Disney Announces Toy Story 5: Woody and Buzz to Return in 2026

Disney Announces Toy Story 5: Woody and Buzz to Return in 2026

Disney has officially announced the return of Woody and Buzz in the upcoming Toy Story 5. CEO Bob Iger confirmed that Pixar is working on the new sequel, which is slated for release in 2026.

This news has excited fans worldwide, eager to see the beloved characters back on the big screen. Toy Story 5 will be the sixth feature-length film in the series, following the spinoff Lightyear in 2022 and Toy Story 4 in 2019.

Since its debut in 1995, the Toy Story franchise has generated over $3.3 billion in box office revenue. Disney aims to continue this success with the latest installment.

Release Date and Cast

Toy Story 5 is set to premiere on June 19, 2026, continuing the tradition of summer releases for the franchise. Pixar chief Pete Docter has confirmed that the new movie will again focus on the adventures of Woody and Buzz.

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, who have voiced Woody and Buzz since the beginning, are expected to reprise their roles. Tim Allen, who was absent from the Lightyear spinoff, confirmed his return on Twitter: “See ya soon Woody… off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond!”

While the full cast list has yet to be announced, it is likely that other familiar voices will return, including Tony Hale as Forky, Annie Potts as Bo Peep, Joan Cusack as Jessie, Wallace Shawn as Rex, John Ratzenberger as Hamm, and Blake Clark as Slinky Dog. However, Don Rickles, who voiced Mr. Potato Head, will not be returning due to his passing in 2017.

Plot Speculations

Details about the plot of Toy Story 5 remain under wraps, but fans can expect another heartwarming adventure featuring Woody and Buzz. Pixar’s Pete Docter has hinted at surprising elements and “really cool stuff that you haven’t seen before.”

The ending of Toy Story 4 saw Woody and Bo Peep leaving Bonnie’s toys to join a group of “lost toys” at a fairground. This poignant conclusion felt like a potential end to the series, but the announcement of Toy Story 5 suggests there are more stories to be told.

Fan Theories and Hopes

While the official plot is still a mystery, fans and cast members have their own ideas. Tim Allen has proposed a storyline where an adult Andy, now with children of his own, rediscovers his beloved toys. This concept envisions Andy reuniting all the toys and passing them on to a new generation.

As the anticipation builds, fans eagerly await more details about Toy Story 5. Whether it follows Allen’s idea or takes a different direction, the return of Woody and Buzz promises another unforgettable journey in the Toy Story universe.