Toy Story 4

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Walt Disney's CEO Bob Iger announced earlier today that Pixar has begun production on a fourth entry in the Toy Story series. Woody and the team are set to appear in cinemas again in June of 2017. The film is being made by John Lasseter (who will also be directing), Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton.

One Toy Story too far? I hasten to add that talks to that effect came out about the third one's existence and look how that turned out. Because of that I'm hesitate to bemoan Pixar from making a fourth. That they have made lesser films than in their heyday of late - Cars 2 being a particular egregious example, is still tempered by them being one of the best animation houses for modern times.

I'm hoping that it'll be good, that's certainly a talented bunch of people. I know that it'll make money on brand-name alone, but I'm trusting that the studio won't rest on it laurels.

Anyone got any thoughts on the subject of Toy Story 4?

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My mind saw the words "John Lasseter" and mashed the eject button.

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And back to seriousness, Toy Story felt like it was always meant to be a trilogy.  Why isn't Ratatouille or Wall-E ripe for sequels?

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Or the Incredibles for that matter--that always seemed to have "sequel" written all over it.

I was not really a fan of Toy Story 3. It felt unnecessary after the way Toy Story 2 ended with Buzz and Woody watching Andy play and Woody noting that he'd enjoy it while it lasted and that, after that, the toys would still have each other. And again, even if you do embrace Toy Story 3, it too felt like an ending with Andy off to college and Woody and the gang on to a new life with a new kid.

I just hope we don't end up with a Lord of the Rings type feeling with the series "ending" over and over and over again.

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Yeah, Iger announced that Pixar were also working on sequels for both Cars and The Incredibles, Brad Bird is currently writting the screenplay for the latter, there's no info on the former other than the announcement (I've added both to Coming Soon with TBC).

Cars 3 is of course, being made to make money. :/

I suppose its a case of what kind of stories that you could write for them. I don't think that Ratatouille or Wall-E lend themselves to follow up stories all that well. We kind of saw an epilogue for Wall-E that shown what happened after the humans landed on Earth in the credits, though given the time that we supposably went in that montage, maybe there a spot for a sequel in there somewhere.

My favourite Toy Story films in order are: 3-> 2-> 1

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