TOY STORY Characters “Not Going Away Forever”; Will Appear in a Short Attached to CARS 2

     June 18, 2010

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Toy Story 3 wraps up Pixar’s flagship trilogy nicely and could have been a natural place to end the series completely.  But director Lee Unkrich confirmed in an interview with MSN that we haven’t seen the last of Woody and Buzz.  Although he insists that there are no current plans for another feature length Toy Story, Unkrich stated that Pixar is “going to keep [the characters] alive; they’re not going away forever.”

And where will they show up next?  They’re going to star in the short film attached to Cars 2, which hits theaters June 24, 2011.  I’m excited to see a Toy Story short, but the cynic in me sees this as Pixar trying to use their strongest franchise to boost their weakest.

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