Toy Story 4 - release date, plot, cast and all the latest news

10 April 2018, 10:52

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 3 may have felt like the perfect climax to Woody and Buzz's story, but the gang are coming back!

Disney Pixar are bringing back the hugely popular animated franchise for a fourth movie next year - and we have all the details!

Toy Story 4 release date - when is it coming out?

Initially, Toy Story 4 was planned to be released in summer 2017, but it was later pushed back.

Pixar has now confirmed that Toy Story 4 will be released on June 21, 2019 in both the UK and the US.

Toy Story 4 plot - what is it about?

After such an amazing trilogy of films, what could a fourth movie possibly be about? Especially now that Andy has given them away.

In the spin-off mini-movies Toy Story of Terror! and Toy Story that Time Forgot, the gang are still with new owner Bonnie, the little girl at the end of the third film. We're expecting her to return in some capacity.

Pixar has called the new film a "standalone" adventure/love story, which will centre around the search for Woody's romantic interest Bo Peep.

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Bo was missing from the last movie, with director Lee Unkrich saying that she had been sold at a yard sale.

Pixar chief John Lasseter has said that the story is partly based on the life of his wife, former Apple computer engineer Nancy. "Bo Peep really reminds me of my wife Nancy in many ways," he said. "And my wife Nancy has an incredible emotional story, before I met her, so it's a very personal story — as is every film at Pixar. But that's what this one is for me. It's a very touching story that's inspired by my love for my wife."

Toy Story 4 crew and music

Lasseter - who directed the first two movies - is back again, alongside Josh Cooley, who directed several short films including Inside Out spin-off Riley's First Date).

'You've Got a Friend in Me' singer-songwriter Randy Newman will return once more for the soundtrack.

The film is written by Stephany Folsom, with a story by Lasseter and other Toy Story scribes Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Unkrich.

Toy Story 4 cast - who will appear?

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It has yet to be confirmed which actors will appear, but we're fully expecting Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and others to be back.

Sadly, Don Rickles passed away last year, meaning that we might be getting a new actor to play the role of Mr Potato Head.