The details behind the next “Toy Story” installment have been scarce but this week, Pixar President Jim Morris gave fans some interesting information about what we can expect from Toy Story 4.
In an interview with Disney Latino’s blog, he revealed that the fourth installment would not necessarily pick up where the third film left off or even part of the trilogy.
“It’s not a continuation of the end of Toy Story 3,” Morris said of Toy Story 4. “Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. The focus is not going to be placed on the interaction between the characters and children.”
“The third film had ended in a very beautiful way and completed the trilogy. I think this film won’t be part of that trilogy. It’s a separate story, which I don’t know if it will have a sequel.”
John Lasseter is returning to direct Toy Story 4. Rashida Jones and Will McCormack wrote the script and Galyn Susman is producing. Lasted explained how they justified a fourth film,
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” the exec, who also directed the first two Toy Story films, said in a statement. “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 [Stanton], Pete [Docter], Lee [Unkrich] 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 fourth animated film is releasing June 16, 2017.