Cliffy won't be back for Toy Story 3

John Ratzenberger – best known as Cliff from TV’s "Cheers" – says he won’t be coming back for "Toy Story 3", if Pixar aren’t involved.

"I’ll only be involved in another Toy Story if Pixar is invovled", Ratzenberger, the voice of Hamm the Piggy Bank, tells IESB. "I’m a Pixar Guy…I actually got a Pixar Tattoo on my back".

He continues, "I’ve been in every Pixar film there is. I play on the Pixar softball team, I don’t want to give up my position on first base".

Ratzenberger says he’s just started on next year’s "Cars" over at Pixar, then he looks set to direct a movie about an undercover DEA agent whose story he recently snagged the rights to.

Walt Disney Studios is actively proceeding with a second sequel to Pixar Animation’s "Toy Story" franchise, without Pixar. Tim Allen and Tom Hanks are rumoured to be returning.