In effect, Lasseter is saying that “Toy Story 4” is bound to surpass “Toy Story 3” and its two previous films in terms of storylines but it remains to be seen if it does better at the box office than all of the three previous movies.
“Toy Story 4” will open a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the “Toy Story” gang. The story was dreamt up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, the storytellers who have been the driving force behind all three “Toy Story” films. The film is written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.
It can be recalled that “Toy Story 3” ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, Lasseter and his team never even talked about doing another “Toy Story” movie.
But when Andrew, Pete, Lee and he came up with this new idea, they just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting for John that he knew they had to make the movie and he wanted to direct it himself.
When “Toy Story 3” was released to global theaters in 2010, the ending showed that Andy, the boy who owns Woody and Buzz and all the other toys, has already grown up and decided to give his toys to a little girl as he goes off to college.