Toy Story 4 was delayed for a very specific reason

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Toy Story 4 was delayed for a very specific reason
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Fans of Toy Story have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the fourth installment of the popular franchise. It was actually supposed to be in the cinemas this year, but it got delayed. Now we finally know why and it’s quite a big reason.

Now Annie Potts, who voices Bo Peep in the movie, revealed the reason why the movie was delayed. She gave an interview for Radio Times and said the reason was in the script.

“Toy Story 4 was supposed to come out this year and then they threw out three-quarters of it and rewrote. Usually, it takes — from start to finish — two years,” Potts explained. “But because they threw most of it in the bin and started over [my time on the project has] been extended a little bit. I’ve done a lot of work on it.”

One of the reasons for the script rewrites was as the original writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack stepped away. John Lasseter also had already stepped away as director of the movie.

Now, Stephany Folsom is in charge or rewriting the script. Potts say all of this won’t affect the current June 2019 launch date of the movie. “They’re funny, those Pixar people,” the actress said. “They just take their time. It’s very painstaking work. If they don’t like whole sections then they just chuck it and start over again. They have that great creative liberty to do that.”

Potts is thrilled at how things are going. “I’ve never done any animation before where you got to work with the other actors. [Normally it’s] just a single voice at a time,” said Potts. “But because of the nature of what we’re doing, we’ve been having Tom and me together. That’s fun! That is really fun!”

Toy Story 4 should debut in the cinemas on June 21, 2019. It will have a lot to do, to keep fans happy.