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09th Aug 2018

Toy Story 4 will be released in June next year and it can’t come soon enough


To infinity and beyond…

We finally know when Toy Story 4 will be out in cinemas, four years after its release was announced in 2014.

The date was announced by the film’s director Josh Cooley on Twitter overnight.

He tweeted a picture of the number 4, adding the caption: “JUNE 21 2019”.

The release of the movie comes almost a decade after the release of Toy Story 3 in 2009 and has been penned by Stephany Blossom, responsible for Thor: Ragnarok.

The original film was released in 1995, following toys Buzz Lightyear and Woody who belonged to a child named Andy. The last film in the franchise ended with Andy moving on to college, passing his toys on to a young girl named Bonnie, who will likely feature in the new film.

Tom Hanks will be returning as the voice of Woody – as had been the case for the previous three films – and it’s likely he will be joined by Tim Allen who voices Buzz.

Originally it was planned for John Lasseter to direct a script by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, however, Lasseter left the project after a number of sexual harassment claims were made against him last year.

The two scriptwriters also walked away from the project at that point, with Jones telling Entertainment Weekly: “There is so much talent at Pixar, and we remain enormous fans of their films. However, it is also a culture where women and people of colour do not have an equal creative voice.”

But with a release date now named for the film, it looks as if the project is now back on track under a new creative team.