Toy Story: 20 Years Later

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 20 years since the release of Toy Story. In those two decades, two sequels have been released (with another coming in 2018), two television specials have aired and three of Disney’s theme parks around the world have a Toy Story-themed attraction. In the first five days of Toy Story’s release (on Thanksgiving weekend, November 22nd 1995), it earned over $39 million. It placed first at that weekend’s box office and it stayed at number one for the next two weekends.  Toy Story was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1995, beating out Batman Forever and Apollo 13. The film gained a total of more than $362 million worldwide. It also was the third highest-grossing animated film after The Lion King (1994) and Aladdin (1992).
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