‘Toy Story 4’ Confirmed for 2017 Release

Disney bosses have confirmed a fourth installment of the beloved Toy Story franchise is in the works.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced on Thursday that plans are underway to bring the blockbuster film back to the big screen.

Pixar chief John Lasseter, who took charge of the first Toy Story film in 1995, will return to direct the new movie.

Actress Rashida Jones and her producing partner Will McCormack are reportedly co-writing the script.

The franchise, featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz Lightyear respectively, has been a huge hit for the company, with Toy Story 3 grossing more than $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.

The two previous instalments were also crowd-pleasers – 1995’s Toy Story took more than $300 million, while its sequel in 1999 was a $485 million winner at the box office.

Toy Story 4 is slated to hit cinemas in June 2017.

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