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Tom Hanks says Toy Story 4 is happening!

Published at: June 27, 2011, 4:57 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. We've been flooded with word from UK readers that Tom Hanks let a little something slip while appearing on BBC's Breakfast Show promoting Larry Crowne regarding the future of the Toy Story series.

He said that he thinks it's happening and when pressed further said they're working on it currently. Interesting, but not exactly surprising. With Cars 2 out this past weekend, a sequel to Monsters Inc in the works and some whispers about a sequel to The Incredibles, Pixar isn't shying away from sequels.

So far every Toy Story film has been fantastic, so I guess Pixar's earned some trust, but I don't know where you can go from Toy Story 3, which to me seemed to be the perfect wrap-up film that gave us a thematic ending where the toys come to peace with their owners growing up and leaving them.

I'd personally be fine with them ending the series there and letting us visit these characters from time to time via Pixar shorts, but if they feel they have more stories to tell I'm down with it.

Thanks to Nabs, CrackerJack and Maverick for the heads up. What do you folks think of this development?

-Quint
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  • June 27, 2011, 4:59 a.m. CST

    cool

    by CB Chap

    cool

  • June 27, 2011, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Cool

    by Schadenfreude

    Still haven't seen part 3. Should really get the thumb out.

  • June 27, 2011, 4:59 a.m. CST

    roll on Incredibles 2

    by CB Chap

    Me want some of that!

  • Down with tech.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Also, I worry about Tim Allen. So I'm happy for him to recieve more work

    by Citizin_insane

  • June 27, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST

    My first reaction to the headline...

    by IamTheSisko

    ...was "Oh, GEEZ... not ANOTHER one..." Don't get me wrong, I love the first three, but I just can't help but wonder how much juice is left in the orange. I hadn't heard of the Incredibles 2 whispers... that makes me REALLY excited... Cars 2 can suck it. ----------------------------------------------------- Comedy Sketches, Commentaries, and So Much More! Are YOU Maladjusted? http://www.maladjustedproductions.wordpress.com

  • June 27, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Incredibles 2? Yes, please.

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    But that is ONLY if Brad Bird is attached to it. As far as Toy Story 4? I'm kind of against it... I think the ending of the third movie was kind of perfect as far as wrapping up the whole franchise.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Hmm...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    For once, it would be nice if someone ended a series on a high note.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Uhh

    by The Fuck

    Just don't give it to Lasseter!!

  • NO. Please, no. Just leave it. Leave it as it is - perfect, timeless, flawless, complete. This trilogy will be on holoscreens in 200 years time. Don't dilute it. Don't risk it. Don't compromise it. Stop. Please. Leave it. For the love of all that is good, leave it.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST

    yeah incredibles 2 is the only sequel i want to see.

    by Obscura

    its not so much sequels im against, but for every year pixar release a sequel, its another missed opportunity to get something original from them. Right now the only original title on the horizon is Brave... i'd love it if they made as many original films as they did sequels.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Sequels are necessary to maintain freedom

    by Sean

    The reality is, as big as Pixar is, and as much control as their creators have over the mouse house at this moment, they still have to take into account factors outside of the actual film. Key among those is merchandising. It's well known that Disney was not pleased with the concept of Up from a merchandising perspective, all they really had to make toys of that kids might want to play with was the dog and the bird. Pixar has to keep the engine's turning on their founded franchises, meaning that for every Up, eventually we have to accept a Cars 2 or a Toy Story 4. But remember fellow dweebs, We're talking about the house that Jon Lasseter built, the same man that forced Disney to allow him to remake Toy Story 2 when the nearly finished product was months away from a massive holiday release. They've proved their inability thus far to make an actually bad product, so I trust Toy Story 4 wouldn't be less of a nail in teh coffin and more of another feather in the collective caps of Emeryville. Bring on BRAVE!

  • June 27, 2011, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by smatt584

    The third one was a perfect wrap-up, why fuck with that? Hanks was probably just fucking with someone.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Another unnecessary

    by Lourdes Galan

    sequel is coming. Buuf......

  • June 27, 2011, 5:55 a.m. CST

    toy story 3d was

    by emeraldboy

    terrible. empty and utterly unnecessary.

  • June 27, 2011, 6 a.m. CST

    please don't.

    by ultragoregrind

    I'm sorry, but let Toy Story rest. 3 was in my opinion the weakest of the series - it felt forced and like it was going through the motions. Sure the very end was sweet, but I also felt it was lacking (in my opinion) in a steady stream of humor.

  • June 27, 2011, 6:05 a.m. CST

    yet no Incredibles 2?! Come on Pixar! What's up with that??

    by DrPain

  • June 27, 2011, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Ratatouille III : revenge of the dish

    by Gorgomel

  • June 27, 2011, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Pixar and sequels

    by CuervoJones

    Those sequels ar good movies, but the Pixar guys have the imagination to make new and good films. They don´t need sequels.

  • June 27, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 2 seemed like the perfect ending too

    by futureman3000

    There have already been 3, I don't see why they would stop unless they become like Shrek.

  • June 27, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    No I dont think so

    by bohdi71

    The toy story series ended on such a high note. I know it made a billion dollars so it sounds as if another movie would be just for the money. I like it when they take risks like the incredible and wall-e. I want to see more of that...

  • June 27, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Disney & Sequels .....

    by CB Chap

    Can not remember any of the classic Disney tails having a multitude of sequels (save for Rescuers??) albeit they did 'borrow' quite a lot of folk lore tales. can not balme Pixar for milking what they have as long as they stay true to what they do best. Lets face it, Dreamworks seem to have the long game for all of their franchises.... Kung Fu Panda 7 anyone? (actually yes, I really like those!)

  • Have you seen Cars 2? (I haven't yet, BTW.)

  • I guess it depends on what you consider as classic Disney, but a lot of Disney's animated feautures have had sequels. Although most of them were released directly to video/DVD.

