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- Pixar came with the idea of using a teddy bear as a villain for the first time in 1990, when they were planning A Tin Toy Christmas, the never released sequel to Tin Toy. In the planned short, the titular Tin Toy would get lost in a mall ruled by a gang of old toys bitter for not having been bought and played with for years, and the teddy bear would be their leader. Some of the ideas were also used in Toy Story 2.
- Sid Phillips, the next-door-neighbor who was the first movie's major antagonist (he destroyed toys by blowing them up, and he liked to dismember toys and reconstruct them by mixing up their parts) makes a brief appearance in the third movie as a garbageman. He is identifiable by the same black and white skull t-shirt he wore during the first movie, and he is voiced by the same actor, Erik von Detten.
- Ken's line, "Take him to the libary", after capturing Buzz was an intentional mispronunciation as an improvisation by Michael Keaton. The director liked it so much he kept it in the film.
- The first animated film to make one billion dollars at the worldwide box office. The film achieved this on August 27th, 2010.
- An early version of Lotso can be seen in the first Toy Story during the staff meeting. Woody asks if the toys "up on the shelf can hear" him, and we see a shot of a big, pinkish bear. John Lasseter wanted to use Lotso in the original Toy Story, but PIXAR had troubles getting the fur right.
- WILHELM SCREAM: During the opening segment of old home footage, when Andy is watching TV with the toys.
- Chuckles the clown appears in the first film on the "last present" as wrapping paper, except he's smiling.
- The only [Toy Story] film not to receive a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- During the early development stages, when the people behind the film sat down to look at their work from the original Toy Story, they found they could not edit any of the old 3D models. As a result, everything had to be recreated from scratch.
- Blake Clark became the new voice of Slinky Dog, replacing Jim Varney, who died in 2000. Clark was good friends with Varney prior to his death.
- Ken wears 21 different outfits.
- At one point in the film, Mr. Potato Head scurries across a toy piano. The notes the piano plays are the "Petrushka chord," a recurring motif from a ballet composed by [?] Igor Stravinsky about a puppet who comes to life.