Don’t fret about Toy Story 4 delay, says Tom Hanks - creativity takes time

The Oscar-winning actor, who voices Woody the cowboy in the hit animated Disney-Pixar series, says the team is merely taking their time to ensure the fourth instalment is done the right way

PUBLISHED : Friday, 18 November, 2016, 5:00pm
UPDATED : Friday, 18 November, 2016, 5:00pm

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks said the cast and crew of Toy Story 4 needs time to be creative, after the release date of the Disney-Pixar animation was pushed back again until 2019.

The American actor will return to voice the role of toy cowboy Woody in the latest instalment of the Toy Story franchise, which has been a huge hit with the first three movies combing for US$1.8 billion at the global box office.

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Disney-Pixar announced last month that the fourth instalment, originally slated for 2017 but then pushed to 2018, would be delayed until June 2019 to make way for the sequel of another animation hit, The Incredibles.

Hanks said nothing should be read into the move.

“The movies are made in such tiny increments over long periods of time,” he said in London on the red carpet for the UK premiere of his latest movie, Sully , on Thursday.

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“We go into the recording studio and there’s a prepared text and you go off that text and you keep experimenting with it ... they put it through another ring of creativity and alterations. I can’t wait to see what they’ve got Woody up to.”