Woody and Buzz to return

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Toy Story fans are "buzzing" as the fourth movie finally gets a release date - but there's a bit of a wait.

Woody, Buzz and friends will return to the big screen next year, after nearly a nine year gap since the last film.

News that Toy Story 4 will hit cinemas on June 21, 2019 was released on social media today and has left fans of the franchise overjoyed.

The first Toy Story was released in 1995 and kicked off the story of Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear the astronaut, who started off being rivals and then turned into firm friends.

The film has since spawned two more films, with the last being released in 2010.

There has also been various TV spin-offs, including Toy Story of Terror and Toy Story That Time Forgot.

Some fans have questioned what the new film will be about, as Toy Story 3 wrapped things up at the end.

But producers are keeping tight-lipped, with fans hoping to get more news as they eagerly await next summer's big release.

One thing we do know is that Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will be returning to lend their voices to Woody and Buzz.

Tom said in an interview in 2016: "I can’t wait to see what they’ve got Woody up to.”

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