Tim Allen signs for Toy Story 4

Tim Allen has signed on for “Toy Story 4″ – - but don’t go printing up those Happy Meal Containers just yet, McDonalds!

Though The Wrap reports that the former jailbird turned sitcoms squillionaire has agreed to reprise his role as Buzz Lightyear for a fourth time that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll happen. But the existence of a contract would suggest that Disney are considering it.

A Disney robot refused to comment on Allen’s contract, stating only that they are “thrilled with the audiences response to Toy Story 3, and fans will be seeing more of the Toy Story characters in a short film next year. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding another full-length feature.”

Look, it’s possible that – what with “Toy Story 3″ grossing $560 million worldwide! – that the House of Mouse are merely covering their bases in the rare event that the brass decide they do want a “Toy Story 4″. It’s also possible that Allen has signed not so much for a fourth “Toy Story” but a “Buzz Lightyear” spin-off. Who knows? What I do know is that, in a decade, when Allen’s short-lived “More Home Improvement” is canceled after six episodes, he’ll be begging to reprise Buzz.

At this stage, no “Toy Story 4″. Though, as stated above, a short-film featuring some of the “Toy Story” characters is on it’s way – it’ll precede “Cars 2″, when it opens June 24, 2011.