It's Official: The 'Toy Story' Gang Is Returning To The Big Screen For A 4th Installment

November 7, 2014

To infinity... and beyond!

Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger made the official announcement that "Toy Story" will return to the big screen on June 16, 2017.

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Director John Lasseter didn't want to ruin a perfect ending with another sequel, but an idea popped up that he could not shake.

"We love these characters so much; they are like family to us," Lasseter said in a statement. "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."

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Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar

According to Disney, "Toy Story 4" will open a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the "Toy Story" gang, picking up after the events in "Toy Story 3."

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