Toy Story Movies In Order [What order should I watch Toy Story in]

What if all toys in your house become alive? Well, the toy story series takes you to a fictional world where toys can talk and walk. This series brings out an epic adventure tale of a cowboy doll and his friends. Here is the list of all Toy Story Movies in order of release

  • Toy Story (1995)
  • Toy Story 2 (1999)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • Toy Story 4 (2019)
list of all Toy Story Movies in order of release

About Toy Story Series

Toy Story, like Cars and The Incredibles, is one of the most popular animation franchises created by Pixar Animation Studios The series started in 1995 and with a run of 25 years, the franchise has made a special place in the hearts of kids as well as adults.

Toy Story Movies In Order: What order should I watch Toy Story in?

Andy has a huge collection of Toys that can walk and talk, all the Toys are led by Woody a sheriff toy who is Andy’s favorite toy. the saga of Woody and Other Andy’s toys like Bo Peep. Mr. Potato Head. Slinky Dog. Rex starts when Andy brings Buzz Lightyears home after his birthday party.

How many toy stories are there?

There are currently four Toy Story movies that narrate the story of Woody(voiced by Tom Hanks) a sheriff toy and other Andy’s toys. Besides, there are other television series and specials created by the franchise.

Are Toy Story Movies Connected?

All the Toy Story movies are not directly connected but sets in as sequential events that takes place in the life of Andy’s toy. Besides, all films follows similar characters and theme.

Do You Have To Watch Toy Story In Order?

Toy Story movies can be watched and enjoyed standalone but if you watch them in order you will be able to understand the story better, hence watching Toy Story movies in order is not necessary but recommended.

What Order Should I Watch Toy Story In?

Toy Story films sets as a series of events in the life of Woody and other Andy’s Toys after Andy brings Buzz Lightyear, a spaceman toy home. The Toy Story series doesn’t have any prequels hence, the best order to watch Toy Story movie is to watch them in release order. Here is the list of all Toy Story movies in order of release

Toy Story (1995)

  • Director: John Lasseter 
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
  • Runtime: 1h 20m

Toy Story 2 (1999)

  • Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich 
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer
  • Runtime: 1h 32m
  • Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

Toy Story 3 (2010)

  • Director: Lee Unkrich 
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty
  • Writer: Michael Arndt
  • Runtime: 1h 42m

Toy Story 4 (2019)

  • Director: Josh Cooley 
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale
  • Writer: Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom
  • Runtime: 1h 40m

Toy Story (1995)

A still from Toy Story (1995) film. It is the first movie on the list of all Toy Story movies in order of release
Edited still from Toy Story film | Image© Pixar Animation Studios

Andy’s toys are in a fear that they will be replaced by the new toy’s that Andy will get in his birthday party. The leader of toys, Sheriff Woody sends out party to spy on the party. None of them gets replaced but Andy brings Buzz Lightyear who starts to impress all the toys.

while Andy is preparing for a family outing, Woody in jealousy knocks Buzz out of the window. Andy takes Woody with him for an outing but Buzz hitches on the car and starts to fight with Woody resulting in both falling out of the car. Woody and Buzz stops to fight and teams up to make a plan on how to reach the restaurant and find Andy.

A still from Toy Story 2 (1999) film. It is the first movie on the list of all Toy Story movies in order of release
Edited still from Toy Story film | Image© Pixar Animation Studios

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Andy’s mother puts Wheezy(penguin toy) on a yard sale, Woody manages to rescue him but both of them get stolen by Al McGuigan, a greedy toy collector. When all the toys learn about this, they set out to rescue Woody.

At Al’s apartment, Woody learns that he is a famous toy from a show called Woody’s roundup along with Woody also meets Jesse, Bullseye, and Pete the Prospector. Woody further learns that Al is planning to sell all of them as a set to a Japan Museum.

Jesse, Bullseye, and Pete are excited about this but Woody wants to go back to Andy and live with his other Toy friends.

A still from Toy Story 3 (2010) film. It is the first movie on the list of all Toy Story movies in order of release
Edited still from Toy Story film | Image© Pixar Animation Studios

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Andy has grown up and while preparing for his college, he decides to take Andy and decides to keep all the remaining toys in attic. When Andy’s mother mistakenly throws all the toys out, they escape and climbs on Andy’s mother’s car and get transported to a Daycare.

At Daycare, Lotso a teddy bear welcomes all the toys. learning that they all will be well treated here, all the toys decide to be in the Daycare but Woody makes an escape and ends up at bonnie’s home. At Bonnie’s home, Woody meets Chuckle who tells him about Lotso’s history and his toy prison.

A still from Toy Story 4 (2019) film. It is the first movie on the list of all Toy Story movies in order of release
Edited still from Toy Story film | Image© Pixar Animation Studios

Toy Story 4 (2019)

Andy donates all his toys to Bonnie before going to college where all the toys are happy except Woody who is finding its difficult to regain his popularity among toys like before. Bonnie using a fork creates a new Toy and names him Forkie who starts to feel that he is not a toy.

When Bonnie and her family go for a road trip, Forkie jumps out of the RV’s window and Woody pursues him, after spending little time together, Forkie and Woody becomes good friend and both of them decides to go back to Bonnie.

In the process to find Bonnie, Woody meets Bo pee, meanwhile Buzz light years goes out to search for Woody and gets lost.

Toy Story Universe: List of All Toy Story Films, Short Films, and Television Series

  • Toy Story (1995) -Movie
  • Toy Story Treats (1996) – Television series
  • Toy Story 2 (1999) -Movie
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command  (2000) – Television series
  • Toy Story 3 (2010) -Movie
  • Toy Story Toons (2011) Television series
  • Toy Story of Terror (2013) – Television specials
  • Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) – Television specials
  • Toy Story 4 (2019) -Movie
  • Forky Asks a Question (2019) – Television series
  • Lamp Life (short film)
  • Lightyear (2022)

Is Toy Story 4 the last one?

Franchise originally marketed Toy Story 4 will be the last film that will end the Toy Story saga with an emotional goodbye. on December 10, 2020 spin-off prequel with the title lightyear was announced. the film is set to release on released on June 17, 2022.

Are they making a Toy Story 5?

Production of Toy Story 5 has not been officially announced but after a huge success of the fourth installment, in an interview actor Annie Potts hinted that the fifth installment is might possible. currently their is no official update from Pixar and Walt Disney.

Which Toy Story movie is best?

Toy Story series is one of the best creations from Pixar Animations, There are four movies in this series, and every movie is entertaining and worth watching. But which toy story movie is best? Here in this section, I have listed all Toy Story movies from Worst to Best based on IMDb’s audience rating.

Toy Story MoviesRatings on IMDb
Toy Story 4 (2019)7.8 Rating
Toy Story 2 (1999)7.9 Rating
Toy Story 3 (2010)8.3 Rating
Toy Story (1995)8.3 Rating

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Conclusion

Toy Story series is one of the best Animation series with a huge fan base around the world. The series is made by Pixar Animation and has four CGI-designed Movies. The series takes you to a fictional world where toys are alive but act as if they are not when somebody plays with them.

The series tells you the story of woody, A Cowboy Toy, and his adventures life. Here in this article, I have provided the order to watch the toy series, which you can follow. If you have any questions related to the series, you can ask in the comments.

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