Toy Story 4 gets director

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When Friday's Pixar and Disney Animation panel at D23 kicked off, it opened with a sizzle reel containing extremely short clips from some upcoming films, and few glimpses got a bigger reaction than the title card forThe Incredibles 2.

John Lasseter then announced that Josh Cooley had been named as the director of Toy Story 4, and he showed a video package through Pixar studios. This is Cooley's first solo feature film. Kristen Bell announced Olaf himself, Josh Gad, who took the stage to sing one of the short film's four new songs That Time Of Year from songwriters Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson. Here they meet Yesss, an algorithm who guides the pair to OhMyDisney.com.

While details were nearly nonexistent, the three of them did turn their attention towards the tentatively titled Frozen 2.

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Next, Lasseter returned to the stage to discuss the return of the long-awaited "Incredibles 2".

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The new trailer shows Vanellope and Ralph arrive in an internet server, where Ralph naively falls for tiny creatures who try to draw him in with pop-up ads. Produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt), Wreck-It Ralph 2 will feature the return of stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer.

During the panel, Pixar showed off a behind-the-scenes featurette, which may have included hints for fans, but it was hard to tell. A sneak sequence showed Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) babysitting Jack Jack, blissfully unaware that his toddler has already developed a dazzling array of super abilities. Look for the now untitled movie to hit theaters on April 12th, 2019. The character will also be voiced by Taraji P. Henson from Empire.

Pixar's other major upcoming sequel, "Toy Story 4", also got a tease but plot details were all but non-existent. One of the most interesting aspects about Yesss is that she's constantly shifting the look of her hair and clothes, which are made of fiberoptic materials - because she lives online. This film is personal for the Scanlon, whose father died when he was one and his brother was three.

Rounding out the Pixar presentation was some new footage from Coco and, more excitingly, our first glimpse at The Incredibles II.

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