Tim Allen Shares New Details on Pixar’s Toy Story 5
Tim Allen, the voice behind Buzz Lightyear in the “Toy Story” series, revealed on “The Tonight Show” that Disney has contacted both him and Tom Hanks (the voice behind Woody) regarding the possibility of returning to their iconic roles for another movie. “Bob Iger, head of Disney, said it was on,” Allen told Jimmy Fallon about the possible “Toy Story 5.” He added, “He (Iger) actually said it was going to happen. They have reached out to Tom [Hanks] and I to reprise the roles. They’re not saying anything about it.”
The Toy Story franchise revolutionized the world of animation. The saga began with “Toy Story” in 1995, introducing audiences to a world where toys come to life when humans aren’t around. The central characters, Woody and Buzz Lightyear, became instant classics.
The film’s ingenious storytelling, heartwarming themes, and cutting-edge animation techniques set new standards for the industry. “Toy Story” not only garnered critical acclaim but also achieved remarkable box office success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1995.
The success story continued with “Toy Story 2” in 1999 and “Toy Story 3” in 2010. Each installment expanded the narrative and emotional depth, exploring themes of friendship, loyalty, and the passage of time. “Toy Story 3” went on to make history by becoming the first animated film to gross over one billion dollars worldwide.
The franchise’s success can be attributed to its ability to resonate with audiences of all ages, seamlessly blending humor, heart, and cutting-edge animation. The Toy Story series has not only left an indelible mark on the animation landscape but has also set the bar high for storytelling in the genre, solidifying its place as one of the most remarkable and enduring film franchises in cinematic history.
In February of 2023, the Chief Executive Officer of Disney, Bob Iger, disclosed plans for upcoming sequels to the beloved animated franchises “Toy Story,” “Frozen,” and “Zootopia.” Disney seems committed to returning to intellectual properties that are a hallmark of the last 20 years of animation for the company.
Allen speculated a potential plot for Toy Story 5 sharing, “I don’t know if this is where the story is going, but what if the whole story was through Andy as an adult? [He] has children, and they just happen to be online, and the kid goes, ‘Have you ever seen this toy?’ and Andy sees that Buzz has got a hand missing and they’re selling these vintage toys, and Andy goes and gathers all the toys up.
He has to go out and find each one of them and put them back together, bring them back to his house, and start the whole thing over again with his son. … It’s all through Andy’s eyes because we [the toys] made his life, and now he’s returning that favor.”
Disney has yet to announce a release date for Toy Story 5 and these other animated projects in the pipeline. Stay tuned for additional updates on this film and others here at Chip and Company. Let us know your thoughts. Are you looking forward to another ride with Woody and Buzz Lightyear? Are 5 Toy Story films too much, or can you just not get enough?
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