It’s official: Toy Story 4 is on its way to theaters.
Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger announced yesterday that the new sequel will make its grand debut June 16, 2017, and that original Disney storytellers John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich are all involved.
While Lasseter was content with the way Toy Story 3 ended, he, in his own words, couldn’t stop thinking about an idea that the team had about the plot for a new installment. “It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie,” Lasseter said in a statement. “I wanted to direct it myself.”
The new film will pick up right where Toy Story 3 left off, with the toys being passed down to a little girl named Bonnie.
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack have joined in to help pen the script, and Tim Allen and Tom Hanks have already signed on.
Looks like it’s all coming together! We’ll just have to distract ourselves until…2017.