The 'Toy Story 4' release date has been revealed, and fans are already losing it
We all know that Disney is a massive corporation. Not many other companies have multiple theme parks across the world with their names emblazoned on the entrance, nor are any others as well-known or thought of as fondly as Disney are. At a young age we come to associate that name with classic movies from Snow White to Mulan, but they have so many movies being released at this point it's ridiculous.
In 2018 alone we will see The Incredibles 2, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Wreck It Ralph 2 and Mary Poppins Returns. Then in 2019 we've got Frozen 2 (that announcement passed me by), and the live-action adaptations of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. But that's not all.
Technically, when you're looking at the release schedule for future Disney releases, you have to take into account that they own both Star Wars and Marvel. Yep, that's right - likely the two biggest franchises of all-time are owned by the same company that were doing pretty well for themselves anyway.
So that means by the end of this year they will also have made a tidy profit from Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Ant Man & The Wasp. There's no doubt that Black Panther was a big deal, both culturally and financially, and Infinity War is breaking pre-sale records already. So how exactly are they going to step it up next year?
It turns out they will be returning to the classic series that cemented Pixar as a force to be reckoned with: Toy Story.
You may not believe it, but it has been 23 years since the first entry in the popular computer-animated trilogy hit our screens. 1995 doesn't sound that long ago to a lot of us, but when you look back on that movie you will see just how far technology has come.
It wasn't just the graphics that escalated either. Each subsequent movie seemed to elicit a more emotional response from the audience, leaving even the toughest of individuals reduced to tears.
Yet while many thought that Toy Story 3 was the perfect send-off to the series, with a heartfelt goodbye between Andy and the toys that shaped his childhood, there is another one in the pipeline. And let's face it - we're all going to be there on opening day.
While we've known the movie has been in the works for some time now, the latest news is that they have set a date for the film. The official Toy Story Facebook page posted the announcement last Friday, letting us know to look out for this one on June 21, 2019.
So that's yet another instance of Disney luring us to spend all of our hard-earned cash at the cinema (not that I'm complaining). Seeing the lineup over the next few years, it's a bit of a shame to see that so many of Disney's releases are remakes or sequels rather than original ideas - but I'm a Marvel fanboy, so I'll do just fine.
Disney, on the other hand, are doing even better. With the recent news that they've bought Fox in a gargantuan merger, at some point they're going to own everything playing at the movie theater.