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No one. But having a limited number of films in a series make them special. When you have 24 films in a franchise, you come to a point where you just don't care anymore. Remember back in the days when they released the last episode of a trilogy: it was this big emotional thing. The last time we'll see our beloved characters! You better enjoy it, because you ain't gonna get more of this! Now, it's just: "OK, done. Next one, please!"

Not only that, but in many cases, the third film feels like the natural ending of the story (and in the case of Toy Story 3, whatever you may think of the film, the ending was a perfect way to close the franchise). And then you add a 4th entry, and you've got to come up with some random excuse to bring the characters back.

But hey, as long as people are happy of getting more of the same thing...

I was thinking about this just yesterday. I watched the trailer for Furious 7 and thought how the hell 7 of these movies got made.

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Toy Story 3 is great - best of the bunch, IMO.

I'm happy and excited to see another one. The Toy Story series never had an arc - it was just three separate adventures with the toys. So here's another one, and since they've all been good thus far, to me that's good.

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I don't think a 4th one is necessary. The third ended things very nicely. Although the 4th most likely will be with the girl who got Andy's toys at the end...but still is unnecessary. I hope Pixar isn't going to do what Disney did with the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies...run the series into the grave.

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Bah Pixar has now gone beyond redemption!

If Pixar has gone beyond redemption with Toy Story 4, what does make that Dreamsworks, who the milked the Shrek and Madagascar franchises and is still milking the Kung Fu Panda franchise (for an additional three films after KFP3)?

At least Pixar paces itself, unlike Dreamworks who released 3 movies this year alone.

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Toy Story was indeed brilliant, but I thought Toy Story 2 was masterful.

This.

3 took things way too dark for my liking. But there's too much money left on the table for them not to make 4. Maybe then they'll follow the All Holy Marvel Formula and do solo films for each character. Green Army Men in a Saving Private Ryan send off.

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3 took things way too dark for my liking. But there's too much money left on the table for them not to make 4. Maybe then they'll follow the All Holy Marvel Formula and do solo films for each character. Green Army Men in a Saving Private Ryan send off.

That's more or less what they have been doing (successfully, in my opinion) with the shorts, all set after Toy Story 3.

Hawaiian Vacation focused on Barbie and Ken.

Small Fry focused on Buzz.

Partysaurus Rex focused on Rex.

Toy Story of Terror! focused on Jessie.

Toy Story That Time Forgot will focus on Trixie.

I like what they have done with the shorts, but I don't think they would do that with a feature film, nor should they.

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Toy Story was indeed brilliant, but I thought Toy Story 2 was masterful.

You are right - but honestly, except for watching stuff like this with children, preferably your own, does any grown male here really has much of a desire to watch stuff like that? For myself i can't find one reason to watch another TS movie.

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Bah Pixar has now gone beyond redemption!

If Pixar has gone beyond redemption with Toy Story 4, what does make that Dreamsworks, who the milked the Shrek and Madagascar franchises and is still milking the Kung Fu Panda franchise (for an additional three films after KFP3)?

At least Pixar paces itself, unlike Dreamworks who released 3 movies this year alone.

That's not the point.

Pixar used to be at a standard that was incomparable. Then it lost its mojo after Cars 2. Now this basically seals the deal.

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Toy Story was indeed brilliant, but I thought Toy Story 2 was masterful.

You are right - but honestly, except for watching stuff like this with children, preferably your own, does any grown male here really has much of a desire to watch stuff like that? For myself i can't find one reason to watch another TS movie.

9 times out of 10, animated movies for kids aren't really aiming high enough to appeal to me either, but every now and then you do get movies like Toy Story, My Neighbor Totoro, Beauty and the Beast, Wall-E...simple stories told with good humor and visual grace, whose ideas of "adult appeal" go beyond innuendo and outdated pop culture references. Sometimes that stuff's worth keeping an eye out, though you can usually tell right off the bat whether or not they're trying something different.

Not that I have much hope for this one. I won't be surprised if it's closer to the misfire everyone was expecting out of #3.

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Without trying to sound like a goddamn hipster, I think older animated films didn't look down to their audience as most of the market does now. Of course, nowadays the animation market is saturated to the point of collapsing, every week I find about a newly funded animation studio that wants to join the race for the big bucks. During the 2D era, Disney was the only company that actually suceeded in the market and they dominated it ruthesly, and they also took very good care of their top artists -during the time of the Nine Old Men nobody was better than them and they were gonna make damn sure they didn't go anywhere else; when the computer animation option appeared with Pixar, everyone with money resources could do an animated film. If you got computers, money and people, you can do it. Of course it's more complicated than that, but that's the big difference. So with a saturated market where Disney is no loger king you get a lot of stuff, and by rule, a lot of mediocre stuff. And also parents are a lot more concerned with the stuff that goes into movies, although I don't get it: They let them play Call of Duty but when Stoick dies it's heresy...

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The third was my favorite, and I've loved all the Pixar movies with the exception of Cars/Cars 2 which I haven't seen yet - so I'm on board. The Pixar/Toy Story short films have been unformly great as well!

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Pixar has lost a lot of luster in my book after Ed Catmull and Pixar's alleged multi-million dollar theft from employees since the 80s was revealed.

I'm sure the quality of their films will suffer just by the fact that the people working there have realized how badly they've been getting fucked.

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I remain a little concerned about another addition to this franchise. TS 3 ended wonderfully and made a near perfect trilogy (relative to most other trilogies). I'd hate to see a mediocre 4th movie come along and ruin it.

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Pixar has lost a lot of luster in my book after Ed Catmull and Pixar's alleged multi-million dollar theft from employees since the 80s was revealed.

I'm sure the quality of their films will suffer just by the fact that the people working there have realized how badly they've been getting fucked.

I guess that explains the dip in quality and integrity of Pixar films lately.

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