The eagerly awaited fifth entry in Pixar’s beloved Toy Story franchise is titled Toy Story 5. The beloved characters from past movies will be present, along with some fresh faces, for the fans. Toy Tale 5 is expected to be a smash with audiences of all ages thanks to its stellar cast and touching story. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Toy Story 5 after four outstanding movies. So when will Toy Story 5 be released?
Toy Story 5 Release Date
In February 2023, over four years after the release of the fourth movie, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Toy Story 5 and sequels to two other well-known series from the studio are both in production. We’ll update this page as soon as more specific information becomes available, but the movie might likely progress through production more quickly.
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Disney Confirms Toy Story 5 Development
Toy Story 5 is currently being worked on at the House of Mouse, CEO Bob Iger formally said at Disney’s 2023 Q1 Financial Results conference call.
The news comes after the franchise’s final film, which will be released in 2019, and before Chris Evans’ Chris Evans-starring spin-off, Lightyear, which the original Toy Story director apparently didn’t like very much.
Producer Mark Nielsen said Pixar chooses to treat all of their films “like it’s the first and the final film [they’re] ever going to create” when discussing the possibility of a fifth sequel during the 2019 press tour for Toy Story 4 (via ComicBook):
“Every film we make, we treat it like it’s the first and the last film we’re ever going to make. So you force yourself to make it hold up. You don’t get in over your skis. Whether there’s another one? I don’t know. If there is, it’s tomorrow’s problem.”
Tim Allen, who plays Buzz Lightyear, previously discussed a potential Toy Story 5 with Entertainment Tonight in 2019, saying “[he’d] say do five” because the trilogy border has already been crossed:
“Once you’ve gotten to four, you’re passed that trilogy [point], so I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t do it, certainly. If you ask me, I’d say do five.”
In response to Iger’s revelation that the sequel had been given the go-ahead, Allen has appeared to confirm both his and perhaps Tom Hanks’ Woody’s return:
“See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity. And off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond!”
What Will the Plot of Toy Story 5 Be?
Many fans were shocked to hear that Toy Story 5 was in the works, not the least because of how definitive the ending of Toy Story 4 felt. Producer Mark Nielsen really stated this at the time: “We see Toy Tale 3 as the end of Woody’s time with Andy, and we really see this as the completion of Woody’s arc and the story of Buzz and Woody.
In that movie, Woody and Bo Peep were reunited, and towards the conclusion, he made the decision to stay with her, severing himself from the others as they left with Bonnie. The story of Toy Story 5 is unknown at the moment. However, based on a tweet from Tim Allen after Disney’s announcement, it appears that Woody and Buzz will be reunited in the movie after saying farewell at the end of the first one.
“Woody, I’ll see you soon. You’re a sad, odd little man, and you have my sympathy. We then proceed to number 5! to the horizon and beyond!”
Once we have more information about what to anticipate, we’ll update this page.
Toy Story 5 Cast – Who Will Be Returning for the Fifth Film?
As mentioned above, Tim Allen appears to have already announced on Twitter that he will be returning as Buzz after Chris Evans played a different version of the character in the spin-off movie Lightyear. We would certainly anticipate Tom Hanks to reprise his role as Woody for Toy Story 5.
The majority of the Toy Story 4 cast, including Andy’s original toys, Bonnie’s toys (including Forky), and several of the missing toys Woody talked to Bo Peep about, like Ducky, Bunny, and Duke Caboom, are also anticipated to make a comeback.
Regrettably, Don Rickles and Estelle Harris, who played Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, won’t be able to reprise their roles. While the latter passed away in 2022, the former passed away in 2017 and made a posthumous appearance in the fourth movie using archive recordings.
Actor and director Thomas Jeffrey Hanks hails from the United States. He is one of the most well-known and recognizable movie performers in the world and is considered an American cultural icon. He is known for both his humorous and serious parts.
Toy Story 5 Trailer
Toy Story 5 doesn’t yet have a trailer, but we’ll update this page as soon as one is made available. You may currently see the Toy Story 4 trailer here.