I don't know why I'm not surprised by this kind of news!
Jun 27 - 02:21 PM
"I think there will be yeah. Yeah, yeah. I think they're working on it now. There you go."
Doesn't sound too concrete, also throughout the entire interview he's very playful.
I read this so I'll repeat it, Pixar is always working on many different ideas at once, they have a full plate of ideas for their films. The fact that Tom Hanks says, "I think" means that this is in no way a confirmation that we will be seeing a Toy Story 4. Pixar could be working on developing an idea for the film, but that could eventually stop dead in the water.
So, really Pixar could possibly still be working on Brave to some extent, Monsters University, an unannounced original film, and now Toy Story 4...? Idk, that's a lot on their plate to be working on at the same time, I'd wait for a Pixar confirmation.
Jun 27 - 03:00 PM
During the "Making of . . . " for TOY STORY 3 we (the viewers) saw that a committee basically makes the Toy Story movies . . . ///TS 4 will be as good as TS 3 because you have 15 geniuses working on the script.
so its cause for excitement as opposed to cause for alarm.
Jun 27 - 03:16 PM
The song "Jenny of the Block" had 11 songwriters. Quantity does not equal quality.
Jun 27 - 04:30 PM
you're right . . . Pixar has a dream team of writers
Jun 27 - 06:19 PM
You know as well as I do that you've got that song going thru your head right this minute and you just can't shake it :)
Jun 28 - 04:51 AM
Let's look at Toy Storys' numbers:
Budget $30 million
Gross revenue $361,958,736 (earns 10 TIMES the budget--guaranteed sequel)
Release date November 22, 1995
Running time 81 minutes
(4 years later and 3 Times the budget and roughly 4 times the budget in grosses)
Toy Story 2
Budget $90 million
Gross revenue $485,015,179
Release date November 24, 1999
Running time 92 minutes
Toy Story 3
Budget $200 million
Gross revenue $1,063,171,911 (5x the budget in profit . . .yes; sequel)
Running time 103 minutes
release date: June 18, 2010
By examining NUMBERS alone, we can bet on there being a timely-released sequel or not.
---But what's alarming is . . .
look: a $30 MILLION dollar budget in 1995 vs. a TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET some 15 years later.
Are movie budgets going the way of the housing market here in America?
8 years ago a $150,000.00 house rose to $350,000.00 and then RECESSED to $120,000.00 in value. and a lot of foreclosures occurred BECAUSE of the inflated pricing of the housing market.
Further (keeping in mind the $30 Million Dollar Toy Story movie in 1995 and the $200,000,000.00 Toy Story 3 movie in 2010),
Disney film studio layoffs expected soon
June 6, 2011 | 1:13 pm
Walt Disney Studios plans to cut as much as 5% of its worldwide workforce as early as next week, according to people with knowledge of the situation who requested anonymity because they had not been authorized to discuss the matter.
The movie studio would eliminate up to 250 jobs from its staff of about 5,000 people globally, the sources said. Several Disney insiders say the bulk of the cuts will be in Burbank.
so, we see "in the numbers" that movie budgets are grossly being inflated at Disney AND that 5,000 employees are expected to be laid-off by year's end.
. . . Maybe CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS are due to see what the HECK is going on with the movie industry.
What's the rate of inflation? (does a movie that cost Thirty Million Dollars to Produce in 1995 really cost two hundred million dollars to produce 15 years later?)
or are the prices overly inflated?
(Your Money, Your Movies, and You)
Suppose TOY STORY 4 has a budget of $300,000,000.00 and fails at the box office?
(Disney will have to lay off more workers and sell-out to China?)
Jun 27 - 03:59 PM
I'm thinking the salaries of the animators and voice actors probably tripled as they got to the third film, these guys knew the film would make tons of cash and wanted their piece of the pie. I wonder, by comparison, what the budgets for 'How to Train Your Dragon' or 'Legend of the Guardians:Owls of Gahoole' looked like. I'm guessing nowhere near 200 million. So one could presume that it's not movie budgets in general, but Pixar's lavish spending that accounts for this. These guys can afford not to penny-pinch, however.
Jun 27 - 09:12 PM
I'll go ahead and answer my own preponderance. 165 mil for HTTYD, and 90 Million for LOTG. I wonder about how much of the budget goes to pay for the star-studded voice acting they put in these movies. Past that though, CGI animation seems to be far exceeding the price of conventional special effects. I read that people like James Cameron and George Lucas were looking into ways to make it more affordable, so it could be used in less expensive media like TV shows more effectively - and bring down these huge film budgets.
Jun 27 - 09:20 PM
For Dragon (and maybe Guardians), there are sequel clauses in effect. They sign up for a movie, and agree to a certain number of sequels. I would imagine that Toy Story 2 had a clause, but know for sure Toy Story 3 did not - so the salaries for ALL returning cast were HUGELY more than for the first two.
Jun 27 - 09:39 PM
I'm CERTAIN (emphasis) that INFLATED BUDGETS (emphasis/italics) only SERVE TO HURT the common worker from the actors all the way down to the cashier at any movie theater's box office.
Jun 28 - 07:13 AM
Yea but... even if Toy Story 4 fails with critics, which I highly doubt, it should still make a buttload of money at the box office. I mean come on it's Toy Story.
Jun 28 - 09:01 AM
On another note Terry, I've got some news to you. A lot of people here don't waste their time in reading your little rants.
Jun 27 - 04:52 PM
Don't Tase Me Bro
And yet the guy has over 60,000 profile views. He's doing something right...
Jun 27 - 05:28 PM
Sunsaz may suffer from depression: people who say mean, hateful, or discouraging things usually are unhappy and need more Vitamin D. ///Unhappy say unhappy things.
