Just this afternoon, Pixar Animation Studios released a press release through Oh My Disney that Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 are switching release dates. The new dates are as follows: The Incredibles 2 will be released on June 15, 2018 and Toy Story 4 will be released on June 21, 2019. Read the full press release and our thoughts after the break!
We know you’re counting the days until Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 come out in theaters. How do we know this? Because we are too, obviously. Today Pixar Animation Studios announced updated release dates for each movie, so here they are so you can mark your calendars accordingly: The Incredibles 2 will come out June 15, 2018 and Toy Story 4 will come out June 21, 2019.
The very exciting story of out this new press release is that we'll be getting the much anticipated sequel to 2004's The Incredibles one year sooner than previously reported! Director Brad Bird's comments indicate that the film is being fast-tracked presumably because of how successful the story and production is doing!
However, we believe the bigger- and more interesting- story is that Toy Story 4 has been pushed back one year. We musn't forget that around this time last year, it was reported that Toy Story 4, which at the time was scheduled for release in June 2017, would be pushed back one year to June 2018, allowing for Cars 3 to take the new Summer 2017 spot (which it currently holds). This means that Toy Story 4 has been officially pushed back twice, two years later than the film's original release date. While we shouldn't be too worried about the film since release date changes indicate that the studio believes more time could potentially make the film better, this news is not the best news.
The last time a Pixar film was pushed back two full years after it's initial release was The Good Dinosaur, and while I certainly enjoyed the film, it was pretty clear that the film had gone through serious re-treatments in order to make the November 2015 release. While there is no director change with the Toy Story 4 news (indicating a very different context for the film's release date push), the change may indicate some sort of scheduling conflict with the ever-busy Pixar and Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter in the directing chair.
Regardless, we will keep you updated with the latest regarding this story as more details emerge.
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