Published On: Fri, Nov 7th, 2014

Pixar sets ‘Toy Story 4’ for 2017, John Lasseter will direct

John Lasseter, who directed Toy Story and Toy Story 2, is back onboard to direct a new Toy Story 4 will Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and all of the lovable characters back for another adventure.

Disney Pixar says the film is due for release in June 2017.

toy-story-of terror buzz lightyear glow dark Woody Jessie“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” Lasseter said. “We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before.”

The new story reunites the original Toy Story writing team of Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich.

“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,” Lasseter said.

A new animated TV special is set for later this year. Toy Story That Time Forgot on December 2. The special comes on the heels of the success of Toy Story OF TERROR!, which premiered to stellar ratings in October 2013. More on the new special HERE

The announcement was made by Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger during a meeting for investors on Thusday.

“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.

Details of storyline are being kept firmly under wraps, but Lasseter has reportedly told The LA Times that Toy Story 4 will be a love story and will pick up where Toy Story 3 left off.

The official release date is June 16, 2017.

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