"We never dared dream that it would be as successful as it was," said director Lee Unkrich. "To me that just means people loved the film. The only way you can have a film be so successful these days is if people go see it multiple times. We know a lot of people saw it again and again. That's ultimately the most gratifying for us."
"It's amazing to me that over a billion people have seen this film," said actor John Morris. "It is hard to wrap your head around."
Morris, who has been the voice of "Andy" for all three films, joined the team when he was 7 years old.
"I think I'm most proud of the way in which these characters have entered the hearts and minds of the world," said Morris. "I'm proud to be a part of it. I am proud of it as a trilogy."
And it will stay a trilogy. There are no plans for another installment. But this is not the end of the road for the "Toy Story" gang.
"We are going to do some short films with the 'Toy Story' characters," said Unkrich. "We just finished the first one that will play in front of 'Cars 2' next summer. So we'll see more Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang pretty soon."
"Toy Story 3" is available next Tuesday.