Why ‘Toy Story 4’ Will Ruin the Whole Franchise


toy storyTom Hanks has a way of really making my day. He spilled to BBC that there will likely be a Toy Story 4, that they're working on it now, and that Tim Allen has already signed on! I can't get enough of the Toy Story franchise, I saw Toy Story 3 in 3D twice in the theaters (that's $36 here in NYC, folks) but I'm cautiously optimistic about a fourth installment.

There are pros and cons when it comes to extending any film franchise -- some sequels have been absolutely terrible. And Toy Story 3 was such a high note to end on, why would they want to make a fourth?

I mean, besides the money. Obviously Toy Story 3 was such a mega hit -- it ranks ninth on the all-time list of highest grossing films with $415,004,880 brought in -- that if Toy Story 4 did only half as well, it'd still rank 104th for domestic gross.

Here's how I see it. They should only make Toy Story 4 if everyone signs on. That means Hanks, Allen, Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), and Wallace Shawn (the T-Rex). We can't have their voices changed, they're too integral to our Toy Story experience. We'll also need the same writers because if anyone will be able to top TS3, it's them. Furthermore, they should only make Toy Story 4 if they wait, a while ... maybe a few years. Let's catch up again with the toys as they're being given to Andy's kids. Right?

They really shouldn't make TS4 only for the money. They've got such a loyal fan-base who will have high hopes for another sequel, and who will be able to detect if it's done half-ass. We want to laugh and cry and be reminded about the simple lessons in life that will help us succeed (loyalty, love, and working together to name a few) and we don't to spend $18 on anything that won't tug at our heart-strings and that won't make us hug all our toys when we're home to visit Mom and Dad for Labor Day.

Are you skeptical of or excited for Toy Story 4?

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allie... alliesmom112

I would love a TS4 dd is getting to the age where she really starting to enjoy them too. I agree they should wait a couple of years.

Leele... Leelee1008

I would see it but it and love it. However I was very sad that andy grew up and gave the toys to bonnie, I guess we will all have to wait and see the story line, im sure they will come up with something good, maybe they will go visit andy in college lol

Deweymom Deweymom

As long as it doesn't go the Shrek 4 (Forever after) route. THAT movie sucked

cocob... cocobeannns

I think they will do a great job with it. Toy Story never fails. The third one set up a good possible plot line for a fourth movie.

Fallaya Fallaya

Let it die already!  

heath... heather406

Oh gosh, Im excited!  My daughter loves toy story.  It'll be nice to have one more movie to add to the rotation. :P

stacys29 stacys29

I'm not so sure about a part 4. If you remember correctly, which you should since you claimed to have watched it twice, Andy gave ALL of the remaining toys to the little girl from the daycare so how would he even be able to give the toys to his own kids? That would've worked had the writers kept the story at Andy putting the toys in the attic while away at college. That being said, I wouldn't really think it would do as well with the toys being in the hands of another child.

nonmember avatar Moose

Why are you pontificating about a movie you've never seen?

"Let's catch up again with the toys as they're being given to Andy's kids. Right?"

Really? The same toys that have already been given to another little girl? Those toys?

nonmember avatar Will

I came here from another article that quoted you to point out that you obviously weren't paying attention to Toy Story 3... but it seems others have already done that so... good job!

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