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"Toy Story 4" in early planning stages

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SSLFan, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

  2. brkndwnbus

    brkndwnbus Active Member

    I hope since he used the word "think" that he is just guessing, and guessing wrong. I agree that the third once wrapped it up and a fourth one in no way is needed for the Toy Story franchise.
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    As much as I love Pixar, I have to say...

  4. TSSD

    TSSD Active Member

    No. Just no.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I doubt it.

    They had so much trouble just trying to get number three in the works: first Disney greenlit it, then shelved it, then greenlit it again, then shelved it again, etc, etc, etc... not to mention, like everyone's been saying, number three was supposed to be the final chapter of the Toy Story saga, so a fourth one would pretty much serve no purpose. What could they do? Develop Bonnie and her toys' characters? That's just about all they could do.

    Besides, Pixar is putting too much focus into sequels right now as it is: we just had Toy Story 3, now they're giving us Cars 2, and we have Monster's, Inc. 2 to look for... perhaps they're finally running out of ideas? I really don't know how they would do MI2, the first one was one of those movies that just didn't need a sequel (like Ice Age), all they could do with a sequel is perhaps Randall finds a way back into the monster world, and seek revenge on Mike and Sully.

    I think what we need right now is perhaps another epic tale from Brad Bird, his Pixar creations have been really great, sort of like old Don Bluth movies: a bit edgier, a bit "mature", but still completely family-friendly with entertaining, yet heart-warming and inspirational stories.
  6. Princeton

    Princeton Active Member

    That sounds like a better idea than the actual plot to the sequel. Actually, 'sequel' is an unfair term, because it will be taking place before the first film began and will focus on Mike and Sully's relationship in college.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ah, so it'll actually be a prequel then. But yeah, that sounds more appropriate for a fanfic or something, doesn't it?
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna say no too. I mean, a fourth one? What more could they do? I mean, I kinda liked the short before Cars 2, and hopefully the one before the Muppets will be a bit better. But 4? That's Shrek territory.

    Still... I REALLY wish they would retcon Buzz Lightyear of Star Command characters. I find it stubborn they don't. I was half hoping to see at the very least a non-speaking cameo of Booster or something.

    Yeah, Monsters Inc 2... or rather Monsters Inc -1's general plot line is revealed Here and don't expect it for 2 years.

    Now the movie that TRULY deserves a sequel is The Incredibles. My top favorites are Ratatoullie, Up, Incredibles and Monsters Inc... but other than Monsters (which is getting one) I wouldn't want to see sequels of the other two, because... well... they don't need continuation. Where is Carl going to fly the house now?
  9. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I agree with everyone, NO! Pixar doesn't need to make a fourth one! Toy Story 3 was the picture perfect end to the franchise, it really doesn't need to go further! Just no!

    But, you know, I hear John Lassiter is contractually obligated to make a fourth installment. This here makes me feel like the cast & crew don't really want to make an unnecessary sequel! I just really object to this fourth movie idea!

    In the words of Pixar: "We'll only make a sequel if we can top the first one." I think they should keep that in mind! They topped Toy Story 1 and 2, I haven't seen Cars 2 yet but it's probably going to be good! Monsters Inc. 2 sounds good! To me I think they should keep it at that... but add in a The Incredibles 2 in the mix like Drtooth says... But yeah, they shouldn't go through with this...
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I just saw "Cars 2" last week and even though it was gorgeous to look at and had some funny moments there was one thing that keeps bugging me. It is entirely forgettable. It's disposable. It's a movie that nobody needed except toddlers and the toy industry.

    "Toy Story 4" is a terrible idea. The third installment ended with such a sense of completion. I like the idea of the characters living on in short films. I hope they do that with Wall-e too. But what the hey? Is Eisner back or something? Just because these sequels are beautifully animated doesn't keep them from being tainted by the "cheapquel" moniker. Okay, well maybe that's not entirely fair because nothing could be worse than those "Little Mermaid" follow-up monstrosities that could have been drawn and animated by monkeys with crayons.

    It's time to have a little more faith in the movie going public and get creative again! If DreamWorks were smart, they'd take this opportunity to drop their sequels and begin crafting a lineup of unique ideas to compete with Pixar's paint-by-number repetition.

    Will I see another Toy Story? Yeah. Sure. But please, for the love of frog and mouse! Give us more of things like this:
  11. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    I also have to agree with the majority. I honestly would be extremely upset if there were to be a Toy Story 4. It's completely unnecessary and I like it as a trilogy. I haven't seen Cars 2 yet. I'm hoping it's good. I don't know why it needed a sequel in the first place.
  12. Scooterfan5

    Scooterfan5 Active Member

    NO! The whole story wrapped up nicely in the third film. I do not think they should make another film.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Contractual obligation... are there any more chilling words in the entertainment business than contractual obligation? If this is true, than I hope everyone fights it. Anything after 3 rarely turns out to be any good, though Shrek 4 seemed a lot less disposable DTV quality than Shrek 3.

