The world has been waiting for a fourth Toy Story movie for nearly nine years and will have it next summer.
Toy Story 4 will premier in cinemas around the world on June 21, 2019, Disney and Pixar Animation Studios have announced, a year later than intended.
It has been nearly nine years since the third Toy Story movie was released, and more than 20 years since the first movie was released in 1995.
The news was also announced through Toy Story’s official Facebook page, with a giant post-it board with the number ‘4’.
Reach for the post-it! Toy Story 4 comes to theatres on June 21, 2019. 🎉🎨: @kimmybirdsell and @vincent_salvano
Not much is known about the plot of the sequel, but former writers, Parks and Recreation actor Rashida Jones and Sopranos actor Will McCormack, have said that it would focus on a love story between Woody and Bo Peep.
However, Jones and McCormack withdrew from the project in November 2017 and were replaced by Stephany Folsom.
It has also been confirmed that the original cast will return to voice the movie’s main characters, as Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Bo Peep (Annie Potts) and Jessie (Joan Cusack), as well as Dolly (Bonnie Hunt), Barbie (Jodi Benson) as Barbie, and Mrs. Potato Head (Estelle Harris).
Randy Newman, who wrote the original soundtrack will return to write the soundtrack for Toy Story 4. His 1995 soundtrack ‘You’ve Got A Friend in Me’ was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.