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    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.The first installment in the Toy Story franchise, it was the first entirely computer-animated feature film, as well as the first feature film from Pixar.

  2. Toy Story 3 had a strong debut, opening in 4,028 theaters and grossing $41.1 million at the box office on its opening day. In addition, Toy Story 3 had the highest opening-day gross for an animated film on record. During its opening weekend, the film grossed $110.3 million, making it #1 for the weekend; it was the biggest opening weekend ever ...

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    Toy Story 4 is the first Pixar film without a leading short by its release since the original film. Home media. Toy Story 4 was released digitally on October 1, 2019, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 8, 2019. The film was released on Disney+ on February 5, 2020. Reception Box office

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  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Toy_Story_3Toy Story 3 - Wikipedia

    Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the third installment in the Toy Story series and the sequel to Toy Story 2 (1999). It was directed by Lee Unkrich, the editor of the first two films and the co-director of Toy Story 2, written by Michael Arndt, while ...

  6. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Toy_Story_2Toy Story 2 - Wikipedia

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    Andy Davis is preparing to go to cowboy camp with his favorite toy Woody, but during his playtime, Woody's arm rips, prompting Andy to leave him home. Andy decides to not take Woody, who is put on a shelf with Wheezy, a squeeze-toy penguin with a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody saves him, but is later discovered and stolen by greedy toy collector Al McWhiggin, the owner of Al's Toy Barn. At Al's apartment, Woody meets Jessie, Bullseye, and Stinky Pete, and learns he is based on the main character of a 1950s television show called Woody's Roundup. Al has collected an entire room full of Roundup memorabilia, but lacked a rare "Woody" doll. When Woody tries to leave, Jessie becomes furious, and Pete explains a museum in Tokyo, Japan wants to buy the complete collection. Without Woody, they will be returned to storage, which triggers Jessie's claustrophobia. Al accidentally rips Woody's arm off completely while planning a photograph of the Roundupga...

    Tom Hanks as Woody
    Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear / Utility Belt Buzz
    Joan Cusack as Jessie
    Kelsey Grammer as Stinky Pete the Prospector

    Development

    Talk of a sequel to Toy Story began around a month after the film's opening, in December 1995. A few days after the film's release, John Lasseter was traveling with his family and found a young boy clutching a Sheriff Woody doll at an airport. Lasseter described how the boy's excitement to show it to his father touched him deeply. Lasseter realized that his character no longer belonged to him only, but rather it belonged to others, as well. The memory was a defining factor in the production o...

    Story

    Lasseter's intention with a sequel was to respect the original film and create that world again. The story originated with him wondering what a toy would find upsetting, how a toy would feel if it were not played with by a child or, worse, a child growing out of a toy. Brannon suggested the idea of a yard sale where the collector recognizes Woody as a rare artifact. The concept of Woody as a collectible set came from the draft story of A Tin Toy Christmas, an original half-hour special pitche...

    Animation

    As the story approached the production stage in early 1997, it was unclear whether Pixar would produce the film, as the entire team of 300 was busy working on A Bug's Life for a 1998 release. The Interactive Products Group, with a staff of 95, had its own animators, art department, and engineers. Under intense time pressure, they had put out two successful CD-ROM titles the previous year – Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story and The Toy Story Activity Center. Between the two products, the...

    Toy Story 2: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the original score soundtrack album to Toy Story 2. Although out of print in the U.S., the CD is available in the U.S. as an import and all but one song is available digitally. All tracks are written by Randy Newman. Randy Newman wrote two new songs for Toy Story 2as well as the complete original score: 1. "When She Loved Me" – performed by Sarah McLachlan: Used for the flashback montage in which Jessie experiences being loved, forgotten, then abandoned by her owner, Emily. The song was nominated at the Academy Awards in 2000 for Best Original Song, though the award went to Phil Collins for "You'll Be in My Heart" from another Disney animated film, Tarzan. 2. "Woody's Roundup" – performed by Riders in the Sky: Theme song for the "Woody's Roundup" TV show, and also used in the end-credit music. The film carried over one song from Toy Story, "You've Got a Friend in Me," sung at two different points during the film by Tom Hanks...

    Theatrical

    Pixar showed the completed film at CalArts on November 12, 1999, in recognition of the school's ties with Lasseter and more than 40 other alumni who worked on the film. The students were captivated. The film held its official premiere the next day at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles—the same venue as Toy Story—and was released across the United States on November 24, 1999. The film's initial theatrical and video releases include Luxo Jr., Pixar's first short film released in 1986, starri...

    Re-releases

    In 2009, both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 were converted to 3-D for a two-week limited theatrical re-release, which was extended due to its success. Lasseter said, "The Toy Story films and characters will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we're so excited to be bringing this landmark film back for audiences to enjoy in a whole new way, thanks to the latest in 3-D technology. With Toy Story 3shaping up to be another great adventure for Buzz, Woody and the gang from Andy's room,...

    Home media

    Toy Story 2 was released on both VHS and DVD and as a DVD two-pack with Toy Story on October 17, 2000. That same day, an "Ultimate Toy Box" set was released containing the first and second films and a third disc of bonus materials. The standard VHS, DVD, DVD two-pack, and the "Ultimate Toy Box" sets returned to the vault on May 1, 2003.[citation needed] It was re-released as a Special Edition 2-disc DVD on December 26, 2005. Both editions returned to the Disney Vault on January 31, 2009.[cita...

    Box office

    The film was as successful as its predecessor commercially. It became 1999's highest-grossing animated film, earning $245.9 million in the United States and Canada and $497.4 million worldwide—beating both Pixar's previous releases by a significant margin. It became the third highest-grossing animated film of all time (behind The Lion King and Aladdin). Toy Story 2 opened over the Thanksgiving Day weekend at number 1 to a three-day tally of $57.4 million from 3,236 theaters, averaging $17,734...

    Critical response

    Reviewers judged the film as a sequel that equaled or even surpassed the original in terms of quality. The Hollywood Reporterproclaimed: On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100% based on 169 reviews, with an average rating of 8.70/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The rare sequel that arguably improves on its predecessor, Toy Story 2 uses inventive storytelling, gorgeous animation, and a talented cast to deliver another rich moviegoing exp...

    Accolades

    Toy Story 2 received several recognitions, including seven Annie Awards, but none of them were previous nominations. The first went to Pixar for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature. The Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production award was given to John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon. Randy Newman won an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production. Joan Cusack won the Outstan...

    Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue, a video game for the PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast, was released in November 1999. The game featured original cast voices and clips from the film as introductions to levels. Once earned, these clips could be viewed at the player's discretion. Another game was released for the Game Boy Color.

    The sequel, titled Toy Story 3, was released on June 18, 2010. In the film, Andy's toys are accidentally donated to a day-care center as he prepares to leave for college.

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    • November 13, 1999 (El Capitan Theatre), November 24, 1999 (United States)
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