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It.s safe to say that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn.t been the most popular film title to ever be unveiled. In fact, the response to its announcement was rather tepid. While it hasn.t been roundly chastised, it hasn't exactly been celebrated either. But who came up with it? Disney CEO Bob Iger has the answer. Bob Iger made the announcement during an interview with Bloomberg TV [via Star Wars 7 News]. The studio-head revealed that it was actually director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy who came up with the title. Bob Iger was asked flat-out how the newly released title for Star Wars Episode VII was devised, and while he didn.t go in to many details surrounding its inception, he did explain that Abrams and Kennedy were the brains behind the operation. Said Iger, "It was a decision that was made by a few »
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Last week Disney and Lucasfilm announced the title for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars movie. It will be called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the fan reaction for that title was mixed. I think it's fine, but there are a lot of people out there that don't like it, but they are just going to have to live with it. This is the first official news that we've seen from the film since the cast was announced. Everything else in between has been lots of fun rumors and speculation.
Star Wars 7 News came across a little bit of news in an interview by Bloomberg, in which Disney CEO Bob Iger talked about how the title came into existence. The Star Wars part of the interview starts at the 10:26 mark in the video below, but here's the quote:
"It was a decision that »
- Joey Paur
With the CG animated superhero tale Big Hero 6 heating up the box office for Disney Animation, the Mouse House has dated two more animated films for 2016. Zootopia, about a fast-talking fox who teams up with a straight laced bunny cop to clear his name, will hit wide release and 3D screens on March 4, 2016. Later that year, the Polynesia-set animated musical Moana will open for the holiday crowd on November 23, 2016 from The Princess and the Frog directors Ron Clements and John Musker.
These are two of the release slots Disney staked out in May when the studio announced its long-range plans for animated flicks through 2018. Last week Disney head Bob Iger broke the shocker that a fourth Toy Story is in the works from Disney-owned Pixar and expected to open on June 16, 2017.
- Jen Yamato
'Toy Story 4'
John Lasster, who directed the original Toy Story film in 1995 and its sequel, will be directing Toy Story 4. "John created Toy Story and directed the first two films, and it's great to have him back directing one of our most valuable properties," Iger said.
Lasseter revealed in a statement that the decision to make a fourth Toy Story film was made when he – along with Andrew Stanton (Wall-e) , Pete Doctor (Up) and Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) – came up with a story worth another sequel. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Lasseter revealed that the film will pick up where Toy Story 3 ended and will be a love story.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” Lasseter said in the statement. »
In its 19-year history, Pixar Animation Studios has largely avoided making sequels — of the 14 films it’s released since 1995, only four feature the same characters in follow-ups.
Yet with Thursday’s announcement that Disney will release “Toy Story 4,” on June 16, 2017, Pixar now has four new sequels planned over the next several years as the Mouse House looks to add more heft to its record fiscal earnings.
In addition to a fourth “Toy Story,” the Emeryville,Ca.-based company has “Finding Dory,” “Cars 3″ and “The Incredibles 2″ in the works.
The first, “Finding Dory,” a sequel to the 2003 hit “Finding Nemo,” will be released on June 17, 2016. The next “Cars” and “Incredibles” are not yet dated, but Pixar already has planted its flag on Nov. 22, 2017, and June 15, 2018 for untitled pics.
It’s unclear whether Disney will move forward with another “Planes,” a spinoff of Pixar’s “Cars” franchise. DisneyToon Studios produced “Planes,” a »
- Marc Graser
Who's ready for more adventures with Woody and Buzz? Yeah, like we even have to ask... Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that Toy Story 4 is coming in June of 2017. We don't know much about the movie at this point other than it will be directed by Pixar's own John Lasseter, whose directorial credits include Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars and Cars 2. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess as to how it'll fit into where the story was left off in...
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The greatest animated franchise of all time is getting another sequel. Everyone said Toy Story 3 would be the end of Woody and Buzz, but alas, here we are, announcing Toy Story 4. The company's chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed that John Lasseter, who directed the original, will helm the upcoming film.
Toy Story 4 will be written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who previously penned and starred in Celeste and Jesse Forever. They're working from a story idea by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Lee Unkrich! Pixar's Galyn Susman will produce.
Toy Story 3 was a perfect ending to a beloved franchise. Yes, Disney is squeezing this one for more profit, but it's hard to stay mad about news like this. »
- Laura Frances
To infinity and beyond – or, at least, back to the big screen. Disney is reuniting Woody, Buzz Lightyear and company for Toy Story 4, which will hit theaters on June 16th, 2017. As Variety reports, the sequel will be directed by Pixar Animation Studios veteran John Lasseter – who helmed the series' first and second installments – while Tom Hanks (as Woody) and Tim Allen (as Buzz) will reprise their distinctive voice roles.
And then, there were four. It’s been quite the day for announcements from Disney, with word that Star Wars: Episode VII is actually titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now company chief Bob Iger has announced that Pixar will produce a new Toy Story outing for 2017, with studio animation boss John Lasseter back in the director’s chair.The news came from somewhat of a low-key source: Iger was making a conference call with financial analysts to discuss the company’s earnings, a report that has been boosted thanks to its prodigious film output from the likes of Marvel and Disney Animation.No details were announced for the film, but we do know that part of the big main Pixar brain trust – Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich and Pete Docter – came up with the idea and have handed script chores to Celeste & Jesse Forever duo Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. »
Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed to investors that Toy Story 4 is on the way, with the new film set to arrive in cinemas in 2017. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are expected to return to voice Woody and Buzz for a fourth time, while John Lasseter is also in place to direct. “We love these characters so much,” said Lasseter in an official statement. “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.” “Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly...
