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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Buzz gets hit by a falling TV set. It cuts away on impact.
  • Children play with the toys in a very rough manner in one scene. It is shown from the toys' perspective, and they are shown to be in pain afterwards, but it's all played for laughs.
  • Barbie threatens Ken by pinning him against the ground and destroying his collection of clothes as a form of "torture" to get information out of him. This is played for laughs.
  • A toy is broken as a form of torture for information. The act is not shown.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The cymbal monkey jump-scares the viewers and may frighten children
  • The scene where the toddlers in the caterpillar room are attacking the main toys may be frightening, some played for laughs.
  • Easily the darkest and saddest Toy Story film in the franchise. Also one of the darkest and saddest PIXAR films along with UP, Coco, Soul, and The Good Dinosaur
  • Big Baby and the cymbal-banging monkey may be frightening to some children. Chuckles the clown is also kind of creepy, but he is friendly.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In the beginning of the film, the toys are seen fighting on a train but turns out to be Andy's imagination of him playing with the toys.
  • Lotso (who at first seems like a very friendly toy) is very mean and somewhat frightening. He's a nihilistic psychopath that manipulates and controls other toys in the movie, and he runs the day care as a prison. Toys are said to often try to escape the day care, but they are always caught and broken by Lotso's henchmen. To add to that, no amount of reasoning with him works.
  • The flashback scene in which Lotso, Big Baby, and Chuckles are lost by their owner may be very emotional and sad.
  • There is a scene in which the toys are running across a part of the playground, and Big Baby is sitting on a swing. One of the toys makes a noise on accident, and the Baby doll's head turns all the way around in a very frightening fashion. The doll then gets off the swing and walks over to where he heard the noise, playing dramatic music. He gets to the end of the pit where the swing-set is in and looks down, but doesn't find them.
  • In the most intense scene, the toys are almost killed by an incinerator; they all hold hands and very dramatic music plays as they face their imminent deaths. This is very emotional and quite scary (tied with Woody's nightmare from the second film), and many of the voice actors in this film, including stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, have admitted to crying during this scene. The toys are saved at the last second. However, it's extremely frightening and thus, will permanently traumatize any children under 12, and also, this is the scariest scene of the entire franchise.
  • The final scene where Andy donates his toys to Bonnie is a bit of a sad moment.

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