Tim Allen Says Disney Has Contacted Him and Tom Hanks About ‘Toy Story 5’

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Tim Allen Says Disney Has Contacted Him and Tom Hanks About ‘Toy Story 5’

Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the “Toy Story” franchise, said on “The Tonight Show” that Disney has reached out to him and Tom Hanks (voice of Woody) about reprising their roles in another film.

Tim Allen & “Toy Story 5”

Tim Allen

“Bob Iger, head of Disney, said it was on,” Allen told Jimmy Fallon about the possible “Toy Story 5.”

“He actually said it was going to happen. They have reached out to Tom [Hanks] and I to reprise the roles. They’re not saying anything about it.”

In February 2023, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced there were “sequels in the works” for “Toy Story,” “Frozen,” and “Zootopia.” Pixar began the “Toy Story” series in 1995 with the first film, followed by “Toy Story 2” (1999), “Toy Story 3” (2010), and “Toy Story 4” (2019). The spin-off film “Lightyear” was released in 2022 and there have been several other short films and specials.

Allen went on to say of the film franchise, “For people like me, it’s just like — I’m a sci-fi buff. You wonder if four was too many, is five too much?”

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“According to the scuttlebutts,” Allen added, “the writer that’s doing it wrote one of the better ones and he said, ‘If I didn’t get this right, I wouldn’t do it.’ So it could be a very, very interesting way to reunite it.”

“Toy Story 4” seemed to bring the story of the films to an end once and for all, with Woody leaving the other toys to stay at a traveling carnival with Bo Peep. Buzz and the rest of the gang stuck with Bonnie, who their original owner Andy gifted them to when he left for college.

In a recent interview with That Movie Dweeb, Allen speculated about how another sequel could reunite the toys, saying, “I don’t know if this is where the story is going, but what if the whole story was through Andy as an adult? [He] has children, and they just happen to be online, and the kid goes, ‘Have you ever seen this toy?’ and Andy sees that Buzz has got a hand missing and they’re selling these vintage toys, and Andy goes and gathers all the toys up. He has to go out and find each one of them and put them back together, bring them back to his house, and start the whole thing over again with his son. … It’s all through Andy’s eyes because we [the toys] made his life, and now he’s returning that favor.”

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Source: EW

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