By Kyle Sacchi
ARTS AND ENTERTIANMENT EDITOR
Disney and Pixar had revealed their plans for a fourth Toy Story this Thursday, which is to be directed by John Lasseter–the director of the first two movies.
The film is set to be released June 16, 2017 and will focus once again on the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the beloved crew.
Lasseter, Andrew Staton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich will pen the new movie, along with new writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. Lasseter said in the recent news release:
“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.”
He didn’t include whether or not Tom Hanks or Tim Allen would be back to voice Woody and Buzz Lightyear, but in a press release, he did describe the upcoming movie as a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the Toy Story gang.
The famed director said he had never thought of doing another Toy Story, until he heard the new concept for the film.