  • June 27, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST

    I say keep em comin

    by KonkBob

  • June 27, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Saw Cars 2 yesterday w/ the family....

    by EastcoastAvenger

    Truly, I can't remember ever seeing an entire theater so full of children and there parents enjoying a movie together! The movie is a romp. It did lose most of the emotional core of the first one. The "don't forget those innocent bygone days" and "slow down and enjoy life" concepts are outta here. But it was a silly, fun, and beautiful picture to watch. They did give a nod to The Incredibles in the flick as well!

  • June 27, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Anyway, as for the possibility of a Toy Story 4...

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    I think they shouldn't do it. Toy Story 3 had the perfect ending. Just leave it at that. Besides, those Toy Story shorts are the perfect way to keep Toy Story and its characters alive. I guess the critical reception of Cars 2 has made me a bit wary. I just think they should concentrate on creating original movies. I suppose one of the downsides of being a part of a major company like Disney is that everything has to be merchandisable. Perhaps Pixar will devise a "one for us, one for Disney" strategy from now on.

  • June 27, 2011, 7:01 a.m. CST

    No!

    by JediWuddayaknow

    TS3 was a PERFECT end to the series of films! Don't Scrubs it up, Toy Story!

  • June 27, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST

    3 had the perfect ending to the series...

    by knowthyself

    WHY? They lucked out with two great sequels. Quit while you're ahead. This is slowly going to becoming the end of Pixar with all these fucking sequels.

  • However, I would be upset to get TS4 before an Incredibles sequel because it is long overdue.

  • June 27, 2011, 7:14 a.m. CST

    It's pretty clear whose in charge at Pixar....

    by knowthyself

    and it aint Pixar. It's coming folks...Finding Nemo 2.

  • June 27, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    toy story 3=toy story 2 + toy story 1 = 3

    by higgledyhiggles

    I loved all 3 movies although Toy Story 3 felt like a mash up of Toy Story 1 and 2 with the Bear as Kelsey grammer. They fet stuck in the kids room = stuck in sids room. Big chase along conveyor=chase through the baggage room. Great stuff, big emotional punch but the originality wasn`t there. Lets hope they push it further and strip away some characters to keep it fresh. More please...

  • Harry was the only fucker who wanted more sequels, and he's hardly someone to take seriously. Unless they do something mindblowing and explain how the toys can talk and kill them all, then there is no fucking need for it. Pixar is starting to get greed above art by shoving marketing-driven sequels, Lasseter should be running things, not Disney!

  • June 27, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    What's the worst that can happen?

    by My best friend

    Let's do it. I love the trilogy i say keep them coming!!! Have them invade Libya

  • June 27, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Two words...

    by ketchuplover

    TIME MACHINE

  • June 27, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I'm excited by this

    by flax

    All three Toy Story films had great endings that tied everything up nicely, so assuming that this one continues the trend, I see no problems there. I'm one of those people who didn't love Toy Story 3. I grew up with the previous films and loved them, but the third was basically a rehash of the second: toys face a dilemma between going back to Andy and not going back to Andy. Lotso was a carbon copy of Stinky Pete. There were too many characters; the new peripheral ones took time away from the classic ones, and much of the character development boringly echoed what they had gone through in the previous films. I didn't find Spanish Buzz remotely funny either. Overall it's still a good film, but I'll never rewatch it as much as the others. I'm all for a Toy Story 4 as long as they throw out the formula and take the series in a radically new direction. If they're going to have the toys get taken to some other building again and decide whether they're going to stay there or not... fuck it, just give us The Incredibles 2 instead.

  • June 27, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    It's going to be about Parenthood

    by AshMcQ

    Mark my words.

  • June 27, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    He could just be confused

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    He's obviously in and out of Pixar quite regularly because of the Toy Story shorts, perhaps he's just confused those for a new movie?

  • June 27, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    INCREDIBLES 2!!!

    by HapaPapa72

  • June 27, 2011, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Cars 2 was a horrible, violent, moneymaking ploy!

    by MaximusRC

    Took my child to see this expecting the movie to have a good moral with some funny material to wrap it in. Instead, I got guns blazing, torture, and multiple attempts to assassinate Lightning McQueen. This was not a romp. It was a James Bond movie with cars instead of humans. Shame on you Pixar. This was not a family movie.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    two trilogy

    by vicmackey1268

    thats the only thing i can think of. The 3rd film wrapped things up for all of us who's first theater movie was prolly the original Toy Story...now we're older and moving on, even tho we still like it for sentimental reasons....obviously we can all agree that we were the ones Woody says "So long partner" to. So, if i had to guess, now the films will focus on the new generation of kids getting into the films and as far as I'm concerned, that means I know the first movie I'm taking my kids to.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Toy St4ry

    by jawsfan

  • June 27, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Toy Sto4y

    by jawsfan

  • June 27, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 4: Jason Takes Manhattan

    by jawsfan

  • June 27, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Sequel something I don't care about

    by thommcg

    Finding Nemo 2, Bug's Life, whatever... just leave Toy Story alone

  • June 27, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I coulda done without TS3 as well

    by Truxton Spangler

    That's not to say it was a bad, or unenjoyable, but TS2 ended on a good enough note that I didn't need to revisit that universe any more. Kinda like Indy 3, except it was followed up with a bad film.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Toy Story: Ghost Protocol

    by jawsfan

  • June 27, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 4 and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    by jawsfan

  • June 27, 2011, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see...

    by OldDickLemon

    A Toy Story film that isn't about abandonment. TS: Woody dealing with being shoved aside for Buzz. TS2: Jessie tossed aside by Emily, Woody considering moving on because Andy won't be young forever. TS3: The whole gang fearing, and ending up at, the dumps as their kid has grown up. Bring on a Toy Story 4 if it's just a fun adventure at Bonnie's house. Pixar is an amazing studio, but not every film needs to carry a depressing message. A lot of people are crapping on Cars 2, but I really enjoyed it, and I think it's primarily because it's their first film in ages (since, what, Incredibles?) that didn't have a really heavy message. Sure there was an undercurrent about fossil fuels, but it was never as downright depressing in parts as Up, Wall-E or Toy Story 3. I don't want Andy to return to reclaim the toys for his kids, I don't want Bonnie to throw them away, I don't want the toys questioning their "mortality" or place in Bonnie's world. Just a fun little adventure (say, getting across town to get something to Bonnie on the first day of school, or something really simple) is all I want to see.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Never thought they'd make 4th Halo game either, but that one's

    by Andy Pandy

    in the works. Never say never.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Please, no...

    by Phimseto

    Can't they leave well enough alone?

