Toy Story 4 rumor surfaces, sparks Twitter freakout

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM   |   Comments

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Reports out of South American media about a rumor that Toy Story 4 was on its way in 2015 spurred a collective freakout on Twitter Tuesday, despite there being no further proof that Woody and Buzz were, in fact, on their way back to the big screen.

According to Bleeding Cool, the rumors were sourced back to the Twitter feed of RCN "entertainment co-ordinator" Jorge Luis Balaguera, followed by posts on the news sites Terra and ElSalvador.com, all of which treated the news as a surety.

Disney and Pixar were both reached by Buzzfeed's Adam Vary, who tweeted out that the rumor was, at least, a rumor. But no more:

Vary also pointed out that, true or false, news of a potential fourth Toy Story film almost certainly wouldn't break this way.

Pixar is pretty busy between now and 2016: Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind (also possibly called Inside Out) and The Untitled Pixar Movie About Día de los Muertos, all due out before the supposed Toy Story 4 release.

Based on past habits, Pixar won't let the world know it's working on the film (should it come at all) until it's good and ready.

Still logic played no part in Twitter's reaction to the rumor, where "Toy Story 4" was a trending term.

A tweet from @UberFacts had more than 11,000 retweets and plenty of giddy replies.

The official @ThePixarTimes account offered a sober reminder that the rumors were just that.

And there were plenty of suggestions for what the plot of the movie might be, many rehashes on a few repeated jokes.

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