D23 Expo and Toy Story 4

Ok so I have to interrupt your life right now and share with you the amazing news straight out of D23 Expo in Anaheim, California!!  One of my blogging buddies did a BRILLIANT pic on Instagram of her trip to D23 Expo and it has totally gotten me seriously Disney curious!  @VeraSweeney from Lady and the Blog actually put a stormtrooper suit on and flagged a taxi as she was in her duds to head to Anaheim!  It was super fun to see her show her #DisneySide. 

I normally don't share these, but since this Disney get together is a BIG DEAL and many of you happen to come to me for my truth on Disney - then I gotta share my excitement for Toy Story 4!!!  I seriously can not even believe that Toy Story is doing the FOURTH movie.  That's just nuts.   

We have a VERY long time to wait.  Unfortunately.  But aren't you excited? I know I am!

Here's the official press release:

TOY STORY 4 / TOY STORY 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (#ToyStory4)

Pixar Animation Studios marks the 20th Anniversary of TOY STORY this year. Said Lasseter, "All the characters from ‘Toy Story’—especially Woody and Buzz—are so close to us. They seem more like family members than just creations. Not only do we dearly love the characters, but we also love the world of ‘Toy Story’—the world where toys come to life when people are not in the room has always been rich with many story possibilities."

Lasseter, who’s one of Pixar’s three founders, celebrated 20 years since TOY STORY transformed the animation industry and the art of storytelling. He welcomed to the stage iconic two-time Oscar®-winning songwriter and longtime Pixar collaborator Randy Newman, whose Pixar credits include “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.”

Also joining in the celebration were TOY STORY 4 co-director Josh Cooley (“Cars 2,” “Ratatouille”) and Producer Galyn Susman (“Toy Story OF TERROR!”). Screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (“Celeste & Jesse Forever”) joined Buzz, Woody and Bo Peep for the celebration. "I’m very proud of our films,” said Lasseter. “When we made the first three TOY STORY films, we didn’t realize what we had done was to change the genre of each of the films’ story. For TOY STORY 4, we are doing a type of story we have not done before: a love story. It’s a story about a relationship between Woody and Bo Peep. "

TOY STORY 4, which will be directed by Lasseter and produced by Susman, is slated for release on June 16, 2017.