Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich has insisted there are no plans to make Toy Story 4.

The third instalment, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, has already been a box office hit in the US, taking a bumper 109 million US dollars in its opening weekend, and is set to repeat its success here – and the leading men have voiced their encouragement for a fourth film.

But Lee, who has worked on all three movies, said: “We have no plans to make Toy Story 4 at all – we try to end Toy Story 3 in a very lovely way, with the story of Andy and his toys.”

While there are no intentions for another full-length feature, he revealed there will be a short film with all the characters, which will be shown with Cars 2.

“We are looking for ways to keep the Toy Story characters alive. We do still want them to be in the world,” he said.

“We are doing a short film, using all the characters, which everybody is a part of, which will be coming out next year in front of Cars 2.”

Producer Darla K Anderson added: “I have no idea about a Toy Story 4 nor have I heard any plans, but I am thrilled the actors are thrilled about the world and the characters that they are wanting to play these parts. It’s a great thing when people have so much positive energy about your movie.” Toy Story 3 is in cinemas now.

Source: AP