  • I also expect several Harry Potter prequels and sequels and Star Wars Decrepisodes 7 thru 9 or 18 or 27 or however long they can continue fleecing the cheap seats with diminishing returns.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    bad bad bad idea.

    by Ditko

    They got lucky with part 3, being unbelievable good.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST

    no shit? really?

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    i thought they would just leave it at 3 because 3 is a nice number. never thought theyd cash in on another one in this multi billion, probably trillion dollar at this point franchise. fuck you aicn. this is not news.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Boo and hiss.

    by blackwood

    Shorts. If you want to revisit these characters, Pixar, do shorts. That's it. The story is done. Implausibly, the arc over three films worked out well. What more can be said? It's not even about quality. I don't doubt they would do their damnedest to make a great TOY STORY 4. But, fuck... I like the TOY STORY films, but I really think there's no where else to go with them.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    btw another piece of not news studio publicity from AICN

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    between this and the green lantern promotion... you should be ashamed.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    they should make wall-e 2

    by mick vance

    set it a couple thousand years in the future where the humans have polluted the world again; however, instead of going into space, the humans send wall-e back in time to the end of the first movie. it becomes like a green style terminator. eventually, he decides humans a threat to themselves; everyone dies. it's layers upon layers!

  • June 27, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    why mess with a great ending?

    by sunwukong86

    I grew up with these movies. I was 8 years old when I saw the first Toy Story in theaters. The first movie is perfect in my eyes. I really thought the third movie wrapped things up nicely. I honestly cant see the need for more.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    The series was done after 2

    by Knightsong

    For those who forgot the second movie, it was all about coming to grips with the fact that their time with Andy was short and to enjoy while they could. The third movie retconned all their feelings on the subject and turned the film in to 2 hours of ridiculous melodrama. Toy Story 3 was double dipping

  • June 27, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Incredibles 2, why is this so hard to understand?

    by SID 8.0

    Get to work Pixar.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Oh sweet buttery Jesus, what a HORRIBLE idea

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    With Cars 2 being the most poorly-reviewed Pixar movie to date, do they REALLY want to sully their best franchise when it had the PERFECT finale in the third one?! Pixar shouldn't follow Disney into their "cheapquel" assembly-line hell. More Toy Story shorts? Hell, I'm up for that, but NOT another full-length movie. Original stories, Pixar, THAT'S what made you the hippest animation studio in town. Don't ruin your reputation for a cheap buck.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    should've stayed independent Pixar, but as long as Pixfans

    by Gerald

    and the sheeple continue to open their wallets making the last movie the biggest ever, they will continue to crank these films out. There's probably a Disney exec right now calling Pixar while looking at the Cars 2 returns and merch forecasts making the case for Cars 3.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    NOOOO!!!

    by Natalie Villalobos

    Toy Story 4? WHY?! The third film ended the way it should of, a new cycle of live from them. Without Andy, it just won't be the same. I say they stick to a sequel to Monsters Inc. It'd be great to see Mike and Schully at it again!

  • BUt I guess since they can't market the fuck out of every little toy like CARS, they don't want too. Please Pixar, come back to us... step away from the Mouse.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Incredibles 2 YEEEEAH! Toy Story finished perfectly

    by Wcwlkr

    Please let there be an Incredibles 2 I didn't want that movie to end. I trust Pixar if they do make another Toy Story, but to me Toy Story 3 was a perfect ending. That movie was excellent.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    This makes me sad.

    by Teko

    TS3 was the perfect wrap-up and emotional climax to the series, as well as a brilliant movie of its own accord. We really, REALLY don't need a fourth one. I want them to close the book on Toy Story as a film series.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    More stories to tell" = "More toys to sell

    by Beezbo

    But you can't blame them. If something is guaranteed to make money, you make it.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Maybe it will be a prequel

    by jim

    After all, Woody is an old toy. He's been around for several decades. He's probably had a few owners before Andy.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    @BigJim Agreed...

    by kyle martin

    Took the words out of my mouth. If they do revisit this, I'd hope they go back and do Woody's "origin" story.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    @BigJim Agreed...

    by kyle martin

    Took the words out of my mouth. If they do revisit this, I'd hope they go back and do Woody's "origin" story.

  • June 27, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    I am concerned that PIXAR...

    by WeylandYutani

    is starting to become like its former parent company, Lucasfilm. Both had early incredible successes and created new, dynamic film properties. Both companies seemingly brought their flagship franchise to satisfying conclusions (Return of the Jedi in the case of LF and Toy Story in the case of PXAR). But instead of continually creating entirely new material, LF started rolling from sequel to sequel (or prequel). Now this was not entirely unsatisfying, it was nice to see new Star Wars films starting in 1999... but these films were merely OK and not the classics that came before. Similarly, as the Indiana Jones series has progressed each successive film has been less rewarding to audiences. Meanwhile, original projects have trickled out of LF, with mixed results... Willow, Radioland Murders and sometime soon Red Tails have had mixed results. It seems that the accountants figured out that merchandising is far more lucrative than filmmaking. I fear the same is happening to PIXAR. Toy Story, while not originally conceived as a trilogy, came to a natural conclusion last year. Any further installments are designed solely to sell more Buzz LightYears. And while I am sure Monsters Inc 2 will be fine, I wonder if it will be on par with earlier PIXAR efforts. The only PIXAR film where a sequel seems like a natural continuation is The Incredibles... because, unlike the other PIXAR properties, it lends itself to the concept of a sequel being a lampoon of the superhero genre. My hope is that the poor critical reception of Cars 2 will make PIXAR rethink its policy on sequels. But I doubt it... Cars 2, while being PIXARs first critical flop, is still a box office and merchandizing juggernaut (although we will see if its initial box office success has any longevity). I for one am much more interested in PIXAR films like Brave or the recently cancelled Newt than any of PIXARs franchise followups.

