News - March 12, 2015

Toy Story 4 gets a new co-director
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Toy Story 4 gets a new co-director

Pixar have announced Toy Story 4 has gained a new co-director, with Josh Cooley stepping in to work alongside the already announced John Lasseter. 

Cooley has worked for Pixar for almost all of his career and most recently served as Head Of Story on the hugely anticipated new animated adventure Inside Out. Previously he had worked on the likes of Cars, Brave and Up.

Speaking about his appointment, Cooley told Variety: "To be co-director on Toy Story 4 with John, who brought the Toy Story characters to the screen 20 years ago, is a dream come true. When I first saw Toy Story I was amazed by the groundbreaking computer-generated animation. But it was the strong storytelling that kept me coming back. Toy Story 4 will continue that tradition and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it!”

Disney announced Toy Story 4 late last year and also revealed that Lasseter, who directed both Toy Story and Toy Story 2, will begin work on the story immediately, with the film due out in June 2017. 

The script for Toy Story 4 is currently being written by Parks and Recreation's Rashida Jones and The Office star Will McCormack. 

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