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Incredibles 2 moves forward to summer 2018 as Toy Story 4 pushed back to 2019

The Incredibles

Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY has changed the release dates for two high-profile Pixar sequels: The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4.

The former will now hit cinemas earlier than previously announced, on June 15, 2018, while Toy Story 4 has been pushed back to June 21, 2019.

According to insiders being quoted by The Hollywood Reporter, the two films are swapping dates due to an ‘accelerated production schedule’ for Incredibles 2.

Oscar-winning director Brad Bird is returning to helm Incredibles 2, the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to his hit 2004 film that grossed over $633 million globally following its early November launch, including $70.4 million in the US alone. The film boasted the second-biggest opening at the time for an animated title.

Toy Story 4 will be directed by John Lasseter and originally had a release date of June 16, 2017. But Pixar is notoriously careful with its sequels and also likes to keep its US release dates for the mid-June corridor, which seems to strike a chord with audiences.

Toy Story 3 debuted on June 18, 2010, on its way to earning a record-breaking $1.067 billion at the global box office, enabling the film to become the first animated title to join the billion-dollar club, not accounting for inflation.

Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen and Zootropolis, as well as Pixar’s own Finding Dory and Universal’s Minions have also since become members.

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