UPDATE: The internet is abuzz and thrilled at the rumor that Toy Story 4 is happening and scheduled for 2015, a story that came from a news source in Argentina. But is there any truth to it? Well, check out our story from 2010 below, where Tim Allen signed a new contract with Pixar. In 2011, Tom Hanks (the voice of "Woody") told BBC Radio, "I think there will be [Toy Story 4]. Yeah, yeah, I think they're working on it now. There you go."
Hanks made similar comments to other radio stations. And Pixar does seem to be trying to keep the franchise alive with the "Hawaiian Vacation" short which led to additional toys (in adult terms, they call it "merchandising," which in business terms means gads more money).
While an Argentinian news source rarely breaks Hollywood news of this magnitude - so be suspicious - it does seem that Hanks got it right when he said, "the spirit is afoot to make a fourth." Toy Story 3 earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, which is enough to fill any studio with "the spirit."
July 15 2010 - Toy Story 3 pretty much seems like the end of the road for our beloved Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the gang...and yet...as KidsPickFlicks president Riley would say "You don't KNOW that it's the end."
And Riley is right. When movies make obscene amounts of money, generally, the studios try to find ways to bring them back. Now, a report has leaked that Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, has signed a new contract with Pixar for Toy Story 4. And when Tom Hanks, aka "Woody," was asked about the possibility of a fourth edition, he said, "Bring it on!"
The director of TS3, Lee Unkrich, earlier said, "We know that people love the characters, love Woody and Buzz, and would hate to say good-bye to them completely. ... We don't have any plans for (a fourth movie) -- but we are trying to find ways to keep the characters alive."
One way Pixar is keeping the characters is alive is through a Toy Story short film that will play before Cars 2.
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