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Hanks: Toy Story 4 in the works

Tom Hanks has revealed that there could be a fourth outing for the characters in Toy Story.

The Oscar-winning star, who lends his voice to sheriff Woody in the Disney Pixar films, has hinted that Toy Story 4 is in the works.

"I think there will be, yeah. I think they're working on it now," he told the BBC.

Tim Allen - who voices Buzz Lightyear - previously divulged he had an option in his contract for another film, and while admitting there are no immediate plans for another follow-up, director Lee Unkrich didn't close the door to the franchise completely.

"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," he said.

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

The toys will return for a short film, Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation, shown before Cars 2.

Tom has said he would gladly reprise his role in the award-winning films: "As long as I don't develop a smoker's cough, yeah, I'm there. Whatever they need. There's only one Woody, and it's me."

Toy Story 3, released in August 2010, has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

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