Toy Story 3 First Toon to Gross $1 Billion

Toy Story 3 continues to set box office records ‘ just two weeks after it became the highest-grossing animated film of all time, it became on Friday the first animated film to gross $1 billion at the global box office.

The film also sets a high-water mark for Disney, which is the first studio to have two $1 billion films in a year, the other being Alice in Wonderland.

Toy Story 3 is only the seventh film in movie history to cross the $1 billion mark worldwide.

‘It’s been an incredible year as we saw the Pixar team bring Buzz and Woody back to the big screen and watched Tim Burton’s vision for Alice in Wonderland take the world by storm,’ said Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. ‘These box office triumphs prove that creative storytelling brought to life by imaginative, inspired and talented professionals is something audiences respond to the world over.’