Disney is Plotting “Toy Story 5” With Tim Allen and Tom Hanks

Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody in
Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody in "Toy Story 3." Photo by Snap Stills/REX/Shutterstock (1940211d)

Disney and Pixar have given us one of their most successful animated franchises with Toy Story, and it seems another movie is on the way! Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, recently revealed that Disney reached out to him and Tom Hanks to reprise their roles from the previous films.

Allen recently set down with Jimmy Fallon for an interview on The Tonight Show and revealed that Toy Story 5 is in development. He said that Disney CEO Bob Iger reached out to him and Tom Hanks to reprise their roles, adding he’s only considering this project because one of the original writers is involved.

“You wonder if four was too many, is five too much? According to the scuttlebutts, 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,” concluded Allen.

The last movie in the original series, Toy Story 4, premiered to rave reviews in 2019 and crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, becoming the highest-grossing film in the franchise. Toy Story 5 would give this franchise a much-needed boost after it suffered from the commercial failure of last year’s spin-off Lightyear, which reportedly lost Disney over $100 million.