  • June 27, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Cars 3...

    by krabklaw

    ..Starring Finn McMissile. Even the critics hating on the new movie seem to single out Michael Caine's character as the lone bright spot. The villain could be Goldfender or Blofender or Dr. No-fender. There's much more to explore in this car world than racing. Make it happen, Pixar.

  • June 27, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Harry Actually Had A Plausible Idea

    by wampa_one

    Set it years from now, Andy is fully grown & marries (yes, get beyond the ick factor that she's like 12 years younger) the girl to whom he gave his toys to at the end of TS3. The toys then enjoy a whole new series of adventures with their children.

  • June 27, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    No, wampa_one, that's not how it goes...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...Andy comes back a decade later with his OWN kid(s), and the now 17-year-old Bonnie gives him back Woody, Buzz and the gang so the cycle can continue.

  • ...another rehashed manipulative hack job like Toy Story 3?

  • June 27, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Toy Foury

    by rosasaks

  • June 27, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Why? 3 was a great ending to the series.

    by OnO

    Watching the Toy Story short in Cars 2, I found myself not really enjoying it. The only funny part was the brief off the porch bit at the ending. Toy Story 3 was a great emotional finish to the other two films. 4 like as in the example of Pirates 4 seems just to be studios milking the franchise. It comes to a point with it being focused down into pathetic voiced cartoons for Nick or holiday shorts for ABC. I hope they come to there senses and go with something else. There's wonder to be had and new Toy Characters without Woody or Buzz would be a fresh start than wallowing in nostalgia.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I absolutely hate these movies

    by SmokingRobot

    Ok, the concept is workable: toys are really alive and talk to each other and have adventures. Where they went with it sucks; 'you're old', 'you're alone', 'nobody loves you', 'you've been replaced by a newer toy'. Childhood angst movies, great.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I have to laugh at...

    by Absent Nine Times

    ...all you people, (probably kids or young adults) complaining about them being greedy for making this sequel or that sequel. Do you think any single movie gets made for ANY reason other than money?

  • June 27, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Seriously, when will you guys learn?

    by Snookeroo

    Audiences aren't clamouring for a Toy Story 4, but merchandisers are. Toy Story 2 and 3 were basically the same story as the first movie, but audiences still flocked to see them. And each time, the licensing was worth billions. Movies make millions, merchandising makes BILLIONS. And Disney is the company that invented the model with Mickey Mouse/Snow White - waaaay before the other film companies figured that out.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Doubtful.

    by jimmy_009

    That's all I'll say.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 4: The Search for More Money

    by Playkins

    Too bad, Toy Story 3 was a great ending and bookended the series nicely. A few shorts now and then would be plenty.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I hate seeing film franchises I love come to an end...

    by gabbygall

    ..but with the Toy Story 3 ending being so perfect, like Andy and the Toys, I was content with letting go and saying goodbye. Not sure if this is Pixars best idea. However, Incredibles 2 on the otherhand.. BRING IT ON!!!

  • June 27, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    At the time, I welcomed Toy Story 3...

    by supertoyslast

    ...as long as it was the final part of the trilogy. It works as an end point. If it's not the end of the story, then I'm not so keen on it. The first Toy Story is one of my favourite films. To see it diluted by an ok third film and a fourth film that will, by necessity, drag the story out beyond its natural arc is painful to me. The Incredibles 2 is welcome. But *only* if it's Brad Bird.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    The new and improved Disneyfied Pixar

    by abe

    Did anyone not see this coming? The selling out of Pixar for the almighty buckaroo.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Incredibles 2 only if Underminer is the villain!

    by TheBikeShopOwnerFromDifferentStrokes

    Pixar movies are the only thing Ratzenberger has. Give him a break.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Oow- this time they can be secret agents!

    by UltraTron

    Yay! The gov could capture some of the toys and scientists could be testing to see why they are sentient and capable of life. We find out that plastic is created using a certain element that is actually extraterrestrial in nature. When plastic is formed into something like a chair- nobody plays with a chair. But if it's formed into something fun and someone gives it love and attention- poof! It feeds off that attention and springs into being in a similar way that 1 of our rna molecules spring into existence after direct sunlight exposure. Then the gov turns them into spys.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 had a perfect last twenty minutes.

    by hallmitchell

    I know because i was crying. How do you top Toy Story 3?

  • Incredibly, they managed to pull it off extremely well. A fourth installment is even less likely to work. I really wish they would just stick to original material from here on out. Or for a while at least.

  • June 27, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I love Woody and his crew as much as the next man....

    by JaNath

    .....Not bad...but it's no 'Taffin' Yeah, looks ok. But it's not a patch on Taffin, a vastly underrated Pierce Brosnan starrer. The BronHomme invests such realism, such clarity and emotion in this role I actually thought I was watching a documentary the first 15 times I saw it. The man is a chameleon and disppears completely into his character. he IS Taffin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXcgt6l_LcA Love movies? Love Taffin.

  • June 27, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    It would be great if ...

    by ckone

    Toy Story 4 was the new beginning of other toys' Storys, where the original gang, now happy and set with Bonnie , welcome new Toys who have their own new adventures. I love Buzz and Woody, and the gang, but their story was beautiful, and if the "pass the torch" in a fourth Movie to some new Toys, then my kids could have a new set of Toy Story movies to follow as I did. No reason they can't do something like that. Or they can make an all out fun uplifiting Toy Story 4 that has less of the crying stuff.... I wouldn't mind that either.