Jun 27 - 06:23 PM
unhappy people say unhappy things . . . /I am illustrating a pattern of Ballooning movie budgets. workers are still being laid-off . . . where's the money going? I'm asking.
Jun 27 - 06:31 PM
It's Gordo's world here. The rest of us are just visiting.
Jun 27 - 07:19 PM
Jun 27 - 09:40 PM
Visiting... OR TRAPPED?
GREAT, now HE'S got ME doing THE caps LOCK thing. Gordo's KEYBOARD must HAVE the SHIFT keys WIPED clean AND scratched TO the NUB with FINGERNAIL marks. It's LIKE he's WRITING a SCRIPT everytime...
INT. GORDO'S LOFT - NOON-ISH
We see GORDON FRANKLIN TERRY JR ESQ THE SECOND SEQUEL: THE GORDONING enter frame, planning another BON MOT post for the ages. PAPA SMURF enters the room, as he is wont to do in GORDON FRANKLIN TERRY BLAHBLAHBLAH's frame of mind...
Jun 29 - 01:30 AM
Haha,need more Vitamin D :P
Jun 27 - 07:58 PM
I like his rant, I don't necessarily always read the whole thing - but sometimes he makes some good points.
Jun 27 - 09:05 PM
Were you around when he first joined the site? Dear God...
Jun 27 - 10:15 PM
I'm not quite apologizing for my long-winded AFFIDAVITS,//// but I disagree that posts should be relegated to be one or two sentences in length consisting of: "That Sucks." or "I'm stoked."//its important to express whatever's on your mind because someone out there may actually want to hear what you have to say.
Jun 28 - 07:18 AM
yes . . . its difficult to read long posts, I've seen other long-winded posts on this sits and you can basically only highlight the good points.
Jun 28 - 07:10 AM
HOWEVER, What I wrote certainly appears unwieldy and meandering though. I guess I have a lot on my mind.
hey, I'm in ITHACA, NEW YORK . . . former home of Carl Sagan.
Ithaca, New York is a "sit and think" town replete with waterfalls and gorges, henceforth you'll get unwieldy posts sometimes.
Jun 27 - 06:48 PM
That's real fuckin' why.
Jun 27 - 09:18 PM
If TS4 goes into production after seeing the critic's reception of Cars 2 i think i'll officially start to distrust Pixar's motivation in the future, merchandizing $$$ or great storytelling.
Jun 28 - 03:35 AM
Remember though that Cars 2 is the sequel to arguably the least favorite Pixar movie. The Toy Story movies on the other hand are practically perfect. I can't imagine Toy Story 4 would be even close to bad.
Jun 28 - 11:47 AM
who cares? we want something original and pixar was the best studio in hollywood at it recently. If they really go for a Toy story 4 Im saying fuck pixar. I dont care if it would be good, why? because an original movie would be great too from them. disappointed.
Jun 28 - 01:48 PM
So according to your logic Toy Story 2 and 3 are bad films because they weren't original? Yeah ok...
Jun 28 - 02:47 PM
It's not really that - the third movie brought the series to a satisfying conclusion. Why would you want meddle with near perfection by introducing a 4th (and possibly worst) film into the mix? The story has been told, and I'll agree that the only possible reason for an addition would be financial.
Jun 28 - 04:53 PM
Didn't Buzz Lightyear have his own TV show? Wonder how close Pixar wanted to related to that.
Jun 29 - 01:36 AM
I love Toy Story, I really do. However, I'm really not in favor of this idea. The story is done. As much as I enjoyed Part 3, it was just a repeat of Part 2 in many ways. Unless they can take the characters in a totally new direction (which I hope they do), then I'm not interested.
Jun 28 - 09:22 AM
that's what sequels tend to be it seems unfortunately (rehashes of the first installments). And if a sequel (like Halloween III: Season of the Witch) happens to DEFY the rule that sequels should be rehashes then the movie-goers get mad and "Kill" the franchise. Terminator 2 had the same plot as Terminator; I think Transformers 2 had a similar plot to Transformers; Jaws 2 had a similar plot to Jaws; Poltergeist 2 had a similar plot to Poltergeist.
Jurassic Park 2 had "no plot" it seemed, not really. Jurassic Park 3 had a plot that was about the same as part 1 where people had to be recused from the island. Kill Bill volume 1 and 2 is one long film. Lord of the Rings is one very long film.
Jun 28 - 10:05 AM
Linda - I'm completely with you. I enjoyed 3 fine, but I felt like it was really needed. It didn't blow me away, but it wasn't bad. It just didn't feel as special as the first two. A fourth doesn't make sense. Hell, having a Toy Story short before a Pixar movie (after the 3rd) doesn't make sense. And like you said, unless they went into a different direction with 4, there's really no point. Well, since they've painted the toys as having one function, they've already limited them to what we've already seen. How are they going to spin it differently? In 4, are they going to come up with a plan to get the little girl's attention away from her video games?
Jun 28 - 06:19 PM
While I would love another Toy Story adventure, I don't want this to be made. The ending of Toy Story 3 was just too damn perfect.
Jun 28 - 11:45 AM
CGI, 3D, cartoons, super heros, video game, prequels, sequels, remakes. Repeat.
Jun 28 - 01:42 PM
Jurassic Park, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Fantasia, The Incredibles, Wargames, Batman Begins, The Godfather Part II, John Carpenter's The Thing. Yes, for the love of Xenu, please repeat!
Jun 29 - 01:41 AM
I like Toy Story but I don't know about this. I still haven't seen Cars 2 so I'm undecided until I see it.
Jun 28 - 02:08 PM
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