    Toy Story 3 was all about completion. They went past the hideous Disney imposed plotline of recalled Buzz and rejected characters from the Brave Little Toaster movies and made a coming of age/white slavery character piece wit an ending that was so pure and emotion felt, it's in my NEVER WATCH IT AGAIN pile just under the last 10 minutes of The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. I don't think they can recapture lightning in a bottle, and trilogy is one thing, but series of films is another.

    For a movie that was supposed to appeal to 4-8 year olds, it had a LOT of violence in it. And I applaud the fact they didn't dumb down the spy factor like it was an American anime dub. Surely characters didn't exactly parachute to safety. Somehow I felt it better than the first one, albeit slightly... but then again, much as I enjoy Cars, it wasn't their best work.

    First off, I'm GLAD that Dreamworks finally ditched Shrek, minus that Puss in Boots Spinoff they were going to do when they planned 6 Shrek films. Other than the fact they wanted to plan a How to Train your Dragon 2, the only other sequel is Madagascar 3... I'm NOT bothering with that one. I don't think they'd bother with many more in the future. Kung Fu Panda got steamrolled by The Hangover, and I'm SHOCKED people actually went to see "Jim Carrey acts like an idiot with Penguins" when Panda Fu was still available. Monsters Vs Aliens 2 is not going to happen due to some huge disappointment in overseas markets (that one NEEDS a sequel, if anything... at least give me toys I can FIND). But their line up of original movies doesn't sound so impressive... I mean, their big movie in 2 years will be about a snail with superpowers. :rolleyes: Yeah... and they refuse to do Monsters Vs. Aliens 2 for that...
  14. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I really just agree with everyone, Toy Story (or any Pixar movie at all actually) should hit cheapquel territory! I really feel that they shouldn't go through with this, and if they do do this, they should go with a prequel, maybe, that would develop either Jessie and the Al's Toy Barn characters or develop Bonnie's toys like D'Snowth said.
  15. Aaron

    Aaron Active Member

    To me it doesn't sound as though Tom Hanks really knows anything. It sounds like he is making an assumption.
  16. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Geez guys! :D I just can't get enough of Toy Story, whether it's the shorts or a whole new feature. They could have a lot of fun new adventures with Bonnie, maybe they'll try to track down Bo Peep, or maybe accidentally fall into the hands of a customizer? Who knows, but I've loved every TS movie, and that's Pixars' baby, so I know any further ventures will be handled well. Yes, TS3 completed the story... with Andy, but the toys still have a lot of story to tell! :)
  17. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Toy Story 4: The Copyright Wars

    Poor Woody and friends fall out of Bonnie's backpack at the Dollar Store, where they find horrifying evil clones with names like Piggy and Cowboy Jones and Jane and Vegetable Man and His Wife. The knock-offs claim they can be more profitable, but Woody calls in the Big Guns, and Mickey shows up with just about everyone in order to put the clamp down and burn poor innocent Dollar Store to the ground. Realizing that even knock-offs can be played with and valued by children, Woody starts to repent his jealousy, but takes a buckshot to the head, with Gaston blowing smoke from his musket. The End. :p
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Wow. You gotta respect that optimism, lol.
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  19. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    :D Just as you remember me, right?
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  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm reminded of Scrubs.

    Now, if anyone remembers, NBC planned on cancelling the show, but a writer's strike prevented the creators from giving the show a formal send off. ABC comes to the rescue and brings back the show for one more glorious season. The show had a beautiful, heartfelt ending... a true ride into the sunset.

    Then they brought it back for another season. And it was the most low rated, unwatchable, forgettable season there ever was. Instead of fading away into the sunset beautifully, it pulled a Daffy Duck, ran back out on stage and danced around pathetically until the long cane came by and pulled them back in, not even kicking and screaming loudly.

    All good things have to come to an end, eventually. Jim and company felt 5 seasons was enough for the Muppet Show, Fraggles left television on the highest possible note when HBO was threatening to reformat it as a preschool show.

    To me, Toy Story three ended on the highest possible note. A glorious, heartfelt, tear welling, beautiful goodbye. Sure, I can see more short segments, some comic book continuations... maybe a holiday special. But a fourth movie would be pushing it, no matter HOW good the story is. It would further blur the lines between them and Dreamworks (their next batch of films don't sound half as good as their last few), and we don't want to see that happen. Pixar makes animated movies kids like that, if filmed in live action, could be considered art house films. Up was praised for having raw emotions other movies just don't have anymore (even those lame Oscar Bait cryfests, which come off mechanical). Cars 2 was a nice break from that, but I'm drooling over Brave. I wouldn't doubt another Cars would be made, but another TS is just too much.

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