  • June 27, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I love Woody...

    by Partyslammer

    heh.

  • June 27, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Don't do it

    by Keith

    It's rare to create a near-perfect set of films that don't outstay their welcome. It would be a shame to risk that status for some extra cash, especially when the story felt like it had been wrapped up so beautifully.

  • June 27, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Go the Pixar shorts route

    by donkingkong

    3 was the perfect ending

  • June 27, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    What's next, they end up at the city dump?

    by Curious_Jorge

    Some of the best Disney movie franchises never had any theatrical sequels. I would much rather see Pixar create a new concept to plug Hanks into, and move on from the Toy Story universe.

  • June 27, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird and Incredibles 2

    by Peter David

    Posters need not concern themselves that it would proceed without him. In fact, those who have been wondering why a sequel isn't on the drawing boards yet have the answer right there. From what I understand, Pixar has no intention of going forward with I2 unless and until Brad Bird has developed a story that he's satisfied with. PAD

  • June 27, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I'd Be Fine With Toy Story 4 . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    But They would need to break out of the trilogy mold, and do something completely different. What I would like is a Toy Story with Woody getting a near "death" experience (run over by the car or something), by now Bonnie is so in love they'll do anything to fix him . . . and then the movie spends most of it's time in 1955, giving you the story of Woody and Andy's Grandfather. Also, the chance to see another episode or two of Woody's Round-Up. And feature toys and games from 1955. I'd go see that movie. The other movie I'd go see is one where there's a quick excuse to go to the Buzz Lightyear factory and Buzz and Woody get transferred into a dangerous Buzz Lightyear simulation, and Buzz and Woody have to defeat Zurg (and maybe the evil power behind Zurg) before escaping back to the real world. Now, my personal choice is the darkest one--a plague kills almost all of humanity, leaving the toys to wander a post-apocalyptic landscape. Slowly, the discover that without the love and life-energy of human beings, they, too, are dying off. Until they find one baby, who is immune, and so the toys raise a human child. Then, in this new world, toys and humans live together.

  • June 27, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Incredibles 2 May Never Happen

    by kevinwillis.net

    Learn to live with it. If it does, it's not going to be for the next several years. Bird's plate is full-up.

  • June 27, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Oooh! And If They Did Woody's Story from 1955

    by kevinwillis.net

    Woody could be the new toy, and there could be some even older toys, circa 1910 or something . . . that would be awesome. Make it so, Pixar!

  • June 27, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Incredibles 2: Have to Be About Jack-Jack

    by kevinwillis.net

    Also possible the adult Dash and Violet, both much, much more powerful than we left them at the end of Incredibles 1. So much so the government may decide the Incredibles are too dangerous to keep around.

  • June 27, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    The next one will have time travel

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    It'll be a prequel, a sequel and a reboot, all at the same time.

  • June 27, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    No to Toy Story 4!!!

    by Johnny Ahab

    I'll add my voice to the growing chorus here just in case someone from Pixar reads this: please DO NOT make more Toy Story movies! It will be a pale jokey shadow of these 3 fine films - yes, it will make scads of money, but that doesn't mean it will be worth the effort (see Indiana Jones and the Crystal Football Head mess - just made me sad to watch that movie). What made you stand out, Pixar, as a brilliant film company (right up until CARS 2 - the first Pixar film I will not be seeing in theaters) was your desire to make ORIGINAL films that spoke to the heart, entertained kids young and old, and that were a visual marvel to watch in whatever world you set them. You TOOK RISKS: I can't imagine pitching the concepts for RATATOUILLE, WALL-E and UP to other studios and having them ever get greenlit on their premises. I want to see new worlds, new stories, new characters - all of the things the rest of Hollywood was NOT doing! You defied the model and made money and fans at the same time! Please don't become just another DreamWorks Animation with Shrek 12 and Madagascar 5 - go back to what you did best! Rant over...

  • June 27, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Janath...

    by smatt584

    This is the third talkback I've seen you on trying to pimp out that fucking Pierce Brosnan movie. Seriously, why has this guy not been banned by now?

  • Leave the old cast alone, and have all new toys being the main characters. Hell, make the story about a bunch of toys belong to some geek who collects them. We could have Star Wars toys, Anime toys, gundams, etc. and I guess you could have Buzz and Woody return, I mean surely they manufactured a bunch of them so just let them be totally different characters in the context of someone else's toy collection. That opens up all kinds of new merchandising opportunities. Doesnt Disney own Marvel now? We can have Spider-Man and other Marvel action figures make appearences.

  • June 27, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Hell they could even have Transformers toys

    by Johnno

    Show Michael Bay how it's done!

  • June 27, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Not a fan of this idea...

    by Nathan

    Toy Story 3 was good, and I enjoyed it, but wasn't entirely necessary in my books. Felt like a lot of the idea's were rehashed, but overall I was happy to see it all wrapped up in the end. Making Toy Story 4 would be a huge mistake. I am already upset about this whole Cars 2 ordeal, they need to keep making original material.

  • June 27, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I thought Toy Story 3 was good but not great

    by seasider

    and somewhat undeserving of the Oscar accolades it received (Did anyone even remember that they had a theme song on Toy Story 3?) The fact that it took so long to get made didn't help either. I understand that everyone in Pixar has a real soft spot for Toy Story as it is the movie that put them on the map but like the toys and Andy, they need to know when to let go.

  • June 27, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Crossover with Wall E? He finds them in the mess?

    by Dennis_Moore

  • June 27, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Well looks like Harry got his wish...

    by shawn_h

    We'll get a dipshit 4th movie that will most likely suck dick. I hope you like this ending better since growing up and moving on is such a terrible way to end things.

