Hold onto your plastic cowboy boots because a new Toy Story movie is on the way! John Lasseter, who directed the original 1995 film, will return to direct the upcoming sequel. There aren't a lot of details yet, but we do know the movie will hit theaters June 16, 2017, and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who wrote Celeste & Jesse Forever, are on board.
"We love these characters so much; they are like family to us," said Lasseter. "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 Andrew [Stanton], Pete [Docter], 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." Since the first movie, Lasseter has directed A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, and Cars 2. Basically, he's the best possible person to do this. The Toy Story movies continue to get better and better, and the last one, released in 2010, earned $1.1 billion worldwide, won two Oscars, and likely made you shed some tears.