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Though it was announced shortly after the release of Pixar’s 2010 masterpiece Toy Story 3 that Tim Allen was contracted for a fourth movie, nobody really took this news seriously: after all, Pixar gave Woody, Buzz and co. the perfect send-off, so why would they dare return to it, right?
Well, hearts broke the world over two weeks ago when it was officially announced that Toy Story 4 was actually moving ahead for a June 2017 release, with John Lasseter returning to the director’s chair, while Rashida Jones and Will McCormack will write the script. Tom Hanks and Allen are, of course, absolutely certain to return.
Despite fans the world over insisting that there was enormous potential to ruin the near-perfect consistency of the original trilogy, Lasseter stood defiant, saying of the new movie, “When Andrew, Pete, Lee and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. »
- Jack Pooley
Following on from the recent promo and posters for next year’s Inside Out [see here and here], Disney has now given us a sneak peek at Pixar’s second offering of 2015, The Good Dinosaur, by releasing a piece of official concept art…
The Good Dinosaur tells the story of Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart who sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way—a human boy.
Directed by Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy) and produced by Denise Ream (Cars 2), The Good Dinosaur features a voice cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Hader (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2) and Frances McDormand (Transformers: Dark of the Moon). The film opens in the Us on November 25th and in the UK on December 4th. »
- Gary Collinson
One of the biggest stories to break this week was Disney's announcement yesterday that Toy Story 4 will be released in 2017, with Toy Story and Toy Story 2 director John Lasseter returning to helm this sequel. It will be the first film he's directed since 2011's Cars 2, which comes in addition to his duties of leading two animation studios, Walt Disney Animation and Disneytoons, along with serving as the principal creative adviser for Disney's theme park designers. The filmmaker recently spoke with The Los Angeles Times, revealing why he's coming back to direct this sequel.
"One of the things that was very important for me as an artist is to continue directing. When I direct, I get to work with the individual artists, with the animators. It's very important to keep young talent coming into the studios ... to get back in and help tell stories."
Yesterday's announcement also revealed that »
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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When I jumped online this morning, the Internet was flooded with all kinds of fan speculation about what Pixar's recently announced Toy Story 4 would be about. One of them included the addition of The Avengers. We now have some new official details to report on the film, though, straight from the mouth of Disney's chief creative officer and Toy Story 4 director, John Lasseter.
In an interview with La Times, Lasseter revealed Toy Story 4 will be a love story and that it will start at the point where Toy Story 3 left off, when Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toy gang were given to a little girl named Bonnie. I'm sure the love story will be between two of the toy characters... but who? He doesn't give away any specifics, but he does talk about why they are moving forward with this fourth film in the franchise:
"A lot »
- Joey Paur
The Flickering Myth react…
What a bombshell dropped yesterday eh? After years and years of rumours we officially have the news that Pixar will be releasing Toy Story 4 in 2017. The film will be directed to John Lasseter and written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.
But what did our writing and editorial team think of the news?
Ozzy Armstrong: No. Just no. Toy Story 3 had the best and most final endings of almost any trilogy so continuing on just makes me incredibly sad in my heart-cage.
J-p Wooding: Has to be a good story as I thought we had reasonable closure to the series with the last one. Whereas the first couple had incredible visuals to wow us with, animated films can no longer just rely on them. I’m sure it’ll get the effort it deserves though and will be a cracker.
- Luke Owen
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.
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
There are few things in pop culture that have a softer spot in ’90s kids hearts than Toy Story and its subsequent sequels. And after the reaction to the two-Oscar winning, Best Picture nominated Toy Story 3 was essentially, “Oh my God, that was a million times better than I would’ve ever expected and now I’m super sad, I mean didn’t you think the toys were going to get incinerated? How effed up would that have been?!?”, you can bet the Internet would just about explode if a fourth Toy Story were to be announced.
Well according to Deadline, Toy Story 4 is officially in the works at Disney and Pixar, with John Lasseter (director of Toy Story 1 and 2, but not 3) set to direct. The film is set for a June 16, 2017 release date, and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (Jones of Parks and Recreation, and the writing pair »
- Brian Welk
It's full circle for John Lasseter, as Disney/Pixar has announced that he's returning to the director's chair for Toy Story 4. Lasseter directed the first Toy Story and co-directed Toy Story 2. And whilst Toy Story 4 had been rumoured for some time, it's now been officially confirmed.
The official announcement confirms that the new film "opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the Toy Story gang". The new story has come from John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, described not incorrectly as 'the storytellers who have been the driving force behind all three Toy Story films'.
