10/11/2014 11:48 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Toy Story 4: Disney Announces Comeback For Woody, Buzz Lightyear And Jessie


Toy Story 4 is coming to a cinema near you – though you'll have to wait until June 16 2017.

Disney made the exciting announcement yesterday (November 6), thrilling children and adults alike, four years after we thought we'd said goodbye to Woody, Buzz and Jessie in the brilliantly nostalgic Toy Story 3.

Disney said Toy Story 4 is being created by the original Toy Story director John Lasseter, alongside Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3, Pete Docter, the director of Up, and Andrew Stanton, the director of Finding Nemo.

Mr Lasseter said: "We love these characters so much; they are like family to us. We don't want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what's gone before.

"Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz's story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie.

"But when Andrew, Pete, Lee, and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie - and I wanted to direct it myself."

The screenplay will be written by actress Rashida Jones, who has starred on Parks and Recreation and The Office, and Will McCormack, who previously wrote Celeste & Jesse Forever alongside Jones.

Galyn Susman, who has been producing Toy Story shorts for Pixar, is producing the film.

Pixar had previously brought the Toy Story characters back for a pair of TV specials and a number of short films, which have been generally well received.

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