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How to Watch Toy Story Movies in Order [Chronologically and By Release Date]

All Toy Story Movies in Order: Want to enjoy deftly blending comedy, adventure, and honest emotion.. of TOY!. As Entertaining as it is innovative, the Toy Story franchise reinvigorated animation while heralding the arrival of Pixar as a family-friendly force to be reckoned with. So if your ware wondering to watch Toy Story Movies in order, then here’s a guide to watching Toy Story Series in Order of events that happen.

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. Based on the anthropomorphic concept that all toys, unknown to humans, are secretly alive and the films focus on a diverse group of toys that feature a classic cowboy doll named Sheriff Woody and a modern spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear, principally voiced by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

The Inventive storytelling, gorgeous animation, and a talented cast of Toy Story Movies who delivers this rich moviegoing experience for all ages. To understand the full movie series stream All Toy Story Movies in chronological order of the event as mentioned. Enjoy Heartwarming, Funny, and Beautifully animated Movies Series!


How to Watch Toy Story Movies in Chronological Order

[Buzz Lightyear Toy]

1. Toy Story (1995)

The first installment in the Toy Story franchise, Toy Story (1995) takes place in a world where toys come to life when humans are not present, the plot focuses on a little boy named Andy, who loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named “Woody”. But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy’s family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy’s birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy’s mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy’s new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips. 

Both audiences and critics enjoyed the film, which earned over $373 million worldwide. Due to its commercial success, the film was re-released in Disney Digital 3-D as part of a double feature alongside Toy Story 2. The initial two-week run was extended.


2. Toy Story Treats (1996) [ TV series]

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Toy Story Treats are a series of short ads made by Pixar Animation Studios. They were shown during commercial breaks on ABC’s Saturday morning lineup in 1996, right around the time that the first Toy Story came out on VHS and Laserdisc.

Most of the shorts are about Woody, Buzz, Rex, Hamm, and the Aliens. Some of the other toys in Andy’s room also get some attention. Some of the other main characters from the movie, like Bo Peep, Slinky, and Mr. Potato Head, did not show up in any of the shorts. This was also one of the first times that Jim Hanks had to replace Tom Hanks as the voice of Woody outside of video games and merchandise. Woody is the main character of the shorts, and he comes back in this episode.


3. Toy Story 2 (1999)

The second installment in the Toy Story franchise and the sequel to Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 picks up as Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin, owner of Al’s Toy Barn, kidnaps Woody. At Al’s apartment, Woody discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s TV show called “Woody’s Roundup,” and he meets the other prized toys from that show – Jessie the cowgirl, Bullseye the horse, and Stinky Pete the Prospector. Back at the scene of the crime, Buzz Lightyear and the gang from Andy’s room — Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm — spring into action to rescue their pal from winding up as a museum piece. The toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody home before Andy returns.

The film, turned out to be an even greater success than the original Toy Story, grossing over $497 million worldwide.


4. Lamp Life (2020) [Short films]

The short film Lamp Life explains what happened to Bo Peep between Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 4. She was used as a night light by one child, then by two, before being donated to an antique shop.


5. Toy Story 3 (2010)

The third installment in the Toy Story franchise and the sequel to Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 that lands the toys in a room full of untamed tots who can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on these “new” toys. As Andy Davis prepares to depart for college, Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the rest of Andy’s faithful toys wonder what will become of them. But, when a mix-up lands them at Sunnyside Daycare, they meet a host of new toys and soon discover a wild new adventure is just beginning! Take an amazing journey with some of the most beloved characters in movie history and discover what being a friend is truly all about.

Toy Story 3 was Pixar’s highest-grossing film of all time both domestically, surpassing Finding Nemo, until it was surpassed by Finding Dory in 2016 and worldwide, also surpassing Finding Nemo, until it was surpassed by Incredibles 2 in 2018. Toy Story 3 grossed more than the first and second films combined, making it the first animated film to have crossed the $1 billion mark.


6. Toy Story Toons (2011-12) [TV series]

The shorts pick up where Toy Story 3 has left off, with Woody, Buzz, and Andy’s other toys finding a new home at Bonnie’s. So far, three shorts have been released; Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry, and Partysaurus Rex.


7. Toy Story of Terror! (2013) [TV specials]

Set after the events of Toy Story 3, and premiered on the American television network ABC, Toy Story of Terror! (2013) is a Halloween-themed special, follows the toys on a road trip, when a flat tire leads Bonnie and her mother to spend the night in a roadside motel. After Mr. Potato Head goes missing, the others begin to search for him, but they find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that leads them to a big conspiracy.


8. Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) [TV specials]

A Christmas-themed special, Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) is an action-packed addition to the beloved Toy Story saga and sees the characters come face-to-face with a colony of battle-ready dinosaurs who have been tricked into believing they’re actual warriors by a scheming, self-serving villain.


9. Toy Story 4 (2019)

The fourth installment in the Toy Story franchise and the sequel to Toy Story 3 (2010), Toy Story 4 follows Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the toys, get used to living with Bonnie, who creates a new toy named Forky, from recycled materials from school. As they go on a road trip with Bonnie, Woody is also reunited with Bo Peep and must decide where his loyalties lie. The film is a soaring masterpiece stuffed with spectacular animation, humor, and heart.

