We all know movie release dates are subject to change. That’s fine, but it’s not fine when it affects what will surely be one of the most eagerly anticipated animated releases of all time. Yes, Toy Story 4 has had its release date changed.
By a whole year.
And not in a good way, either. It’s been shunted back to June 15, 2018, which seems like an impossibly long time to wait. Cars 3, which literally no one wants to see unless they’re under the age of 10, has snagged the spot originally taken by Toy Story 4 and will now release on June 16, 2017.
Presumably this is because Disney/Pixar are further along with production on Cars 3 than Toy Story 4 and they want to take time to make Toy Story the best it can possibly be, but as understandable as that all is, it still sucks.
They did unveil the Toy Story 4 logo though, and it looks… the same as all the others. Hurrah.
Disney (along with Marvel) also announced a whole heap of other release dates too; some great, some light years away. Incredibles fans will also have a long wait on their hands since the second installment of that won’t arrive until June 21, 2019. Meanwhile, fans of the live-action fairytale remake can rejoice since four of those are listed. All untitled so far, but dates for those are set as December 22, 2017; November 2, 2018; March 29, 2019, and November 8, 2019.
Who knows what they could be since Disney seem to be remaking every animated classic they’ve ever produced, but educated guesses would be The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Mulan, and Sword in the Stone.
The live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, starring Emma Watson, will be released on March 17, 2017.
Other dates set include a Disney Toon Studios movie in April, 2019 and two unnamed Pixar releases in 2020.