If we talk about successful movie franchises, maybe Toy Story is a clear reference. Pixar’s production has been passed from generation to generation, leaving interesting sums for its owners at the box office, points of sale and licenses.
In this sense, the biggest reference could be what happened with the fourth installment of the saga, which after more than two decades of the premiere of the first tape of this animated film became a phenomenon at the box office.
This “universe” of toys that come to life has achieved important numbers throughout its existence, only its Toy Story 3 delivery achieved more than 1,482 million dollars at the worldwide box office.
In the same vein, Toy Story 4 on the weekend of its debut raised about 118 million dollars in theaters in the United States, while globally it exceeds the 238 million, according to data from Comscore; only in Mexico it raised more than 455.6 million pesos (about $ 23.74 million), according to Canacine.
Although the appeal of the film was much related to the nostalgia caused by the leading characters of this saga, the truth is that in this latest installment, Forky (a toy created based on a spoon and some pipe cleaners) is caught the attention of audiences.
From Disney’s point of view, this represents an important new business opportunity to grow its income away from the box office to exceed the $ 59.43 billion which it recorded as total revenue during 2018.
In fact, between April and June of last year, Disney sold about 80 thousand Forky toys in the United States for an approximate price of $ 20 each, according to data provided by USA Today.
With these prelude numbers, today Toy Story celebrates 25 years of its debut on the big screen and the commotion for this celebration has not been long in coming on social networks.
At the time of closing this note, the term “Toy Story” is among the first topics of conversation on social networks with a total of 4,093 tweets.
In this way, from the big studios to the users who grew up with the stories and adventures of these toys that come to life have taken time to remember the two and a half decades that this tape has been active on the market.
25 YEARS! 🔥❤️
25 years have passed since the premiere of #ToyStory, a film that undoubtedly marked a before and after in computer-animated films and in general animation.
Being #ToyStory the first CGI feature film in history. pic.twitter.com/oCy3mgHpPe
– Mewni Live (@MewniLive) November 22, 2020
#DatoDisney On a day like today, in 1995 toys come to life in an endless adventure with the premiere of #ToyStory. 🤠🚀 # ToyStory25. pic.twitter.com/AVNuwNFizE
– Disney News Latino (@DisneyNewsLA) November 22, 2020
25 years since the premiere of #ToyStory, straight into nostalgia. Animated cinema changed forever with this beauty. # ToyStory25 pic.twitter.com/sT30YYxbhq
– Cristian Phoyu (@CristianPhoyu) November 22, 2020
Toy Story was released on a day like today in 1995.
Happy 25th anniversary Toy Story! # ToyStory25 #ToyStory pic.twitter.com/bgEVPfrbFS
– Mundo Streaming (@info_DisneyPlus) November 22, 2020
Today marks 25 years of the best #Pixar movie and one of my favorite movies. #ToyStory #Disney pic.twitter.com/oYSK4JRIPg
– Álvaro Bustamante® (@alvarowtf) November 22, 2020
The toy box is overflowing with fun! Happy 25th anniversary to Toy Story, first released on this day in 1995. # ToyStory25 pic.twitter.com/fnVC74vW9a
– Pixar (@Pixar) November 22, 2020