Walt Disney Pictures has nabbed Jared Stern’s idea to be the basis for Toy Story 3, which the studio is committed to making without Pixar, according to Variety. Pixar Animation was responsible for the computer animation for the first two Toy Story films.
Stern was a member of Disney’s Feature Animation Writing Program and has been developing an idea for the third movie for a while now. Other writers have submitted ideas but the studio ultimately went with Stern’s. Another screenwriter is expected to be brought on board to polish the script.
The third story will take Buzz and Woody out of Andy’s room and into the world. Stern’s script also introduces several new characters.