The film has broken many records. Was currently the highest grossing animated film of all time, as well as the highest grossing film at the first week at the box office of all time. The film won many awards at the Oscar and is critically acclaimed.
Now 17, Andy is preparing for college, and his toys have not been played with for years. He has sold most of them to new owners except Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Bullseye, Rex, Slinky, Hamm, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, LGMs, and the Green Army Men. He intends to take Woody with him, and puts the other toys in a trash bag to be stored in the attic. The Army Men decide to Desertion leave on their own instead. When Andy gets sidetracked, Andy's mom mistakenly throws the bag out, causing the toys to think that they are no longer wanted. The toys escape and decide to climb into her car, inside a donation box with Molly's discarded Barbie, bound for Sunnyside Daycare. Woody follows but is unable to convince them Andy meant to keep them before Andy's mom donates them.
Andy's toys are welcomed by Lotso a Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear] and the other toys at Sunnyside. Except Woody, Andy's toys are delighted to learn that Sunnyside never runs out of children to play with, and Barbie is enamored of the handsome Ken (doll). Woody attempts to return home, on the other hand is found by Sunnyside student Bonnie, who brings Woody home and plays with him with her other toys, which are well-treated. At Sunnyside, however, Andy's toys are played roughly by toddlers. Buzz asks Lotso to have the toys move in the older children's room, but Lotso turns on Buzz and resets him to his original persona, erasing his memory. Mrs. Potato Head then discovers through an eye she left behind in Andy's room, and saw Andy looking for them. They realize Woody was telling the truth and try to leave. Andy's toys are imprisoned by Big Baby, a brainwashed Buzz, and Lotso's henchmen who rely on "new recruits" to secure themselves from the rambunctious toddlers.
At Bonnie's house, Woody meets a gloomy toy clown named Chuckles, who explains that he, Lotso, and Big Baby once had a beloved owner named Daisy. But then they got lost during a family trip. They made it home where Lotso found he'd been replaced. Lotso's personality drastically changed; he lied to Big Baby, saying Daisy had replaced them all. Chuckles could no longer see Lotso a friend. When they found Sunnyside, Lotso rigged the system into an internment camp for toys at night, and Chuckles only escaped because Bonnie took him home for repair.
Woody returns to Sunnyside (in Bonnie's bag) and learns from a Chatter Telephone that the only way out is through the dumpster, but they first have to take out the cymbal-banging monkey that watches the security cameras. They accidentally reset Buzz to Spanish Mode, although Buzz promptly allies himself with Andy's toys and falls in love with Jessie. The toys reach the dumpster, but are cornered by Lotso's gang. As the garbage truck approaches, Woody reveals Lotso's trickery to Big Baby, who now sees what Lotso has become and throws him into the dumpster. Lotso's henchmen retreat and Lotso drags Woody into the dumpster as the truck collects the trash. The rest of Andy's toys fall into the truck while trying to rescue him, except Barbie, Ken and Big Baby who fails to make it on time. A falling television lands on Buzz, restoring his memory and personality. The truck brings the toys to a landfill, where they are deposited on a conveyor belt that leads to an incinerator. Woody and Buzz help Lotso reach an emergency stop button, only for Lotso to abandon them and escape. The toys resign themselves to their fate and prepare to die, but are rescued by the LGMs operating the industrial claw. Lotso is found by a garbage truck driver who ties him to his truck's radiator grille and drives away. Woody and the other toys board a familiar garbage truck back to Andy's house.
In Andy's room, Woody climbs into the box of college supplies, while the other toys prepare for the attic. Woody instead leaves a note for Andy, who, thinking the note is from his mom, takes the toys to Bonnie's house. To Andy's surprise, Woody is at the bottom of the box and Bonnie recognizes him. Though hesitant at first, Andy passes Woody on to Bonnie, and they play together a little before he departs. Seeing Andy drive away, Woody whispers "so long partner." Barbie, Ken, and Big Baby have made vast improvements to Sunnyside and maintain contact with the other toys through letters. After parachuting in, the Army Men are welcomed to Sunnyside. Woody and the other toys begin their new lives with Bonnie Anderson.
- Tom Hanks as Woody
- Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear
- Joan Cusack as Jessie
- Ned Beatty as Lots-O Huggin' Bear
- Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head
- Michael Keaton as Ken
- Wallace Shawn as Rex
- John Ratzenberger as Hamm
- Estelle Harris as Mrs. Potato Head
- Jodi Benson as Barbie
- Blake Clark as Slinky Dog
- Teddy Newton as Chatter Telephone
- Bud Luckey as Chuckles The Plush Clown
- Javier Fernandez-Peña as Spanish Buzz
- Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants
- Kristen Schaal as Trixie
- Jeff Garlin as Buttercup
- Bonnie Hunt as Dolly.
- John Cygan as Twitch
- Jeff Pidgeon as Aliens
- Whoopi Goldberg as Stretch
- Jack Angel as Chunk
- R. Lee Ermey as Sarge
- Jan Rabson as Sparks
- Richard Kind as Bookworm
- Amber Kroner as Peatrice
- Brianna Maiwand as Peanelope
- Jack Willis as Frog
- Charlie Bright as Peaty
Additionally, Totoro, a main animal from My Neighbor Totoro appears in a cameo scene with toy story form as a voiced and dialogue by an uncredited actors.
- John Morris as Andy
- Emily Hahn as Bonnie
- Laurie Metcalf as Andy's Mom
- Lori Alan as Bonnie's Mom
- Charlie Bright as 5 years old Andy
- Erik Von Dettet as Sid
- Bea Miller as Sister Molly
- It is paired with Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales.