To infinity and beyond! Fans of Woody and Buzz Lightyear will now have to wait even longer to see them reunite on the big screen. Pixar announced on Wednesday, October, 26, that Toy Story 4’s release date has been pushed back from 2018 to June 21, 2019. (Console yourself by watching a classic scene from the original movie in the video above!)
As previously reported, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger announced in November 2014 that the beloved franchise was returning with director John Lasseter on board. “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 at the time, via Entertainment Weekly.
Lasseter added: “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 premiered in 1995 and stars Tom Hanks (Woody) and Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear). (Toy Story 3 remains Pixar’s highest-grossing film ever, making $1.1 billion globally.) The movies have remained a fan favorite, with Vans even launching sneakers inspired by the adventurous toys earlier this month.
In December 2015, Hanks, 60, posted a video of his commute to the Pixar studio. “Back to Oakland! Pixar! Working on #ToyStory4, partners! Hanx,” he wrote, via WhoSay.
A lot will change for Hanks’ lovable character in the fourth flick. In August 2015, Lasseter revealed that cowboy Woody is finally finding love with Bo Peep, voiced by Annie Potts.
Pixar has even more movies on deck. Per Variety, Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 switched release dates, and audiences can now catch the return of the Parr family on June 15, 2018. Additionally, Cars 3 is set to debut next year.
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