Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2

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Director: Ash Brannon, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich

Cast: Ash Brannon, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Tom Hanks

     
 

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John Lasseter's Toy Story 2 comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed captioned. Supplemental materialsSee more details below

Overview

John Lasseter's Toy Story 2 comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed captioned. Supplemental materials include the Pixar short Luxo Jr. and outtakes. While this THX-certified disc is certainly technically impressive and contains some decent extras, those with a passion for this film and its predecessor are encouraged to seek out the three-disc set that contains both film and a wealth of extras.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The eagerly awaited computer-animated sequel to the landmark 1995 Oscar-winning instant classic is the best family film since, well, Toy Story. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprise their signature roles as Andy's favorite toys: cowboy doll Woody and straight-arrow space ranger Buzz Lightyear. When Woody is toy-napped by Al McWhiggin (Wayne Knight), greedy collector and owner of Al's Toy Barn, it is up to Buzz to lead the rest of Andy's toys -- ever-anxious dinosaur Rex (Wallace Shawn), Slinky Dog (Jim Varney), Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), and Hamm (John Ratzenberger) -- on a daring rescue mission. At Al's, Woody learns that he was once the star of a 1950s TV puppet show, Woody's Roundup when he meets fellow collectibles Stinky Pete the Prospector (Kelsey Grammer), Bullseye the horse, and Jessie the cowgirl (a rollicking performance by the magnificent Joan Cusack). Will he choose to spend his life behind glass at a Tokyo toy museum or return with Buzz to Andy's room? Randy Newman composed the film's Oscar-nominated score, which includes the hear-it-and-weep ballad "When Somebody Loved Me." Like The Godfather Part II, Toy Story 2 is that rare sequel that surpasses the original.
All Movie Guide
Toy Story 2 narrowly escaped straight-to-video status, a common fate even for sequels to Disney's more successful films (The Return of Jafar, the sequel to Aladdin, is a prime example). But with the same director, vocal talents, and high-budget digital animation gathered for the second go-around of Woody, Buzz, and their plastic pals, Disney and Pixar positioned Toy Story 2 for another Thanksgiving theatrical release, saving one of film's most satisfying family franchises from the scrap heap. The sequel earned a 245-million-dollar domestic gross, well outpacing the original, and some say did the impossible: it actually improved on the near-perfect Toy Story. The film opens with a James Bond-like vignette of Buzz Lightyear dodging aliens and lasers on a wondrous foreign planet, eventually facing the Evil Emperor Zurg, his nemesis. It turns out to be a video game played by the toys in Andy's bedroom, in a sly commentary on Andy's changing interests; little do the neurotic toys know it, but video games will ultimately make them obsolete. As visually arresting as the opening is, the rest of the film maintains the pace, taking the characters through an adventure that rivals the original: saving Woody from a nerdy toy collector, outrageously embodied by Wayne Knight, who channels his pesky Seinfeld alter ego Newman. The mission brings them up and down an elevator shaft, through the place of their origin (a toy store), and face to face, in a wonderful setup, with a toy version of Zurg, delusional and hell-bent on wrecking havoc. The success of Toy Story 2 suggests that these characters could have endless adventures beyond the toy chest; however, they will have to be without Slinky Dog, voiced by Jim Varney, who died the following year.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2001
UPC:
0786936151060
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, THX-Supervised Mastering]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Pristine digital presentation created directly from the original source; Choice of viewing presentation: widescreen [1.77:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions or full screen [1.33:1]; Academy Award-nominated short: "Luxo Jr."; Outtakes; Dolby Digital, 5.1 Surround, 5.1 Surround EX; THX-certified, including THX optimode

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Woody
Tim Allen Buzz Lightyear
Joan Cusack Jessie,Jessie the Cowgirl
Kelsey Grammer Stinky Pete the Prospector
Don Rickles Mr. Potato Head
Jim Varney Slinky Dog
Wallace Shawn Rex
John Ratzenberger Hamm
Annie Potts Bo Peep
Wayne Knight Al McWhiggin
John Morris Andy Davis
Laurie Metcalf Mrs. Davis
Estelle Harris Mrs. Potato Head
R. Lee Ermey Sergeant
Jodi Benson Barbie
Jonathan Harris The Cleaner
Joe Ranft Wheezy
Andrew Stanton Emperor Zurg
Jeff Pidgeon Aliens

Technical Credits
Ash Brannon Director,Original Story
John Lasseter Director,Original Story
Lee Unkrich Director,Editor
Edie Bleiman Editor
Sharon Calahan Cinematographer
William Cone Production Designer
Pete Docter Original Story
Doug Chamberlin Screenwriter
Mary Hidalgo Casting
Rita Hsiao Screenwriter
Karen Robert Jackson Producer
Ruth Lambert Casting
Sarah McArthur Executive Producer
Randy Newman Score Composer
Jim Pearson Production Designer
Helene Plotkin Producer
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
David Ian Salter Editor
Michael Silvers Sound Editor
Andrew Stanton Original Story,Screenwriter
Chris Webb Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Titles [:02]
2. Buzz's Mission [1:17]
3. Woody's Last Hat [3:06]
4. It's Buster! [:04]
5. The Nightmare [2:47]
6. Wheezy [3:05]
7. Yard Sale [1:13]
8. Kidnapped! [:52]
9. Who Stole Woody? [2:42]
10. The Roundup Gang [2:53]
11. Operation Rescue Woody [:13]
12. "Woody's Roundup" [1:40]
13. Woody Loses His Arm [3:56]
14. Buzz's Speech [1:40]
15. Gettin the Arm [:16]
16. Crossing the Road [4:20]
17. The Cleaner [1:16]
18. Al's Toy Barn [:54]
19. Woody's Restoration [:08]
20. Buzz Switch [3:53]
21. The Barbie Aisle [2:24]
22. Jessie's Story ("When She Loved Me") [:44]
23. The Toys Find Al [:07]
24. Into The Vents [1:05]
25. Sheriff Woody [1:19]
26. To The Rescue! [2:15]
27. