Woody and Buzz search for Bo Peep in Toy Story 4

While Star Wars understandably dominated Disney’s news agenda at this weekend’s D23 expo, there was also a welcome update on Toy Story 4, with Pixar’s John Lasseter outlining some plot details from the forthcoming film. Apparently, it’s going to be all about Woody’s quest to find lost love, Bo Peep…

“As we were looking around we came up with this idea because Bo Peep was not in Toy Story 3, explains Lasseter, “and it actually worked beautifully into this. So Woody and Buzz Lightyear go out to find Bo Peep and bring her back, and it’s a very special and emotional love story. But it’s extremely funny too.”

“What we wanted to do was find a type of story that we had not done in a Toy Story before,” he continues, “and really our goal is to create something really original, something that’s different from what you’ve seen before. In every sequel that Pixar does we try to do something that is very different from the original, but is as good in a different way.

“I’ve been very inspired by my wife Nancy‘s story in her life before I met her,” concludes Lasseter, intriguingly. “It’s an incredible story, and it’s been sort of a bit of an inspiration for this.” Directed by Lasseter and Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 will open in the US on June 16, 2017 and the UK on July 14, 2017.

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