Taking a whole new approach, the adventure will focus on Woody reuniting with his old flame, Bo Peep, who suddenly disappeared without lucid explanation in Toy Story 2. Woody, along with his friends, will be on a quest to find his lost love, according to moviepilot.com.


The story already ended perfectly in Toy Story 3, even the film director John Lasseter thought so. Initially, there was no plan to make another movie. But when a new story for the friends arose, Lasseter simply could not pass it up.

Lasseter is the Chief Creative Officer for Pixar and Walt Disney Animations. He is responsible for greenlighting all the movies that are shown in the cinema. This means he is directing the movie he approved himself, as per Cinema Blend.

This has raised some concerns since managing two corporations while directing a movie might pose some difficulties. Another factor for the fear of some fans is that Lasseter was the one who directed the lowest audience-ranked Pixar movie, Cars 2, which he helmed in 2011. Despite that, Lasseter has worked with the Toy Story franchise for 21 years already, to date.


The story is created by Pixar’s titans: John Lasseter who directed both Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 2 (1999). Joining him is Inside Out director Pete Doctor and Wall-E director Andrew Stanton. Director Lee Unkrich from Toy Story 3 is coming back for the fourth film too.

The screenplay will be penned by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. The two also paired in writing indie film Celeste and Jesse Forever. 


Tom Hanks has already recorded for Woody which he had previously revealed in The Graham Norton Show. Tim Allen’s Buzz Lightyear and Don Rickle’s Mr. Potatohead are confirmed to return as well. Andy’s mom voiced by Laurie Metcalf and Trixie by Kristen Schaal are in the movie too. Patricia Arquette will be joining the cast but there is no news yet on what her role is.

Toy Story 4 is set to be released on June 15, 2018.

Photo source: Toy Story Official Facebook

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