The year is 2020, and coming up in a matter of days are the 92nd Academy Awards. I’ll be taking the day off from my retail job to watch them as I do every year, and I wanted to chime in with my thoughts on this year’s Best Original Song nominees. Of course, this isn’t the first year I’ve done so.
Toy Story 4
Before he got kicked out for boundary issues, one of John Lasseter’s last acts as Pixar Czar was to put Toy Story 4 into production. The story goes that he initially didn’t think continuing the story after the planned trilogy was a good idea, but then he was so moved by the concept of Woody setting out to find his lost love Bo Peep, he couldn’t resist.
November 2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of Pixar’s Toy Story, the first feature-length CG animated movie. Toy Story was a groundbreaking film not just for its technology but for its great storytelling, endearing characters and universal emotional arcs. At this year’s D23 Expo, during the Walt Disney Animation/Pixar Animation Panel, Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter announced the celebration of the film’s upcoming 20th anniversary. In addition, he revealed new details for the upcoming sequel for Toy Story 4.