It's a bold move and a tall order to pick the story up for the pretty much perfect ending to Toy Story 3. Lasster did say that »
We thought the story of Toy Story had been told. The trilogy of Pixar films concluded in 2010 with the brilliant, entertaining and ultimately tear-jerking Toy Story 3. And here we are today, processing the news that Pixar is doing Toy Story 4. It already has writers, a director and a release date. Here's what we know about Toy Story 4 based on Disney's official announcement. 1. It's hitting theaters more than 2 years from now - The release date is June 16, 2017. 2. John Lasseter is directing: John Lasseter directed the first two Toy Story films, as well as Cars and Cars 2 and A Bug's Life. 3. Woody and Buzz will be back - Disney's announcement says it will "open a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the "Toy Story" gang." That's not a ton to go one, but it does vaguely confirm that Buzz and Woody will be at the center »
Hold onto your plastic cowboy boots because a new Toy Story movie is on the way! John Lasseter, who directed the original 1995 film, will return to direct the upcoming sequel. There aren't a lot of details yet, but we do know the movie will hit theaters June 16, 2017, and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who wrote Celeste & Jesse Forever, are on board. "We love these characters so much; they are like family to us," said Lasseter. "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 that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie. But when Andrew [Stanton], Pete [Docter], Lee [Unkrich], 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 »
While Toy Story 3 seemed like it was going to be the official end of the beloved Pixar franchise.s run on the big screen, that idea has just been trashed. As it turns out, Pixar is actually now working on a Toy Story 4, and it.s being helmed by none other than Pixar head John Lasseter himself. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during an earnings call this afternoon. The plan is to have the film in theaters on June 16, 2017. The feature will be the first that Lasseter has directed himself since 2011.s Cars 2 - though he did previously helm both the original Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Rashina Jones and Will McCormack, who previously wrote Celeste and Jesse Forever together, are penning Toy Story 4's script. It's true that 2010's Toy Story 3 was the last time we »
One word, John Lasseter: Plastics. The Pixar chief who changed the animation game with his innovative use of computer technology in 1995's Toy Story will return to the directing chair to make a fourth movie about the adventures of Woody, Buzz, and the gang, Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger announced Tuesday. The film is set to hit theaters in June 16, 2017, and in a somewhat surprising twist it will be written by Rashida Jones, formerly of NBC's Parks and Recreation, and her screenwriting partner Will McCormack (who penned the 2012 indie romantic comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever.) The story was conceived, »
- Anthony Breznican
Well, it seems your favorite toys are returning.
Disney CEO Bob Iger, whose rocky rise to power is brilliantly detailed in James B. Stewart's must-read account of the Michael Eisner years "DisneyWar," just announced during an earnings report that "Toy Story 4" would be hitting screens on June 16th, 2017. And what's more: original "Toy Story" director John Lasseter is returning to helm the new film.
There are, of course, a couple of things to keep in mind here.
First of all, the "Toy Story" gang (led by Tom Hanks's Woody and Tim Allen's Buzz Lightyear) haven't exactly been absent from our hearts. Since "Toy Story 3," the supposed swansong, was released in the summer of 2010 and made us all cry like tiny babies, the characters have taken center stage in three short films ("Hawaiian Vacation" and the painfully hilarious "Small Fry" in 2011 and "Partysaurus Rex" in 2012) and two half-hour »
- Drew Taylor
Walt Disney chief creative officer (Cco) John Lasseter talked about the influences of Japan, its art and Hayao Miyazaki’s animation in particular on his work, Pixar and even in winning his wife’s hand at a talk on “Cool Japan” held by the Tokyo International Film Festival on Friday.
Asked to hold the talk by his friend Toshio Suzuki of Studio Ghibli, Lasseter said, “I started looking through the old photographs of my trips to Japan. I’m very emotional about this talk about what a huge influence the country of Japan its people and my friend Hayao Miyazaki had on me.”
He described how his earliest exposure to Japan was with cartoons that he didn’t even know were from the country at first, and how his frustration later on in life as a Disney animator in a Hollywood where animation was just seen as “for kids” was solved when he first met with Miyazaki »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Noh)
Fox has hired veteran animation director Carlos Saldanha to helm sci-fi fantasy movie “Timeless” as a possible franchise starter.
The project, based on the upcoming three-book series from Armand Baltazar, will be a live-action CG adaptation. Producers are Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer of Scott Free Productions, Steve Tzirlin, Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment and Saldhana through his BottleCap Prods.
The book series, to be published by HarperCollins, occurs in Chicago after a “time collision” eliminates the barriers between the past, present and future. The story follows a boy and his friends who rescue his father from a Roman general.
- Dave McNary
Pixar has hit a rough patch as critical darlings with a handful of entries like Cars 2, Monsters University and Brave that failed to live up to the studio’s high standards. But their latest original story idea may be the boost they need. Inside Out is Pete Docter’s first film since 2009′s Up, and it’s a look inside the mind of a little girl at the personification of her emotions, Joy, Fear, Sadness, Anger and Disgust. Docter developed the story from the perspective of a parent, and here’s hoping it’s a treat for parents and kids alike. The film has a more star studded cast than Pixar usually assembles, including Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith. Inside Out releases June 19, 2015. Watch the trailer below.
The post Pixar’s latest ‘Inside Out’ gets a teaser trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Brian Welk
Pixar has been on a rocky road as of late with Brave, Cars 2 and Monsters University all coming in well below the standards set for the studio that changed the way we look at animated movies over the last decade. Next year, however, they will attempt to right the ship with a new, original story in Inside Out, directed by Pete Docter (Up). The new film apparently takes us inside the human mind of a young girl named Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to »
- Brad Brevet
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