Just when you thought Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) had made you cry enough for one lifetime, along comes Toy Story 4. The sequel to 1994's iconic (and first) computer generated movie packs enough belly laughs and gut punches to make you cry, laugh, laugh-cry, and also cry-laugh. While you might be getting ready emotionally to watch the latest installment in the saga, what about getting prepared in other ways by catching up on the prior three Toy Story movies?
It's safe to assume that at one point in time you owned Toy Story on VHS, but you probably don't have a VCR laying around, which means it's time to stream the cartoon classic somewhere. But not only that, where can you watch all of the Toy Story movies? Because nothing says "return to childhood" like a movie marathon of films that are historically geared towards 5-12 year olds.
Toy Story is sadly not on Netflix. Neither is Toy Story 2 or 3. It's likely that these movies will never make their way to Netflix, as Disney and Pixar movies are slowly starting to vacate the streaming site in favor of the upcoming Disney+.
Yes, you can watch Toy Story 1 and 2 on Hulu -- but there's a catch. The first two Toy Story movies are unfortunately not available for those with the regular Hulu plans, being no-ads and limited commercials. If you want to watch Toy Story you're going to need to upgrade to the Live TV package, which costs an additional $43.99 a month
You can also watch Toy Story 3 via the Starz channel for Hulu, and that costs an additional $8.99 on top of your regular subscription.
Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 are all on Prime Video, but you've gotta rent them to watch them. Each movie costs $3.99 to rent. And just like with Hulu, Toy Story 3 can be accessed via the additional Starz channel, which costs $8.99 a month in addition to your Prime Video membership.
It appears as if the first Toy Story is currently available to watch On Demand via Spectrum, but that will vary from location to location, and cable provider to cable provider. Check your local listings.
It currently appears as if all three prior Toy Story movies are available on DirectTV. You'll obviously need a DirectTV subscription to access them, whether it be streaming or recording the movies to your TV.
All three Toy Story movies are currently on Vudu, but you've got to rent them. Standard definition will cost you $2.99 to rent, with HD priced at $3.99.