Disney’s CGI animated film series, Toy Story will get a sequel in 2017, Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger confirmed during an investor’s conference call.

The fourth film in the Toy Story series is tentatively scheduled for theatrical release on June 16, 2017. John Lasseter will return to direct, while the screenplay will be written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.

“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,” said Lasseter.

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are expected to return to voice Woody and Buzz. The fourth film will be a love story and will pick up where Toy Story 3 left off, hinted Lasseter.

Toy Story 4 will hit theaters in US on June 16, 2017.


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