Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3, revealed to MSN during an interview that while the third film closes the toy box for good and ends the story, this won’t be the last time we see the toys. Later on Twitter, he confirmed that there will not be a sequel, but a short film in which the toys return that will appear in front of Cars 2.
/Film gives Unkrich’s quote:
“Well, I really tried my best to end the story of Andy and his toys and bring that story to a close in a really nice way at the end of this film. That being said, we know that people love the characters, love Woody and Buzz, and would hate to say good-bye to them completely. I don’t know that there would ever be a Toy Story 4.’ We don’t have any plans for one — but we are trying to find ways to keep the characters alive. We have announced we’re going to do a short film in front of ‘Cars 2′ that uses the ‘Toy Story’ characters. We’re going to keep them alive; they’re not going away forever.”
I love the idea; it makes this seem like a bit of an epilogue to the story. Can’t wait to see it…oh and Cars 2 as well.
Watch for my Toy Story 3 review coming soon.