‘Toy Story 4′ to be Directed by John Lasseter

Director John Lasseter works with members of his story team on Disney/Pixar's 'Toy Story 4,' a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the "Toy Story" gang. The film is slated for release in 2017. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar) Photo by: Deborah Coleman / Pixar. ©2014 Disney?Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Slated for a June 16, 2017 release, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert I get today announced that ‘Toy Story 4′ is currently under development and is being directed by John Lasseter. The announcement was made during a press call discussing The Walt Disney Company’s fiscal year.

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Video: John Lasseter Dodges ‘Toy Story 4′ Question

While in London to promote Cars 2, director John Lasseter visited the BBC for a brief interview. After answering a question about what it really means to direct an animated film, Lasseter appears to have been blindsided by a question on the state of Toy Story 4 following a few speculative statements made by star Tom Hanks on BBC Breakfast a few weeks ago (Hanks later on to repeat his statements elsewhere).

Roughly transcribed, the interview went something like this:

BBC: Quick question. Tom Hanks was on the ‘Breakfast’ sofa, or was interviewed on ‘Breakfast’ recently, talking about Toy Story 4.

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