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‘Toy Story 4’ Delayed to 2018 + ‘Cars 3’ Takes June 2017 Spot

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Earlier today, we covered the newly revealed release date for The Incredibles 2. Now we bring news of date changes for two other Pixar sequels.

As part of a news story that just broke today, Disney revealed new release dates for Toy Story 3 and Cars 3.

Toy Story 3 will sit out the 2017 year in animation and arrive in theaters the following year on June 15, 2018. Cars 3, which will now open on June 16, 2017, will take Toy Story 3‘s original spot.

Ever since its existence was revealed to the public last November, Toy Story 4 has been met with healthy amounts of anticipation and scorn. The love story angle (later revealed to be between Woody and Bo Peep) and the fact that the film will not be a direct continuation of the trilogy doesn’t help to tide the divisive response. Not to mention that John Lasseter’s last directorial effort was the first “bad” Pixar film (and that certainly doesn’t thrill people either). But Inside Out did show that Pixar is making a turnaround, so we’ll see how this turn of the tide will effect the quality of and response to Toy Story 4.

Suffice it to say, Cars 3 isn’t a very anticipated film by a long shot. As I mentioned above, Cars 2 sunk Pixar’s original winning streak (critically) and began the downward slump in reception for Pixar. Even the first Cars was only considered decent at best. But can Cars 3 turn that around and be great? Maybe. It will take a lot to regain whatever good was lost after the last film.

Stay tuned for more reports on the news-making announcement regarding Disney’s upcoming film slate.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to either film?

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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About Brandon Smith

Brandon is your average nerd with a love for nerdy things (games, comics, anime/manga, etc.). He also loves reading and writing and plans to be an author someday. For now, he writes with passion and curiosity about the world of animation. He lives with his family in North Carolina and is currently attending college.