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'Toy Story 4' Not Happening Yet Despite Rumors

In this film publicity image released by Disney, from left, Jessie, voiced by Joan Cusack, Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Alle
In this film publicity image released by Disney, from left, Jessie, voiced by Joan Cusack, Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen and Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks are shown in a scene from "Toy Story 3." Domestic box-office revenues for 2010 won't quite hit last year's record-setting haul, but they'll be awfully close. Total movie-ticket sales will reach $10.556 billion, the tracking agency Hollywood.com said Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. "Toy Story 3" was the highest-grossing film released in 2010, earning nearly $415 million. (AP Photo/Disney Pixar) NO SALES

"Toy Story 4" is not happening, this despite reports to the contrary stemming from a tweet by a Columbian radio executive.

According to BuzzFeed, Pixar -- the Disney-owned studio behind the first three "Toy Story" films -- has stated that nothing is happening with "Toy Story 4" at the moment. Pixar has a full slate of films coming up, including this year's "Monsters University" (a "Monsters Inc." prequel), 2014's "The Good Dinosaur," 2015's "Inside Out" and even a planned sequel to "Finding Nemo" in 2016. The studio typically spends a few years making its films, as the animation process takes longer than shooting live-action.

"We don't get anything for free," Mark Andrews, who directed the Pixar film "Brave," told HuffPost Entertainment earlier this year. "You have to build every pixel in the frame. Think of the million questions that a director gets in live-action; I get hundred of thousands times more questions because stuff doesn't exist. You can get five different tables and bring them into the director and the director goes, 'That one.' They ask me what kind of table I want and I'm like, 'Umm, why don't you draw me up something?'"

This isn't the first time rumors about "Toy Story 4" have circulated. Star Tom Hanks started a wave of speculation back in 2011 when he told BBC radio that a fourth "Toy Story" film was already in development. That hasn't materialized just yet, but Pixar did release a "Toy Story" short film with the re-release of "Finding Nemo" last fall.

For more on "Toy Story 4," head over to BuzzFeed.

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