Normally, you’d dread the fourth entry in any beloved film series, but it feels kind of okay to have positive thoughts about Toy Story 4. After all, its three predecessors are among the strongest films in Pixar’s mostly untouchable library. If anyone can make the fourth feature-length adventure of a cowboy doll and his friends sing, it’s these guys. So, without further ado, here’s what the film is about, straight from the mouth of Pixar founder and Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter,

Speaking from Disney’s D23 convention in Anaheim, California, Lasseter revealed that the film will bring back a character who was conspicuously absent from Toy Story 3:

It’s a love story with Woody and — and this is news — Bo Peep.

We had previously heard that the next movie would take on a romantic angle, but the Bo Peep stuff is new and very intriguing. As you surely remember, Tom Hanks’ Woody and Annie Potts’ Bo were an item in the first two movies, but she vanished in the time jump between parts two and three. The details of her disappearance were never explained, but it was heavily suggested that the ordeal had hit Woody pretty hard.

So that means one of two things for Toy Story 4. It’s either a prequel (unlikely) or it’ll involve Woody finding his long lost love in the course of a colorful, all-ages adventure that will probably have its fair share of tearjerking moments.

Lasseter also went out of his way address the fact that, yes, Pixar is making some sequels and that we’d better deal with it:

At Pixar and at Disney, we only make sequels if we come up with a story that’s as good or better than the original. That's our rule. We don’t do things just to print money.

Cars 3 begs to differ, but whatever. WIth a track record like Pixar’s, you’re allowed to get greedy every once in awhile. Toy Story 4 is set for a Jun 16, 2017 release date.

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