  • June 27, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    mr. bundini

    by seasider

    Pixar actually got into the sequel business before Dreamworks did. Of the 22 movies they've released, only Shrek (4), Madagascar (2) and Kung-Fu Panda (2) have generated sequels. They do have other sequels planned but my point is both studios are equally guilty in my opinion of milking their franchises.

  • June 27, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Incredibles 2

    by xxxx1100

    The general public isn't clamoring for a 2nd Incredibles movie. The general public wants more cars sequels. Live with it. Dumbed down america is funding pixar, NOT YOU!The only people who are is fat ass comic book geeks like harry. P.S. Harry you fat bastard you can't stop me. I'm back again!

  • June 27, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Please, no more Toy Story

    by musically_endowed

    The first 2 were awesome, but the third is boring and goes for the cheap heart strings. I get it, they were ready to die. It places barely above Cars 1. I live right down the street from Pixar. I'm going to go pee in Lasseter's coffee.

  • June 27, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I don't mind...just give us an entirely new cast of characters!

    by marineboy

    I'm bored of Woody - give me Hoody instead ;)

  • June 27, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Yet another cash-grab? Bummer...

    by Flip63Hole

    Let the Disneyfication of Pixar continue!

  • June 27, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    they'd better be careful...

    by MovieGeekBlog

    If they screw it up I'll get really mad!!!

  • June 27, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    To those who say, "What harm could come of it?"

    by Rowsdower.ZabRowsdower

    Well-respected franchise where every individual offering stood alone as an enjoyable and watchable tale... Seems the production team can do no wrong... Successful enough to be considered lexicon in cinema history... films that other projects are measured up to...

  • June 27, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    You guys are adults, right?

    by Mugato5150

    or adults with kids?

  • June 27, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    I'm fine as long as it's not Cars related

    by FrodoFraggins

    I refuse to watch any movie with Larry the cable guy. Sorry Pixar.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    wait... didn't finish. Stupid tab button.

    by Rowsdower.ZabRowsdower

    I can think of one franchise in particular that fits the same bill as the Toy Story trilogy that jumped the shark when they finally decided that, yes, a fourth is a good idea. Or should I say "nuked the fridge." Not suggesting that Pixar et all would get that lazy. Ever. Just pointing out that sometimes it does happen. And sometimes Shia LaBouf does a Tarzan. That's all I'm saying.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    But then again...

    by Rowsdower.ZabRowsdower

    Perhaps the bigger issue here should be available resources. I read on this very website how each Pixar movie takes so long because of constantly tweaking the story so it's as perfect as can be and makes sense to all audiences. Their creative staff is how big and 3/4 of their production schedule is story edit? The article went on to point out that, once story is locked, it really only takes "a few months" to finish the project. So... if Pixar is spending a lot of time working on scripts for sequels knowing that they're going to end up a sure-fire box office mint, I hope it doesn't get in the way of giving the audience something new. I'd rather see their heart and ability go into the untapped and yet to be discovered. I mean, that's what got them to this point in the first place.

  • June 27, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    last time I checked a bad sequel ....

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    last time I checked a bad sequel or sequels to movies like godfather, jaws, dusk till dawn....etc....didn't diminish my viewing of the original classic or classics. This is just my opinion but you guys really need to loosen up whenever a sequel is announced to anything that you hold dear. Holy Christ, what is the worst that could happen??????? They make a shitty toy story 4 that you ignore and never buy on blu ray. "oh but 3 was such a great ending to the series"...yeah I agree, but maybe Pixar doesn't. Maybe they do just want more money. Whatever. Who gives a shit.

  • June 27, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I'm not happy until this horse...

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    is beaten into a belt and used in a prop to hold Woody's pants up.

  • June 27, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    NOOOOO! TS 3 was the perfect ending.

    by Yamato

    Anything else, no matter how good will ruin it all.

  • June 27, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    lol so if toy story 4 sucks you'll no longer be able to enjoy toystory 1-3?

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    c'mon son

  • June 27, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Pixar can do whatever the fuck they want

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • June 27, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I am absolutely OK with this.

    by daggor

    I had an ending in mind for TS3, and I hope they go they way I want down the line.

  • June 27, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Pixar has gone from a company of originals

    by D o o d

    to a company of cash grabbing sequels. Come on Pixar, it's not like you're a poor company, stick to originals and if you start failing in the future, then you can resurrect the old properties and make sequels from them!

  • June 27, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    My kids want 4-5-6

    by ckone

    And they like Bonnie. They still love Andy, but are happy with what the resolution was. Pixar , has not steered wrong. Not even on something like Cars 2, which while being "critically" panned, it is a beautiful, stunning action packed romp. I'll take that over a lot of other movies these days. Another Toy Story movie would not ruin the others, unless they were to pull a back to the future and have the toys time jump into the previous films, and ruin them all in the process. So I say, bring on 4, 5, and 6, keep the weepy moments small though please, bring some more fun, and my kids and I will be in the theatre waiting with popcorn.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 4 starring Ken and Barbie...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...with cameos by the classic TS gang. At least go with some fresh characters.

  • June 27, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Incredibles 2 should be a prequel.

    by Hesiod2k7

  • June 27, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    The premise of the Incredibles was a ripoff...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...from Watchmen and the Fantastic Four anyway. Although, ahem Brad Bird, the easiest way to avoid the Gvt paying out large lawsuit claims would be for Congress to grant superheroes immunity from suit. No need to ban them and force them underground. The Watchmen premise made much more sense.

  • Toy Story 3, which to me seemed to be the perfect wrap-up film that gave us a thematic ending where the toys come to peace with their owners growing up and leaving them

  • June 27, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Tim Allen needs money to correct that terrible eye-lift he got.

    by BigTuna

  • June 27, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Only geeks are clamoring for an Incredibles sequel.

    by BigTuna

    The general public couldn't care less. It's not one of the most endearing Pixar works. People have moved on.

