'Toy Story 3' is Highest-Grossing Animated Film Ever

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    "Toy Story 3" is a dark, thoughtful and at times terrifying meditation on God, the role of government, the environment, and Man's obligations to his fellow Man.

    "Toy Story 3" is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

    The third movie in the Pixar series about cowboy Woody, space ranger Buzz Lightyear and the toys' owner, Andy, has crossed more than 0 million at box offices worldwide since opening June 18, according to Disney.

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    That means it edged out DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s "Shrek 2" to attain the top spot.

    The movie also ranks as Disney's fourth highest-grossing film of all time.

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    Its top grossers are "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006) at .07 billion, "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) at .02 billion, and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (2007) at 1 million.

    Pixar introduced the "Toy Story" characters in 1995 and the movies have made more money with each incarnation.

    The first in the series grossed 2 million, and the second 5 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

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    The Walt Disney Co. bought Pixar for .4 billion in stock in January 2006.

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