At D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, of Pixar Animation Studios and cast members of Toy Story 4 appeared to celebrate 20 years since the original Toy Story transformed the art of storytelling and the animation industry. One of Pixar’s three founders, John Lasseter and Toy Story 4 writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack as well as award-winning artists and filmmakers from the Pixar Team; which included Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL·E”), Lee Unkrich (“Coco,” “Toy Story 3”), Josh Cooley (“Cars 2,” “Ratatouille”), Galyn Susman (“Toy Story 4,” ABC’s “Toy Story OF TERROR!”) and longtime Pixar collaborator and iconic two-time Oscar®-winning songwriter Randy Newman.. Official details of Buzz and Woody’s return to the big screen were mysteriously missing from their D23 Expo appearance,. However, Lasseter did confirm Toy Story 4 will revolve around a romance between Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks and a nursery rhyme doll.
“It’s something we’ve never done with Toy Story before,” he said.
“At Pixar and at Disney we only do a sequel if we have come up with something that’s as good or better than the original. That’s our rule.”
“We don’t do things just to print money. It’s about great stories, that’s what we do.”
“Toy Story 4,” will be directed by Lasseter and produced by Susman.is scheduled for release on June 16, 2017.