  • June 27, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS.

    by PopcornJockey

    It's an insane feat that they managed to take the utterly brilliant first film and spin it into a legitimate, emotionally-resonant 3 film arc. They took the audience on a philosophical journey from the imminence of death to the impossible hope for a joyful second life in the last one. They successfully navigated a narrative trick that hundreds of other films would have failed at, even if they'd tried. You don't just waste that kind of cinematic & narrative closure by pimping your characters out for yet another film. If there's any justice in the world, Pixar will quit while they're freaking ahead. Don't be George Lucas, Pixar. Let the story rest, for pity's sake.

  • June 27, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Toy Story: The Revenge

    by Yelsaeb

    Starring Lorraine Gary and Michael Caine.

  • I hate seeing good things come to an end as much as the next guy. Each Toy Story was unique, funny, and fresh in it's own way, while never losing the heart of the whole thing along the way. It never became some meaningless romp- there was a heart behind each one of them, and a message. That said, Toy Story 3 had one of the most perfect wrap-ups to a franchise I have ever seen. They had captured lightning in a bottle, successfully, three times (as they seem to do with every other film they make). While I wouldn't mind re-visiting that world, I am at a loss for ideas here. What could possibly happen from here? They've come full circle! They've begun their life with a new little girl, after seeing Andy off into college. Unless they're going to have some meaningless adventure and once again have to find their way back to their kid, I just don't know what they'd do. I suppose they could deal with loss, even the 'death' of some of the toys. But that might be a tad dark for a family film that you want a 5 year old to enjoy as much as a 35 year old. Maybe the little girl they are with now has to move to a far away land, like Japan, and they have to deal with culture shock and meeting some crazy Japanese toys. Or maybe the girl is being bullied at school, and the toys decide to do something about it. I dunno. I'm pretty sure if they actually decide to go through with it, they will only do it if they feel they have a story worth telling. This team has lived with their creation for the last 15 years- and I dont think they WANT to make a bad product any more than you want to see one. So I don't know how they'd do this, but if they could somehow pull off another perfect film, and once again wrap it up perfectly, that's wonderful. If they are not 100% sure that they can meet or exceed the first three, and have a viable story with a real message, then I'm hopeful they'd leave it be. I'd rather see Incredibles 2 and maybe Finding Nemo 2. At least those ones have clear cut room for growth. And I really hope it's not a Prequel ..."How Woody Met Andy"

  • June 27, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    lol I can't beleive pixar still hasnt hit enough homeruns for you people

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    despite their ridiculous amount of success and hit after hit after hit......fans still question their ability to make a good film simply based on the fact that it's a sequel? lol c'mon son really what are the odds that the creative team behind the last three toy story movies are considering making a fourth film without some trick up their sleeve? If they are hinting about doing a new movie it's only because they already have a solid idea for a new story.

  • June 27, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    The trilogy is perfect

    by Sanyi

    No need to bring another sequel. But I want to see a sequel to THE INCREDIBLES! Pleeease!

  • June 27, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    IDK ABOUT DOING A SEQUEL POST ANDY

    by Meadowe

    as long as this is Pixar wanting to do this and not mouse house, I'm kinda interested, but I also think they should leave it be.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    TOY STORY 3 KILLED A-TEAM, I WONDER WHAT TOY STORY 4 WILL KILL

    by Meadowe

    and I actually liked A-team when I caught it on video.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Incredibles made sense...

    by Jon

    I thought the gov't DID give immunity to supers in exchange for their retirement. It was part Watchmen, part Mutant Registration Act, part MIB, part modern commentary that the only thing that could force superheros out of business was our overly litigious society.

  • June 27, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Bad Idea...just horrible.

    by conspiracy

    Go out on a high note...do the right thing and retire the characters to doing shorts before other Pixar films. After the resolution of the characters in 3...any further adventures would simply be forced milking of a known money maker. Sure the suits want it...Film execs only motivation is NOT to get fired, a situation which they face daily...and Toy Story 4 is a guaranteed hit; therefore ensuring whoever gets it green lit won't get fired until after it's glow fades. Mark my words.. it will suck compared to what came before. It will also likely get made...

  • June 28, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    And as a Shareholder...my vote is YES on Incredibles 2.

    by conspiracy

    However...that film was NOT the huge bonanza for Merchandizing other pixar products have been; a great film...but no associated product upside like Toy Story or Cars...which sold hundred of millions/Billions more in stuff after the movies were a memory. Therefore...the suits in Burbank won't push for it. I'm surprised the Suits in Burbank green lit Monsters Inc.2. I'm guessing that films was retooled and written with an eye towards merchandise sales....more action, more slapstick to appeal to kids and drive toy sales.

  • June 28, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    If Toy Story 4 has to happen, here's how it should be

    by Xen11

    The little girl who owns the toys, now about 15, lives with just her father and is being sexually molested by him and the toys have had enough sitting idly by watching. So they get the father alone and kill him. But then that puts the murder charge on their favorite teen girl, who gets sent to jail. They go to bust her out and she escapes. The girl is now on the run (with the toys) and the toys witness the girl abuse drugs and fall into the debauched world of young adults in the underworld. I'm sick of this family hunky dorey bullshit. If you don't want to ruin a perfect ending, then there is no where else to go but here. IF YOU DO TOY STORY 4 AND YOU DON'T DO IT THIS WAY, PIXAR, THEN I WILL GO TO YOUR HOME AND RAPE AND KILL YOUR WIFE AND DAUGHTERS, AND I'LL BLAME IT ON WOODY. I'LL PLACE WOODY NEAR YOUR WIFE AND DAUGHTER'S DEAD BODIES, AND YOU'LL KNOW WHY AFTER YOU ASK WHY WHEN YOU REACH FOR THE SKY. Not really, but just think how fucking cool that premise would be for Toy Story 5.

