Toy Story 3 heartfelt, well-earned, fairly perfect closing moments are apparently no longer the final notes of the Toy Story franchise, because Disney•Pixar is snatching its dolls back to make another one. Details are sparse, but the announcement reportedly came from Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger, who today told Wall Street analysts that Toy Story 4 will join Cars 2, Monsters University, and the upcoming Finding Dory among the once-infallible brand's wildly unnecessary follow-ups. The Wall Street analysts assumedly liked this news, because their analysis would be that it will make a lot of money.
Toy Story 1 & 2 director John Lasseter--who's already attached to follow up his two Cars films with another--will return to the franchise to direct, and the release is already scheduled for June 2017. The other, mystery release date the studio has set for later that year will, at this point, assumedly be an expository Up prequel that completely deflates the romance montage.