TOY STORY 4, THE INCREDIBLES 2 Trade Release Dates
2015’s D23 Expo – Disney’s premiere convention – brought word of Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2, with the revelation that the next installment in Pixar’s beloved Toy Story franchise would be a love story between Woody (Tom Hanks) and the porcelain Bo Peep. John Lasseter (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Cars) will return to the director’s chair, with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack – co-writers of romantic comedy Celeste & Jesse Forever – providing the screenplay. Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) will also return to helm the sequel to his 2005 superhero hit The Incredibles, though story details are currently unknown.
Previously slated for June 15th, 2018, Toy Story 4 has been pushed back a year and will now open on June 21st, 2019 – the date previously marked out for The Incredibles 2, which will now open a year earlier on Toy Story 4‘s former June 15th, 2018 release date. With Toy Story 3 seeing the end of Woody and Buzz’s (Tim Allen) time with owner Andy, Toy Story 4 will go in a new direction – with Pixar creatives Lasseter, Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E), Pete Docter (Monsters Inc, Up) and Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3, Coco) returning to craft an all new, original story for our favorite toys.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” Lasseter shared. “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.”
The Incredibles 2 hits theaters June 15th, 2018, with Toy Story 4 coming to life on June 21st, 2019.