When Disney announced that it was making Toy Story 3 whether Pixar liked it or not (under the previous agreement between the two companies, Disney essentially had control over sequels), reactions were mixed. On one side were those who professed faith in Disney's animation unit (and, hell, just wanted to see the damn movie), while on the other were people concerned about the cheapening of the Toy Story and Pixar names in exchange for a quick buck.

The latest news on the film should have those in the latter group celebrating - John Lasseter and Ed Catmull were on the floor at Disney yesterday and officially told those in the animation unit that Toy Story 3 was over. "They said that sequels should only be made if there is a really great story that demands it, and should be the domain of those who created the original film. In other words, if Pixar wants to make a sequel to its films, it will. If Disney Feature wants to make a sequel to its film, it will. But the two will not cross." (That sound you hear is Pixar devotees breathing a massive sigh of relief.)

[via The Disney Blog, which is a great source for info on the Disney/Pixar deal]
categories Movies, Cinematical