Disney’s ‘Toy Story’ was Finally Complete! What Could a Fifth Movie Add?

Toy Story 5 predictions

When Pixar Animation Studios released¬†Toy Story 4 in 2019, the actual Toy Story was finally complete. Kickstarted by studio co-founder and legend John Lassetter before his unceremonious departure and fulfilled by director Josh Cooley, the fourth installment was the necessary epilogue that proved the entire franchise is really about a toy named Woody and his struggles with the duties that come with being ‚Äúa child‚Äôs plaything.‚ÄĚ

Buzz, Woody, Toy Story

Spoiler alert, at the end of the last movie, he was finally able to let go of his mission to Bonnie, finally saying goodbye to Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and everybody left from the original cast, and set off on an exciting life as a “lost toy” helping other toys find their home with his ‚Äútrue love,‚ÄĚ Bo Peep.

Now, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that there is another movie confirmed with Tim Allen and Tom Hanks set to return, and it leaves this reporter and many other writers and fans just asking why? Why do we need a fifth Toy Story movie? What else is there to tell?

Here’s my theory:

Prediction: Toy Story 5 will Introduce Andy’s Kid(s)

Toy Story 3

Credit: Disney

Yes, there have been no hints of any plotlines released yet, but I’m going to make a prediction right now, anyway. No, I don’t think Woody is going to die in Toy Story 5. I think the only story that seems to make sense following Toy Story 4¬†is the proverbial ‚Äúgetting the band back together‚ÄĚ story arc, and I bet it will revolve around Andy‚Äôs kids.

If Andy was off to college in 2013, it makes sense that he will be an established adult with a wife and kids of his own by the time this movie will come out, and Bonnie will be reaching that age where she is not interested in playing with those old toys anymore. But since it is a Disney movie, all of the toys from Rex to Mrs. Potato Head will still be in great shape. He gets those toys back somehow for his kids–at least, Buzz Lightyear, since Allen already spilled the beans that he and Hanks are reprising their roles yet again–and then we find Woody stuck between deciding to keep the life he has to jump back into a child‚Äôs life, reunite with Andy and start the cycle all over again.

Bonnie, Woody, Toy Story 3

Credit: Disney

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I don’t know which path he’s going to choose, but if we think about Woody’s overall character development, the presentation of the opportunity to live out a dream he’s always secretly had–to help Andy take care of his kids–seems to be the most obvious step forward.

But, again, this is just my prediction of what we are going to see, from Pixar. We at Disney Fanatic will be sure to share any official updates with our readers on the development of Toy Story 5 as those details come to light.

The entire Toy Story saga, including all short films, is available for streaming now on Disney+.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s and may not reflect the sentiments of Disney Fanatic as a whole.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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