In just over a week, the latest Pixar movie hits theaters with booming anticipation. 

"Toy Story 4" releases on June 21, and if it's anything like the previous Toy Story iterations, we can expect nothing but a heart-warming yet tear-jerking good time.

With such anticipation, it's good to revisit the 20 films since the original Toy Story came out more than 20 years ago, and their popularity in each state.

According to a new study released by, in Utah, "Inside Out," the 2015 film that basically explored if feelings had feelings, is the most popular of the Pixar films. "Inside Out" was also the most popular movie in Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio and Oregon.

The most popular Pixar movie overall, according to the data, was "Up", the adventurous and colorful 2009 film. It's interesting that according to the data, "Up" was the most popular Pixar movie in just two states last year, but it ballooned up to 17 states this year.

Some movies that didn't receive any state are "Coco," "Incredibles 2" and "Cars."

For more information, see the map below or go to for the full study.

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Pixar 2019 map legend

Pixar 2019 map legend

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