Toy Story 4 will be a 'brand new chapter'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 May 2015
Jessie, Buzz and Woody in Toy Story 3

Woody in 'Toy Story'

'Toy Story 4' will be a "brand new chapter" in the series, chief Pixar animator John Lasseter has revealed

'Toy Story 4' will be a "brand new chapter".

Pixar animator John Lasseter has teased details about the fourth instalment in the popular animated franchise - set to be released in June 2017 - revealing the plot will not follow on from 'Toy Story 3', which was released in 2010.

Speaking about the production at Cannes Film Festival, he said: "We're in the early stages of the film, but it's shaping up nicely. It's funny. The story is not as much a continuation of the past films, but a brand new chapter in the 'Toy Story' world."

John, who is the Chief Creative Officer of the studio, also mentioned another upcoming film, 'The Good Dinosaur', which tells the story of an Apatosaurus named Arlo who loses his father and gets lost, meeting a cave-boy named Spot as he attempts to make his way back home.

Commenting on the production, director Peter Sohn said the film is, "striving for a very unique tone, unlike any animated film made.

"I think our next movie asks the biggest 'what if?' of all. What if the asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs actually missed earth?"

Other films previewed at the event include 'Zootopia', 'Moana' and the much-anticipated 'Finding Nemo' sequel 'Finding Dory'.

Toy Story 4

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Josh Cooley
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan
  • UK release: 21 June 2019

Woody (Tom Hanks) joins new owner Bonnie at kindergarten where he finds a new purpose in protecting her improvised toy Forky (Hale). Pixar manages to further the story with fine new characters and a satisfyingly teary conclusion, for a fine last chapter in the saga.