- George Wales
Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures have set a June 16th 2017 release date for a fourth film in the "Toy Story" franchise. Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger made the announcement to Wall Street analysts as he discussed the company's fourth quarter and fiscal year results on Thursday.
Pixar Cco and original "Toy Story" director John Lasseter is set to return to the helm, while Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will reprise their roles as Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Most surprising (and welcome) is that "Celeste and Jesse Forever" scribes Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are onboard as writers on the project.
Also onboard is Galyn Susman ("Toy Story of Terror," "Toy Story that Time Forgot") as producer in a film that is being described as more of a love story than the previous outings. In an official statement, Lasseter says:
"We love these characters so much; they are like family to us. »
- Garth Franklin
Disney CEO Bob Iger just announced that Toy Story 4 is coming in June of 2017. We don't know much about the movie at this point other than it will be directed by Pixar's own John Lasseter, whose directorial credits include Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars and Cars 2. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess as to how it'll fit into where the story was left off in 2010's Toy Story 3 and which characters will be returning. The story for Toy Story 4 was cooked up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton (Wall-e), Pete Docter (Up), and Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3). It'll be written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever). Here's what Lasseter had to say about the project: “We love these characters so much; they...
- Peter Hall
When the first "Toy Story" hit theaters in 1995, it turned Pixar into a real company thanks to a worldwide gross of $362 million. The sequel followed four years later and earned $485 million. And it in 2010, "Toy Story 3" was released and took in a whopping $1.06 billion. Pixar has been releasing "Toy Story" short films and specials, but would never confirm whether it was working on a fourth film. But now comes word directly from Disney CEO Bob Iger that "Toy Story 4" is officially in the works and is set to hit theaters on June 16th, 2017. John Lasseter, who directed the original movie, will return to direct. While not mentioned, it's almost certain that Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the rest of the voice talent will return as well. Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who wrote and starred in "Celeste and Jesse Forever," will write the script for "Toy Story 4." "We love »
Toy Story 4 is coming to a theater near you in a couple years and none other than the father of Woody and Buzz himself, Disney Creative Officer John Lasseter, will direct the fourth film in the timeless Pixar franchise.
The official Toy Story 4 release date is set for June 16, 2017, assuming the traditional annual spot for Pixar feature films. It will follow another big Pixar sequel, Finding Dory, set for June 2016. While on the topic of release dates, you might as well pencil in Disney Infinity 5 to have a big Toy Story 4 presence when it is likely released later in 2017.
The Toy Story 4 confirmation news broke today during Disney's Fourth Quarter Earnings Report Conference Call held earlier today. The announcement came from Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, following an earnings report that matched analysts estimates.
"We love these characters [Woody, Buzz, etc.] so much; they are like family to us, »
Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger likes experimenting with digital platforms, yet while Espn — one of Disney’s biggest moneymakers — is getting ready to launch over-the-top services to stream more sports programming, don’t expect the move to lead to Disney backing a la carte options for its cable channels anytime soon.
“We’re well-positioned to go direct to the consumer if the marketplace demands it, but we don’t feel a need to do that now,” Iger said during a call with Wall Street analysts to discuss Disney’s strong fourth quarter and fiscal year results on Thursday.
In fact, Iger has no interest in breaking up the bundles of channels it currently offers through cable and satellite services.
Despite Disney being “very well positioned” to take advantage of the a la carte universe, “we don’t feel a compelling need to take a product to market right now »
- Marc Graser
When the credits rolled on Toy Story 3, we all secretly hoped Buzz, Woody and the gang's time wasn't done with, but with the that movie ending their story in the most perfect way possible, it looked very much like it was. But it also earned a $1 billion worldwide, and more than likely because of that, we can all jump for joy, because Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has revealed, during an investors conference call, that Toy Story 4 was indeed happening, and that John Lasseter, director of the original and the first sequel, will be again be sitting in the directors chair. There has been no official word yet, but is expected that Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the rest of the voice cast are expected to return. Working from a story idea from some of Pixar's best (Lasseter, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkirk, Up director Pete Docter, »
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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 […]
- Germain Lussier
John Lasseter to return as director of the fourth instalment.
The fourth entry in Pixar’s world-beating Toy Story franchise will open in the Us on June 6, 2017.
Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger revealed the news in an earnings call on November 6. The film was previously known as 6/16/17 Untitled Pixar Animation.
Disney executives have also confirmed the news announced earlier in the day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the new name of Jj Abrams’ eagerly awaited film, which is set to open wide in 3D on December 18, 2015. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Following on from the announcement that Star Wars: Episode VII is going by the title of the The Force Awakens, Disney has dropped another huge piece of news today, with Bob Iger revealing that John Lasseter is returning to direct a fourth instalment in Pixar’s Toy Story series. No further details were revealed, but is […]
- Gary Collinson
If you haven't learned by now, franchises are never really dead in Hollywood. They get remade, rebooted, spunoff, or reimagined, and for a series as lucrative as "Toy Story," it was only a matter of time before another movie was in the works. A year after the "final" movie, "Toy Story 3," hit, Tom Hanks revealed another movie is on the way. And while Pixar has focused on "Toy Story" shorts ever since ("Hawaiian Vacation," "Small Fry," "Partysaurus Rex") and a pair of holiday specials (2013's "Toy Story of Terror" and next month's "Toy Story That Time Forgot")... surprise, surprise a full sequel is coming. During their earnings call with investors this afternoon, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced "Toy Story 4" will arrive on June 16th, 2017. But perhaps more intriguing is that John Lasseter—now chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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