The Toy Story trilogy, is a series of movies about a cowboy doll named Woody and an action figure named Buzz lighter, who both belong to a young boy named Andy. The first movie is primarily about Woody and the jealousy he has towards Andy’s new favorite toy Buzz; however, by the end of the movie they become best friends. The next two Toy Story movies are about the many adventures Buzz, Woody, and the rest of their friends encounter.
Toy Story 3 is the only Toy Story film not to receive a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It still however received a relatively high score of 99%.
The Pizza Planet delivery truck, which has appeared in every Pixar film except The Incredibles, also appeared in all three Toy Story films.
In their most productive week during production, Pixar completed 3.5 minutes of animation.
The movie was originally supposed to be called “You Are A Toy.”
Originally, the main character was going to be Tinny, the title character in Tin Toy (1988). In the movie he would have gotten lost during a family trip and joined up with a sarcastic ventriloquist dummy in a search of a home.
Buzz Lightyear’s original name was Lunar Larry.
Tim Allen and Pixar originally wanted Jim Carrey to voice Buzz Lightyear, but they couldn’t due to the low budget they were given for the film.
Billy Crystal was originally offered the chance to voice Buzz Lightyear, but declined. After seeing the finished film, he said the decision was the biggest mistake of his career.
Mattel originally didn’t want Barbie in the film because they thought the film would be a failure. They also didn’t want Barbie to have a defined personality, preferring to let children imagine Barbie’s personality traits on their own. When the film proved a huge success, Mattel allowed Barbie to appear in Toy Story 2.
Hasbro denied Pixar the use of the name GI Joe when it was informed that a GI Joe doll was going to be blown up by Sid. Pixar used army men instead.