November 10th, 2010
11:50 AM ET

'Toy Story' creators talk future of franchise

Like an Eagles farewell tour or another Brett Favre retirement, sometimes it’s hard to tell if the end is really the end.

“Toy Story 3” director Lee Unkrich tells CNN that while the third installment of the “Toy Story” franchise ends with Andy saying goodbye to Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their other plastic pals, “I don’t think it has to be the last time.”

Does that mean we may see “Toy Story 4” down the line? Darla Anderson, who produced “Toy Story 3” hinted that some short films are already in the works.

Unkrich and Anderson recently answered questions from CNN's iReporters about the trio of “Toy Story” films and talked about breaking the bad movie “curse” that often plagues “part three” films.

And boy, did they. Boxofficemojo.com says “Toy Story 3” is the No. 1 animated movie of all time, earning a staggering $414 million.

If you asked my kids what “Toy Story 3” was about, they’d tell you it’s the story of a scary pink bear, a screaming monkey and a Spanish-speaking Buzz Lightyear. Here's a bit more about the synopsis: In a nutshell, Andy is 17. He leaves for college and his beloved toys are donated to a daycare. But all is not sunny at Sunnyside Daycare, as Jessie, Buzz, Rex and friends realize the only chance for survival is to escape.

The whole thing is bittersweet and even a bit scary as the toys weave their way through an ominous landfill and face separation from the boy who loved them for so many years.

Can’t wait for the short films? The “Toy Story 3” DVD is out now, and Unkrich promises that it has “everything and the kitchen sink” for the diehard fan.

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  1. Allison

    I love pixar but i want to know "who was the first person to bring up pixar?"

    December 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Franchise

    Dream Toys is a Kid’s Library, which provides a wide range of Toys, Games, Books and CD’s. These can be borrowed by you for your child’s enhancement.
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    February 15, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. queenofbs

    Agreed, much better than Avatar. In TS4 Andy could get married & have kids of his own. This is a never ending story. Love Pixar!

    November 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. moon627

    I just saw the TS3 DVD the other day and absolutely LOVED it !! I thought it was the best one yet – a real tear jerker. I'm sure there will be a TS4 ... why not ? It doesnt really have much to do with the kid Andy – it could be any kid because its mostly about the toys. The animation is fantastic. It a thousand times BETTER than AVATAR

    November 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. neoanakinpotter

    Gotta say that everyone @ PIXAR & their work are awesome. I saw TS3 the day it came out back in June & during the last 5 minutes I was holding back tears....And i'm a 29 year old man! That's how deep the people @ pixar know their audience. I do hope that a toy story 4 comes out in the future. I hope pixar operates for many, many years to come.

    The only movies I've seen that've broken the bad movie “curse” that often plagues “part three" films are Toy Story 3 & Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban.

    November 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      U CANT BE SERIUS DID U SEE ROBOCOP 3 MAN THAT MOVIE WAS SO AWESOME EVEN MORE AWESOMER THAN THE FIRST 2 COMBINED

      November 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cheefsfury

    IM JUS GONNA SAY HTAT AVATAR IS THE GREATEST ANIMATED MOVIE OF ALL TIME

    November 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |

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