'Toy Story 4' And 'The Incredibles 2' Release Dates Switched; Pixar Prioritizes 'The Incredibles’ Sequel Over New ‘Toy Story’ Film

After Pixar previously announced its exact release schedules for its upcoming animated sequels "Toy Story 4" and "The Incredibles 2," the studio has again shuffled the premiere dates of the two eagerly anticipated cartoon films. Recent reports say that "The Incredibles 2" is set as top priority following the acceleration of its production schedule, which in turn pushes "Toy Story 4" at a later date.

Originally set to come to theaters on June 15, 2018, "Toy Story 4" has to let go of its planned release to give way to another Pixar creation, "The Incredibles 2." This brings the latter to take the June 2018 premiere and the former to fill up the June 21, 2019 slot.

"Toy Story" has enjoyed box office successes from its original trilogy; hence its huge fandoms are expressing their disappointment as they have to wait longer before they see their favorite coming-to-life toys back on cinemas. Not much is known about the plot of the fourth installment, but fans are expecting the storyline to revolve around Woody and Bo Peep's love story.

Meanwhile, "The Incredibles 2," which is again picked up 10 years after the first film, is reportedly ahead of its production schedule which means it should have an earlier release. In a recent interview with "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird, he confirmed that he will focus on the characters of the superhero family movie rather than showcasing their superpowers, which is already the case in the first installment.

Both movie sequels were announced By Disney/Pixar in 2014 and are among the last sequels the animation film studio will work on. In an interview with Jim Morris, the Pixar president said that the company would like to focus on original ideas to rival with other new animated movies rather than one-up its previous successful films.

"Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don't make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on," Morris explained. This statement also led him to announce that it will be long before the company reconsiders to create another sequel for any of its previous films. "Everything after 'Toy Story' and 'The Incredibles' is an original right now," he added.

Alongside "Toy Story 4" and "The Incredibles 2," "Cars 3" is also set to come to theaters on June 16, 2017. Meanwhile, another sequel to a successful Pixar film, "Finding Dory," came out earlier this year. The movie has surprisingly brought an incredible success to the "Finding Nemo" franchise where the first movie was released in 2003.

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