NMA to animate Toy Story 4: Don’t Toy With Me
Burbank, California and Taipei, Taiwan (1 April, 2011) — The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced the appointment of Taiwan-based Next Media Animation to produce the next installment of the Toy Story franchise. Toy Story 4: Don’t Toy With Me, will appear in theaters the second half of 2011.
Don’t Toy With Me picks up where Toy Story 3 left off. It follows the adventures of Andy, now a college drop-out struggling to adapt to life beyond the parental nest. As with the earlier Toy Story films, themes of friendship are prevalent, with Woody and Buzz Lightyear helping to guide Andy through a brutal and unforgiving world.
“The original Toy Story was released in 1995 and many of our fans are now in their mid- to late 20s,” said Bea Warre, development executive at Disney. “This new installment re-boots the franchise and gives our now older fans a Toy Story they can relate to.”
Next Media Animation was chosen for its lightning fast animation ability, allowing for a quick follow-up to the Toy Story franchise after Toy Story 3 was released just last year.
About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 Company, had annual revenues of over US$36 billion in its most recent fiscal year, and a market capitalization of US$81billion as of 15 February 2011. For more information about The Walt Disney Company please visit: http://corporate.disney.go.com/
About Next Media Animation
Next Media Animation is one of the largest full-service 3D animation studios in Asia. It provides animation-to-order to some of the biggest entertainment and news providers around the world. Services are end-to-end, provided all under one roof, from concept to story board to 3D modeling to production.