EMERYVILLE, CA (CBS Sacramento) – “Toy Story” just celebrated its 20 year anniversary, and now, according to E! News, Tom Hanks is headed back to Pixar to discuss another installment.
Apparently Tom Hanks, the voice of the character “Woody” in “Toy Story,” shared a video on his WhoSay page, showing him driving to the studio and writing, “Back to Oakland! Pixar! Working on #ToyStory4, partners! Hanx.”READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Proposes Budget That Would Send $600 Stimulus Checks To Two-Thirds Of Californians
While appearing on “The Graham Norton Show,” Hanks said, “We’re now recording Toy Story 4. It will be out in 2018, so it takes a long time. I have a recording session on the second of December.”
During the interview he also talked about how using his diaphragm for his character can take a lot from him and, “My diaphragm gets a workout. I’m driving home and I literally have to put an ice pack on my chest because it’s clenched throughout.”READ MORE: VIDEO: Crews Battle Broken Natural Gas Line Fire Under Road In Sacramento
During an interview years ago Hanks was caught off-guard when asked about a possible “Toy Story 4” and Disney wasn’t happy with his honest reply of, “Yeah, I think so,” because it was supposed to be a secret.
Pixar’s president Jim Morris said during an interview with Disney Latino that, “It is not a continuation of the end of the story of “Toy Story 3.” Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.”
John Lasseter, who directed the first two “Toy Story” films, will return for the fourth installment and said, “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 [writers] Andrew [Stanton], Pete [Docter], [editor] Lee [Unkrich] 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.”MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
The characters of “Toy Story” we have grown to love over the past 20 years are set to return in 2018.