Toy Story to Return in 2013 and 2014
Fans of Pixar’s Toy Story franchise will be delighted to know that Buzz, Woody, and the Gang will be returning in October 2013 and Spring 2014, but those who want a new installment of the movie franchise may find their delight marred a little bit, as the new installments announced are actually just 22 minute television specials featuring the characters of Toy Story. Additionally, there are also 3 new animated Toy Story shows in active development according to a book industry e-catalogue from Disney Publishing Worldwide.
The decision to go with TV specials featuring the characters instead of a new movie is a sound creative decision on Pixar’s part, as the movie has already wrapped up the Toys and Andy’s story nicely and there’s very little the studio can do to revisit their lives without cheapening everything they have done before.
The specials were actually suggested by Pixar president Ed Catmull to Pixar Canada back in 2010, when the satellite studio first opened its doors.