Pixar has been returning to the well and chumming out sequels to the films that built the animation studio to the powerhouse it is today. After releasing the sequel to Finding Nemo (Finding Dory), Pixar has plans to release sequels to Cars (Cars 3), The Incredibles (The Incredibles 2), and also the one that started them all, Toy Story (Toy Story 4) in the upcoming years. Originally Toy Story 4 was planned for a June 2018 release date, but now it has been pushed back.
Toy Story 4 has swapped release dates with the upcoming Incredibles 2 film. Originally the sequel to the true “Fantastic Four” movie was supposed to be released in 2019, but Pixar has decided to release it in 2018 and have Toy Story 4 come out in its place in 2019. Pixar is citing that this is due to the “accelerated production schedule for Incredibles 2.” But is that the case? There have been some rumors of production trouble for the Toy Story sequel, but John Lasseter (director of Toy Story and Toy Story 2) states that is not the case.
“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.”
Toy Story 4 is already delayed and swapped dates with another Pixar sequel, Cars 3, so hopefully they are swapping it with other sequels so that they can get it completely right and not rush to put it out. What do you think? Do you mind waiting for Toy Story 4?