'Toy Story 4' will be a ''romantic comedy''.

Pixar studio president Jim Morris has revealed that the sequel to the animated children's film will be separate from the films that have come before it and will be a ''love story''.

Speaking to Disney Latino, according to SlashFilm, he said: ''The third movie ended in a beautiful way and completed a trilogy. I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn I do not know if will be continued. Never begin a project with that in mind.

''It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.''

The film is currently in it's third table reading stage and the script is ''evolving very well'', according to Jim.

He also insisted they were not making a fourth instalment of the series for the money but because they came up with an ''irresistible'' idea.

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are writing the script, whilst the idea was created by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich.

John will be directing the film, which is expected to be released in June 2017.