New details on Toy Story 4 have emerged. Since the project was announced last November, the reaction to it hasn’t been the most welcoming. Kyle recently shared an interview with Pixar’s president Jim Morris, and he had some interesting things to say about the 2017 feature.
The interview appeared on Disney’s Latino News blog. What can be gathered from my translation is that this fourth film is not a continuation of the third one. If that’s the case, does this mean it’s not part of the trilogy at all? Is Toy Story 4 going to function as a separate film entirely? Is it, as Kyle also wrote, more in the vein of the shorts and specials?
Morris also mentioned that the film will be a romantic comedy. And that’s not all, the relationship the toys have with children and people will not be explored. Now this is interesting, because we would have to infer that Bonnie’s role won’t be expanded further, since that’s the only child Woody and the gang interact with. And if this is true, it’s pretty disappointing. We knew from the press release that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever) were on hand for the script and that a love story would be the focus of the fourth film. We also know that Jones’ involvement is the strong female voice John Lasseter wanted in the writing.
As of now all we have is speculation, but this is certainly an intriguing set of developments! Toy Story 4 is set to be released in June of 2017, with Lasseter sitting in the director’s chair.
What do you think of these new Toy Story 4 details?