Toy Story (franchise)

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Toy Story is a computer animated film series and Disney media franchise[1] that started in 1995 with the animated film of the same name. The movies are produced from Pixar Animation Studios and the distributor is Walt Disney Pictures. The franchise is based on the anthropomorphic concept that all toys, unknown to humans, are secretly alive, and the films focus on a diverse group of toys, most notably a cowboy doll named Sheriff Woody and a modern spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear, principally voiced by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, respectively. The group unexpectedly embark on adventures that challenge and change them.

The first two films of the franchise were directed by John Lasseter. The third movie was directed by Lee Unkrich. Unkrich co-directed the second film, together with Lasseter and Ash Brannon. The fourth movie was directed by Josh Cooley. The first three films, produced on a total budget of $320 million, have grossed more than $1.9 billion worldwide. Each film set box office records, with the third included in the top 50 of all-time worldwide films. All four films have received generally positive reviews.

The franchise consists of four animated films: Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Toy Story 4 (2019). Toy Story was one of the first films to be made entirely using computer-generated imagery. The films were produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

In Rotten Tomatoes, all 4 movies have received very positive reviews. The first and second films score 100%, while the third and fourth score 98%. The third film in the series is the fourth highest-grossing animated film and the 28th highest-grossing film of all time. It also became the third animated film in history to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, after Beauty and the Beast and Up.

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  1. "Movie Franchises". The Numbers. Retrieved December 6, 2014.