This past weekend, Pixar and Disney unleashed the fourth (and final?) entry in the Toy Story saga into a theater near you. And today we have word via Buzz Lightyear himself Tim Allen that the series might continue on like Marvel's The Avengers with "offshoots of characters that have simultaneous stories." Or, you know, Toy Story spin-offs. In a recent interview, Allen was specifically asked if he thinks Toy Story 4 will be the final film in the franchise to which he responded:
"I can't give that away. There's very little to suggest that this isn't, at the very least, [part of] a much bigger world. It reminds me of the Avengers movies - there are not only offshoots of characters that have simultaneous stories, but the world itself got much bigger."
Tim Allen continues to say this.
"My sense is it's done. My creative side says, at the same time, things end, there's a new beginning. I would find it difficult not to just continue."
I'm up for some Toy Story spin-offs, how about you? Personally, I don't think Andy's other toys have entirely received their day in the sun so how about we start with a Toy Story spin-off featuring Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Hamm, Rex, the plastic green army men, and all those guys having to go on an adventure without Woody and Buzz. That seems like a stable place to start these potential Toy Story spin-offs if you ask me. But something tells me with all the hype that's been surrounding Annie Potts' Bo Peep and especially Keanu Reeves' Duke Caboom; they will be the first characters on the spin-off block. Maybe even Key and Peele's Ducky and Bunny could be the first ones up. I guess only time will tell.
Now for that handful of people out there that didn't grab up all the kids they know and go see Toy Story 4 this past weekend, the sequel featured the voice work of Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, Annie Potts as Bo Peep, and Tony Hale as Forky, who is getting his own spinoff in the form of a Disney+ streaming animated series. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele join them as Ducky and Bunny, along with Madeleine McGraw as Bonnie, Christina Hendricks as Gabby Gabby, and Keanu Reeves as Canadian daredevil toy, Duke Caboom. Toy Story 4 also saw the return of voice actors such as Joan Cusack as Jessie, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Wallace Shawn as Rex, John Ratzenberger as Hamm, and Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head.
Josh Cooley directed Toy Story 4 from a screenplay written by Stephany Folsom and Andrew Stanton based on a story by John Lasseter, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom, and Andrew Stanton. Jonas Rivera and Mark Nielsen produced the movie which features music by Randy Newman, cinematography by Patrick Lin and Jean-Claude Kalache, and editing by Axel Geddes. Walt Disney Pictures Distributed the $200 million Pixar Animation Studios motion picture into a theater near you this past weekend on June 21, 2019. This story comes to us via US Magazine.