VIDEO: TOY STORY 4 Director Spills New Plot Details at Disney D23 Expo

VIDEO: TOY STORY 4 Director Spills New Plot Details at Disney D23 Expo

We've got the scoop on TOY STORY 4! It's official: the next film in the Disney/Pixar franchise will take a romantic turn- but not between the two you may expect. Below, watch director John Lasseter chat about the film which will feature a love story between Woody and Bo Peep!

Pixar Animation Studios' John Lasseter, who's one of Pixar's three founders, CELEBRATED 20 years since TOY STORY transformed the animation industry and the art of storytelling at this weekend's D23 EXPO. "At Pixar and at Disney, we only make sequels if we come up with a story that's as good or better than the original," Lasseter says. "That's our rule. We don't do things just to print money."

BroadwayWorld previously reported that the film would have a 2017 release. Lasseter welcomed to the stage iconic two-time Oscar-winning songwriter and longtime Pixar collaborator Randy Newman, whose Pixar credits include TOY STORY, A BUG'S LIFE, TOY STORY 2, MONSTERS, INC. and CARS.

Also joining in the celebration were TOY STORY co-director Josh Cooley (CARS 2, RATATOUILLE) and producer Galyn Susman (TOY STORY OF TERROR!).

Screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER) joined Buzz, Woody and Bo Peep in the TOY STORY 4 celebration.

Directed by Lasseter, the movie is slated for release on June 16, 2017.

VIDEO: TOY STORY 4 Director Spills New Plot Details at Disney D23 Expo