November 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm #165442
I know that this is extremely early to get one of these up, but holy fucking shit, this news is big!!!
John Lasseter has officially stated today that he will direct a fourth installment of my all-time favourite film franchise, Toy Story. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen confirmed to return.
The screenplay will be written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, based on a story by Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich.
I am speechless. Anyone dare to discuss this?November 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm #165444
Ooh. This has been speculated for a while. I’m intrigued to see if they can top the Toy Story 3 ending.
We also have this to look forward to next month:November 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm #165445
Why couldn’t they leave well enough alone? ‘Toy Story 3′ had such an emotionally powerful and perfect ending. I was happy with them carrying on with these shorts, but to do a 4th movie seems like a bad idea. I guess we’ll see, but I don’t want a bad film to ruin the series’ flawless reputation.November 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm #165446
^ Me too. I am kinda trusting Pixar that they know what they are doing, but I am a little scared. Toy Story is my favourite movie ever and I do not want the franchise to suffer.November 6, 2014 at 3:58 pm #165447
Dreading this.November 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm #165448
I hate the thought of this. Toy Story 3 was all I needed with these characters. It’s perfect. How can you top perfection?
Really, though, I’m just getting sick of Pixar making sequels/prequels to their past properties in general. Guess I’m really going to have to try and savor Inside Out.November 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm #165449
You can’t see it but I’m mad.November 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm #165450
I have the same reaction that I did to Before Midnight. The ending to the previous film was so freakin perfect…THAT’S how I want to remember these characters. It was a beautiful ending that was completely satisfying. I don’t need another story.
With Before Midnight, my concern was real. The film was solid but unnecessary. It tainted my memory of those characters.
This will envitably do the same. There is just no possible way they will create something meaningful enough to add on to the story that concluded in Toy Story 3.November 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm #165451
I know that everyone is kinda upset, but keep this in mind…
This is Pixar most famous and beloved franchise, and they even halted production on a different direct-to-video Toy Story 3 that focused on Buzz Lightyear getting recalled to Taiwan by the now-defunct Circle 9 Productions. And even Toy Story 2 was going to be direct-to-video but they believed in the story so much they gave it a theatrical release.
I think people need to realize that Pixar may be onto something here. I mean think about it, they didn’t even think about a story for Toy Story 4 until just recently and they must have had faith in the story in order to justify a fourth installment.
I am just as scared as all of you are, however, I am going to trust Pixar this once. If they screw this up big time, then I am probably not going to be the huge Pixar fan I am today. If they turn out something even half decent, or close to the first three films, then I will be very happy and shove it in everyone’s face. LOL JK.November 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm #165452
NO NO NO
Perfect ending. One of the best closures ever seen in film, specially in this beloved trilogy. Nough said.November 6, 2014 at 11:45 pm #165453
If they screw this up big time, then I am probably not going to be the huge Pixar fan I am today. If they turn out something even half decent, or close to the first three films, then I will be very happy and shove it in everyone’s face.
Something half decent is exactly what we are afraid of.November 7, 2014 at 12:21 am #165454
On one hand, no Toy Story film has been anything short of a masterpiece. We have no real evidence to suggest they’ll fail. I don’t believe they would continue with this if they were confident in making another amazing film. On the other hand, people thought Cars was a good idea, and worse, they thought Cars 2 was a good idea. Pixar has been in a bit of creative rut, as of late. Monsters University and Brave were both just… good. And this is just pressing their luck a little too hard. As has been said, Toy Story 3 is the perfect retirement to these characters. The series should have ended there.
Ultimately, I’ll wait for the movie to come out before handing out judgement. Still, this makes me incredibly nervous.November 7, 2014 at 12:22 am #165455
[quote=”tyman21″]If they screw this up big time, then I am probably not going to be the huge Pixar fan I am today. If they turn out something even half decent, or close to the first three films, then I will be very happy and shove it in everyone’s face.
Something half decent is exactly what we are afraid of.
Exactly. The previous three entries expertly built off each other. If it ends up half decent, we’ll be ticked off by the redundancy of it all.November 7, 2014 at 7:18 am #165456
I have always felt like i was in a very small minority but I wasn’t as passionately enamored with the Toy Story films as others were/are. I definitely appreciate the groundbreaking computer animations and the scriptwork (being the first animated film to get a Screenplay nomination). Frankly, I would need to see Toy Story 2 again as I don’t really remember it.
I, for one, was not happy when Toy Story 3 was announced because it was “just another sequel” and I didn’t have much interest in seeing it….then the reviews came out and I couldn’t believe what I read. I then proceeded to watch the film and was left stunned and in tears. I still stand by Toy Story 3 as a masterpiece of a film and quite the best sequel of all time, animated or live-action…..it was a truly stunning effort.
I am very wary of a fourth installment for the same reasons as many of you but I do also have a feeling that perhaps we can trust Pixar….and with that, I will also add that it could (or should I say WILL) be a huge blow to Pixar if it isn’t good.
I guess we shall see.