Like its predecessors, the film received critical acclaim, with praise for its story, humor, emotional weight, musical score, animation, and vocal performances. it grossed $1.073 billion worldwide, becoming the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2019.


10. Forky Asks a Question (2019–20) [TV series]

Based on the Toy Story franchise, set after Toy Story 4, Forky Asks a Question (2019–20) is the third Pixar short series, following the Cars Toons and Toy Story Toons. The series focuses on the character of Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) as he asks his friends different questions about life.


Spin off Toy Story Film Series Movies in Order

[Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger]

1. Lightyear (2022)

Lightyear (2022) is a spin-off of the Toy Story film series, but does not take place in the same fictional universe as them; rather, it is presented as a film that some of the characters in the main Toy Story films have seen.

Serving as an origin story for the title human character Buzz Lightyear, who inspired the action figure of the same name. A sci-fi action-adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, “Lightyear” follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.

The film was a box-office bomb, grossing $226 million worldwide against a $200 million production budget before marketing and distribution costs. It received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its animation, score, visuals, technical aspects, and entertainment value, but criticism for its screenplay.


2. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command The Adventure Begins

Buzz Lightyear, the ultimate hero from the smash hit TOY STORY movies, is back as you’ve never seen him before! Now, for the first time ever, be there as the world’s bravest Space Ranger takes on the evil Emperor Zurg in an intergalactic struggle of epic proportions — right in their own backyard: the Gamma Quadrant far, far away.

This all-new feature-length animated saga includes a special introduction starring Woody, Jessie, and Rex. Join them as they cheer for Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen): hero, legend, movie star … and an action figure’s action figure. Zurg and his henchmen have just invaded the Planet of the Little Green Men in their diabolical quest to take control of the universe. Buzz and his fearless team of Space Ranger Cadets (the mystical Mira Nova, the brave but bumbling Booster, and the experimental robot XR) are the only ones who can save the day … and the galaxy! Will Buzz save the Little Green Men in time? Will he defeat the evil Emperor Zurg? Set your course for out-of-this-world excitement as everyone’s favorite Space Ranger, BUZZ LIGHTYEAR OF STAR COMMAND, takes adventure and heroism … to infinity and beyond!

You can also enjoy this movies after watching Toy Story 2 (1999).


3. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000–01) [TV series]

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Continuing the adventure of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is set in the far future. Capital Planet is the forefront of the Galactic Alliance, a peaceful union of various planets, home to various alien species that coexist in harmony. Star Command is a peacekeeping organization consisting of Space Rangers, who investigate threats to galactic peace. The primary enemy of Star Command, as well as Buzz’s archenemy is the Evil Emperor Zurg, an intergalactic crime boss and warlord that rules Planet Z, with an empire of heavily armed robots and slave races forced to work in opposition to the Galactic Alliance.

The series features Buzz Lightyear, a famous and experienced Space Ranger who takes a crew of rookies under his wing as he investigates criminal activity across the galaxy and attempts to bring down Zurg’s evil plots to rule the universe.


Toy Story Movies

How many Toy Story movies are there?

The Toy Story Film series consists mainly of FIVE (5) CGI animated films: Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Toy Story 4 (2019), with a spin-off prequel film, Lightyear (2022). A fifth film was recently announced.

It also includes the 2D-animated direct-to-video spin-off film within a film Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000) and the animated television series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000–01).


All Toy Story Movies in Order of Release Date

Here is the list of Toy Story films in order, they were released.

Main series:

1. Toy Story — November 22, 1995

2. Toy Story 2 — November 24, 1999

3. Toy Story 3 — June 18, 2010

4. Toy Story 4 — June 21, 2019

5. Toy Story  5 — TBA


Spin-off films:

1. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins — August 8, 2000

2. Lightyear — June 17, 2022


Short films:

1. Lamp Life — January 31, 2020

2. To Fitness And Beyond — January 22, 2021


Animated series:

1. Toy Story Treats — 1996

2. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command — October 2, 2000 – January 13, 2001

3. Toy Story Toons — June 24, 2011 – September 14, 2012

4. Forky Asks a Question — November 12, 2019 – January 10, 2020

5. Fluffy Stuff With Ducky And Bunny — January 22, 2021


Television specials:

1. Toy Story of Terror! — October 16, 2013

2. Toy Story That Time Forgot — December 2, 2014


Where to Watch Toy Story Movies?

You are able to stream the Toy Story series in order by renting or purchasing on Amazon Prime because it is pretty much solely available to watch on Amazon Prime, you may be able to Rent and buy on Vudu and Apple TV.



In conclusion, the Toy Story movies have captivated audiences of all ages with their heartwarming stories and imaginative world-building. Beginning with the original Toy Story, we were introduced to a group of beloved characters led by Woody and Buzz Lightyear, who embarked on unforgettable adventures while teaching us the importance of friendship and loyalty. As the franchise continued with Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, we witnessed the growth and evolution of these characters, facing new challenges and navigating the bittersweet journey of growing up. Ultimately, with Toy Story 4, we learned that even in the face of change, love and belonging can always be found. Through the remarkable animation, poignant storytelling, and memorable characters, the Toy Story movies have left an indelible mark on the world of cinema and will continue to be cherished for generations to come.

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