And in the case of Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story,” a fourth installment is most likely to happen, this according to Tom Hanks. The Academy Award winning actor lent his voice for the character of Woody, one of the lead characters in the animated franchise.
Last year when he was promoting his film Larry Crowne, BBC News asked Hanks, 54, if his new granddaughter will be able to see a new installment of “Toy Story.” His response sparked an internet frenzy.
“I think there will be, yeah. Yeah, I think they’re working on it now,” he said.
However, there’s no confirmation yet from Disney and Pixar, the production company responsible for the Toy Story films. But since the last installment now holds the record for being the top-grossing Rated G movie worldwide for all time, that’s more than enough reason for the firm to make a part 4. Toy Story 3 has grossed a whopping $1.06 billion at the worldwide box-office in 2010 making it the no. 5 highest-grossing movie of all time.
Other Disney-Pixar films being rumored to have a sequel are “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters Inc.” and “The Incredibles.” Among the three animated features, “Finding Nemo” is the most likely to have a part 2.
Deadline.com reported last July 17 that director Andrew Stanton, the writer and director of the first “Nemo” and also co-wrote “Monsters Inc.,” and the “Toy Story” films, will direct a sequel. No confirmation from Pixar, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Victoria Strouse will be writing the script while Lindsey Collins is producing, and that the film is set to be released in 2016.
Monsters Inc., on the other hand, is having a prequel instead of a sequel. Titled “Monsters University,” the film is Pixar’s offering for 2013. And for 2014, it’s “The Good Dinosaur.”