As an 18-year-old Andy is about to leave for college, his toys are left feeling abandoned because he has not played with them for years. Deciding to take only Woody to college with him, Andy leaves his other toys for storage in the attic and his mom unknowingly throws them out. Escaping from the trash bag the toys climb into a donation box and are taken to Sunnyside Day Care, where they are welcomed by the seemingly nice Lots-O-Huggin'-Bear who places them in a room where toddlers play with them abusively. The only toy who knows what is really going on is Woody who then tries to help the toys escape the day care, even thought Lotso is an abandoned toy who is running the day care as a prison, and resets Buzz to act as his guard.