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Toy Story 5 receives executives’ support

Toy Story 5In 2010, Pixar released the third Toy Story animated feature.

Because it was released eleven years after the second edition, it was one of the year’s most anticipated releases.

Since the majority of the target audience had grown up by that point, many individuals found the ending heartwrenching because they perceived it as the end.

Toy Story 4 nevertheless, fooled those who assumed the movies were done when it appeared.

While some enjoyed it, others questioned if it was truly necessary.

When Pixar touted Toy Story 5, fans realized it wasn’t the conclusion of the story.

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Pixar’s Toy Story 4 was released in theaters in 2019 to mostly mixed reviews.

Although moviegoers and critics praised the film for putting the series to a close, many individuals believed Toy Story 3 was the best way to do it.

According to Pixar, Toy Story 5 is presently in production.

This time, more individuals began to question if the sequel was truly essential.

Defense

A Pixar executive, Peter Docter, is aware of the backlash and, rather than remaining silent, has come out to defend the decision to approve Toy Story 5.

The majority of Toy Story 5 is still out in the air, according to the Chief Creative Officer, which means that fans may be taken by surprise.

“The thing we’ve been really trying to do, and this has been the case for a while, is we’ve been looking at them a little bit like, okay, we’re not planning for the future,” said Docter.

“When we made the first Toy Story, we had no idea there would be a Toy Story 2. We’re just trying to make this movie.”

“But that in making the movie, it takes you places, unexpected places, which is what I love about the creative process.”

“If I knew exactly what I was doing when I started making a movie, there’d kind of be no point in making it,” he continued.

“I discover so much along the way. I think it’ll be surprising. It’s got some really cool stuff that you haven’t seen before.”

The comments of Peter Docter shed some light on the reasoning behind Pixar’s drive for Toy Story 5.

Rather than rewriting the conclusion of the last film or attempting to make money, Pixar wants to take the series in a new path.

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Is it necessary?

Several people are questioning the necessity of making Toy Story 5 after hearing Peter Docter’s comments.

Many people feel that Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4 tied up the plot in a way that made everyone satisfied.

After the revelation, many people are alleging that Toy Story 5 is merely another Disney money grab rather than a creative work.

The fifth episode’s emotions are affected by Lightyear, a Toy Story spinoff film that did not perform as well as expected at the box office.

Despite holding a particular place in many people’s hearts, viewers question if the animated film series truly requires a fifth movie.

“I am so annoyed they are making Toy Story 5,” tweeted one fan. “Stop manipulating children into watching your joyless cash grab and let the classic remain a classic.”

Following the untimely death of one of the original film’s voice actors, another user addressed the casting, saying:

“Curious if they’ll replace Don Rickles for Toy Story 5. Given how cynically cash-driven this venture is, most likely.”

“No offense to the late great Jim Varney who was replaced after he passed, but it’d be hard to get another person to do justice to Mr. Potato Head. He’s too iconic.”

“Toy Story 5 is in the works at Disney. It should have ended with Toy Story 3,” tweeted a fan.

Why it’s controversial

Because fans eagerly awaited the return of their beloved talking toys, the Toy Story trilogy has become one of the most anticipated films over the years.

Yet, many considered that Andy and Woody’s storylines were entirely completed after the third and fourth films.

Pixar’s attempts to expand the series may reduce the emotional impact of the first two films.

Even if a reunion of Buzz Lightyear and Woody would have been heartwarming, fans would never forgive Pixar for breaking up the franchise’s two major characters.

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