Brace yourself everyone! Another Toy Story movie is in the making!! The director of the Academy Award winning franchise John Lasseter has given enough hints to everyone about what is going to happen in his next directorial venture and we have all the scoop on it.
The news of the making of Toy Story 4 popped up earlier this festive month. Lasseter sat down in an interview with firstshowing.net and talked about the release date and several important things about the upcoming version of the billion dollar franchise. So people, spoilers alert!!!
According to Lasseter, who achieved fame and success via the Toy Story trilogy (which grossed a billion dollars in the box office) revealed that he himself was going to handle the direction, yet again. He also added that there were numerous twists and turns in the new movie that it would not disappoint the die-hard fans the fourth time as well.
The most successful animated movie series of all time, Toy Story has not only made us mad with excitement and laughter, but emotional too. The adventures of Woody and Buzz have always made us giddy. And now that the franchise is getting yet another sequel, the question of whether the upcoming film would be featuring our favorite Woody and Buzz has been killing us from the inside.
But Lasseter has given answers to all the questions. According to the aforementioned online magazine, the star director himself is quite excited to take on the seat of a director for the third time. Toy Story 3 was the only movie in the franchise that he did not direct.
Talking about the third part of the trilogy and his idea of halting the Toy Story project after it, Lasseter said: "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. 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, Pete, Lee, 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 had to make this movie-and I wanted to direct it myself."
Though Lasseter did not give away everything, he did say that Toy Story 4 would heavily center around Bonnie, who is the current owner of Woody. Lasseter further added: "This is only going off the one-off specials since Toy Story 3 that feature Bonnie heavily. Every Toy Story movie so far has focused on the anxiety over ownership and belonging, and the conflict between a child's exterior life, and a toy's intrinsic desires. Are we likely to see the same story told once again from Bonnie's perspective? Perhaps."
Lasseter, who is the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar, explained further that the story would focus on the romance between our brave cowboy Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks, and Bo Peep voiced by Annie Potts. Bo Peep is a porcelain figurine, a sweet natured shepherdess and nursery rhyme doll who was absent in the third part. Woody and Buzz tried to bring her back.
"It's a love story with Woody and—and this is news—Bo Peep," he told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."
This American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios has won two Academy Awards, one for Animated Short Film for Tin Toy and a Special Achievement Award for Toy Story.
He lives with his wife Nancy live in his grand house in Sonoma, California. They were married in 1988 and have five sons together. He has an estimated net worth of whooping $100 million and his annual salary was said to be $2.8 million last year.