`Toy Story 3` becomes highest animated grosser of all times

Updated: Aug 14, 2010, 15:17 PM IST

Los Angeles: `Toy Story 3` has become the highest grossing animation film of all times, beating the previous record holder `Shrek 2` into second place.

With more than 920 million dollars worldwide revenue, the third installment of the series also became Disney`s fourth highest-grossing film of all time, Variety reported online.

Two months after it was premiered in the US, `Toy Story 3`, directed by Lee Unkrich, has become the new highest-grossing animated movie of all time, surpassing `Shrek 2` which pulled in USD 919 million globally in 2004.

"The success of Toy Story is due to the tremendously creative and innovative team at Pixar, led by John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, and our incredible marketing and distribution teams around the world," Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement.

The first ‘Toy Story’ film was made in 1995, introducing the beloved characters of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Rex. A sequel was made in 1999. `Toy Story 3`, was rumoured to be the last from the franchise.

Disney`s current top three grossers are `Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man`s Chest` at USD 1.07 billion, `Alice in Wonderland` at USD 1.02 billion, and `Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End` at USD 961 million.