Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film, the third installment in the Toy Story series, and the sequel to Toy Story 2. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, the film was released in theaters June 18,2010, and played worldwide from June through October in the Disney Digital 3-D, RealD, and IMAX 3D formats. Toy Story 3 was the first film to be released theatrically with Dolby Surround 7.1 sound, the plot focuses on the toys Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their friends dealing with an uncertain future as their owner, Andy, prepares to leave for college. Like its predecessors, Toy Story 3 received critical acclaim upon release and it became the second Pixar film and third animated film overall to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. The film received four more Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Animated Feature, a sequel, Toy Story 4, directed by Lasseter is scheduled to be released on June 21,2019. 17-year-old Andy is about to leave for college, and his toys have not been played with for years and he intends to take only Woody with him, and puts Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the other toys in a trash bag to be stored in the attic. Andys mother mistakenly takes the bag to the curb for garbage pickup, the toys escape and, believing Andy intended to throw them away, decide to climb into a donation box with Barbie bound for Sunnyside Daycare. Woody follows them, but is unable to convince them of the mistake, Andys toys are welcomed by the other toys at Sunnyside, and are given a tour of the seemingly idyllic play-setting by Lots-O-Huggin Bear, Big Baby, and Ken. The toys choose to stay, except Woody, who attempts to return to Andy and she takes Woody home and plays with him along with her other toys, which are well-treated. Meanwhile, at Sunnyside, a group of toddlers plays roughly with Andys toys, Buzz seeks out Lotso to request to have them moved to the older childrens room, but Lotso refuses. At the same time, Mrs. Potato Head, through an eye she inadvertently left in Andys room, however, before they can leave, Andys toys are imprisoned by Lotsos gang, guarded by Buzz, whom Lotso switched to Demo Mode. At Bonnies house, a toy clown named Chuckles explains to Woody that he, Lotso, when the toys were accidentally left behind by Daisys family during a trip, they made their way back to her house, only to find that Lotso had been replaced. Woody returns to Sunnyside and learns from a Chatter Telephone toy that there is one way out of the daycare. Woody and Andys other toys execute their plan but accidentally reset Buzz to Spanish mode instead of his old persona, Buzz promptly allies himself with Woody and falls in love with Jessie. The toys reach a dumpster, but are cornered by Lotso, as a garbage truck approaches, Woody reveals what he learned about Lotso and tosses Daisys ownership tag, which Chuckles had kept, to Big Baby. Lotso destroys the tag and says that toys are meant to be discarded, as the toys try to leave, Lotso pulls Woody into the dumpster just as the truck collects the trash. The rest of Andys toys fall into the back of the truck while trying to rescue him, the truck deposits the toys at a landfill, where they find themselves on a conveyor belt leading to an incinerator. Woody and Buzz help Lotso reach an emergency button, only for Lotso to abandon them
Theatrical release poster
Promotional art for Circle 7's Toy Story 3, displaying the storyline of the recalled Buzz Lightyears.
Lee Unkrich, pictured at the Toy Story 3 panel at WonderCon 2010 in April 2010, was the full-time director for the film.
Joan Cusack, who voiced Jessie in the film, signing Toy Story 3 merchandise.