  • June 28, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    So xen11's Toy Story 4 is ____________

    by Jon

    After the girl falls into a drug-ridden lifestyle, we find out that Woody, who has been narrating the movie from the present all along is waiting for the bus to go see her after they fell apart over the years. She of course has this new thing called HIV/AIDS, resulting from her wild lifestyle. She has a kid, too... named Woody, just like his Daddy. Toy Story 5 is after the girl dies. Woody must go to court to get custody, drive the kid to teeball, go to parent-teacher conferences, etc. while maintaining his toy cover. Toy Story 6 is where the human-toy hybrid kid starts Skynet.

  • June 28, 2011, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Now it's just over-saturation.

    by BastardFromABasket

    Three is a trilogy. Doesn't need to be a quad like other franchise killing sequels.

  • June 28, 2011, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Toy Story: The Next Generation

    by Dazzler69

    Worked for Star Trek right?

  • June 28, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Toy Story Origins: Woody

    by flax

    Several people have suggested this and I think it's a seriously good idea. Is Andy Woody's first owner? How come Woody doesn't know about Woody's Roundup? How does he meet Little Bo Peep? Make an adventure set a few years before the first film – it could be great. I'd like to see whatever Pixar can come up with for a fourth film, but only if they take it in a fresh direction. Maybe they could do some Arc Wielding and tie the stories of the previous films together; bring back Stinky Pete or something.

  • June 28, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Woody may get tired of being an immortal toy

    by Xen11

    so he wants to be a mortal human after falling in love with a human girl, perhaps the girl that owns him and grows to be a beautiful woman. So Woody is in love and wants to grow. and be fleshier. So he seeks out the amulet of dimbala, which is what can transfer his soul to a human body. But there's conflict there, because that would mean the human's soul has to go into Woody's toy body. So Woody chooses to switch souls with her father, who is molesting her. So Woody does the switcheroo, but didn't think things through and now he is this girl's father that wants to have sex with her, which is really no different from what the father desired. So the father is in this toy body and talks to his daughter, telling her horrible things and haunting her as a doll, and even tries to kill her because she won't listen and do what he says. The father in the toy body manages to switch bodies with his daughter. He then destroys the toy into oblivion, killing his daughter. He can now play with himself in this body he always desired. Now Woody must kill this guy who is now in the body of the woman he loves, while he occupies the guy's original body. Then, Woody (who's a guy) faces off against this guy (who's a girl). Woody manages to switch bodies with him in the struggle. Woody occupies the woman's body that he loves and kills the guy that's back in his original body. Woody is now a woman. Buzz Lightyear, seeing all this happen, looks at him (her) in disbelief and says, "WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING!!??"

  • June 28, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Another Million 4 Hanks -Same Movie

    by blueant

    Great News if you're 6 yr old.

  • June 28, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    hey, it was a good run, PIXAR

    by BrannigansLaw

    While PIXAR has always been in the business of making money, it used to be that we could count on a focus on interesting characters and compelling stories... it "seemed" that they actually *cared* more about the art than the money. It's creative focus has clearly shifted toward merchandizing. It's the only real excuse for a Cars 2, Toy Story 3 & 4; these properties are glorified toy commercials. The design of the Incredibles characters and the superhero premise made the property more difficult to directly monetize as merchandize (as opposed to simplistic toys and cars). Sure, PIXAR may have a new original property in the works, but no doubt the designs and premise will lead to "good" merchandizing. Oh well... it was very good while it lasted.

  • What a bullshit line...they didn't have another story to tell with Toy Story 3 but Disney made them do it anyway. Same with Toy Story 4...another cash grab whorish sequel.

  • June 28, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    And the suits at Disney call the shots now

    by Rupee88

    Pixar is a division of Disney now...some of you just seem to forget that somehow. Grow the fuck up.

  • June 28, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

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  • June 28, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    mr_incredible, Pixar has always been about merchandise

    by Jaka

    Pixar has some of the most merchandised films/franchises in the history of film merchandising. The only thing that separates them from anybody else in this regard is that all of their films have been well-liked (at least), if not openly loved by a majority of film going audiences, so there's been no backlash against their merchandising them to death. It also helps that parents/adults tend to enjoy the Pixar films, so buying Pixar merchandise feels "cooler" to them than some other properties.

  • Its like, I don't want them to screw it up. But they've done such a great job with the first three that maybe I should just sit back and trust their instincts. Maybe they'll do something completely different that nobody is expecting.

  • June 28, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    rupee88, I don't think anybody needs to "grow the fuck up"

    by Jaka

    But I do agree to a certain extent. In fact, I'm pretty sure that quite a few talkbackers expressed concerns about unnecessary sequels (especially straight to DVD) when the merger was announced. Disney makes sequels - they're going to keep making sequels. Personally, I don't care so long as Pixar is allowed to do things like Wall-E and Brave in between.

  • June 29, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 4 Yes as more popular stuff should continue

    by Adam Black

    Yes I think more Toy Story as what ever is popular for the world should have extra movies that went in a good direction. Only less popular ones shouldn't have extra and Toy Story has been very popular as the first pixar movie in my life.

  • June 29, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Toy Story 4 Yes as more popular stuff should continue

    by Adam Black

    Yes I think more Toy Story as what ever is popular for the world should have extra movies that went in a good direction. Only less popular ones shouldn't have extra and Toy Story has been very popular as the first pixar movie in my life.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    by Jackson

    Really into Monsters prequel and incredibles sequel/prequel but really? another toy story? Don't get me wrong! I think the 1st three are great! my favourite animated movies ever, infact. But serioiusly Pixar! Make some originals! I can't wait for the dinosaur movie where they are seeing what happened if the meteor hit the earth! The mind one looks weird though. Any way, Toy story 4. I agree with Quint. Where can they go from there?

  • Oct. 27, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    by len

    Toy Story 3 had the perfect ending. No need to make another sequel. Why don't they make Toy Story series then for daily tv shows? Because if they make another one, it ruins everything from TS 1!