TOY STORY 3, Jessie (left, voice: Joan Cusack), Mr. Potato Head (center, voice: Don Rickles), Woody (top, voice: Tom Hanks), Barbie (right), 2010. ©Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection
All good things come to an end, right? The Infinity Sage ended with Avengers: Endgame, the Skywalker Saga will end with The Rise of Skywalker, and the P.B Crips candy ceased to exist in the mid-1990s. Damn, I miss those… As for other good things ending, we had all thought the Toy Story franchise had ended with the third film, but they went and made a fourth one which just hit theaters this week.
LRM attended a press conference recently with cast members, director Josh Cooley, and producer Jonas Rivera and learned quite a bit about the film. The moderator of the conference followed up a question about why Toy Story 4 was made (read more HERE) asking if this movie would be the last one. Rivera had this to say:
“Well, we sort of joked that we thought Toy Story 2 was the last one. When we finished that one, we thought that one was the end of the story. And how we approached this was, to echo Josh, the end of Andy’s story and Woody’s story, but Woody is the protagonist. This was the final chapter. And as filmmakers, to be honest, we feel satisfied that this is where you can end it. Now there’s an implied future to all these films and we sort of never say never at Pixar. But as storytellers, we’re satisfied with this as the closing of the chapter.”
RELATED: Toy Story 4: Director Josh Cooley On Why They Made A 4th Film
Well, that sounds pretty final to me… for Woody. Look, Hollywood (including Disney) is all about making money. Which is fine because their pursuit of money gives us entertainment. I don’t know if we’ll ever see Toy Story 5, but Bo Peep: A Toy Story is a real possibility. Not that character specifically, just the idea of more stories in that world.
Do you want more stories from this world? Did you like Toy Story 4? Let us know in the comments below!
Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.
Have you checked out LRM Online‘s official podcast feed yet, which includes our flagship podcast Los Fanboys, our premiere podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, and our morning show LRMornings? Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!