Toy Story has already spawned two sequels and another sequel is on its way.
Toy Story 2 was initially going to be a direct-to-video release but after the return of the cast from the first movie and the story prove to be better than just a direct-to-video release, the movie was given a theatrical release. The sequel focuses on Woody being stolen at a yard sale and the rest of the toys going to rescue him.
Toy Story 3 is about the toys accidentally being donated to a daycare center while their owner, Andy is getting ready to go to college. The film received lots of critical acclaim, has earned a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was also the first animated film to gross over $1 billion worldwide and was the highest grossing animated film until Disney’s Frozen, released in 2013.
Disney has become so heavily invested in the Toy Story franchise that in 2008, a theme park attraction called Toy Story Midway Mania was opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disney. The attraction is a interactive 4D ride.
Disney is also developing a theme land called Toy Story Land. It will be part of an expansion to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.
A fourth movie in the series will simply be called Toy Story 4 and will focus on the romance between Woody and Bo Peep. It is scheduled to be released in June 2018.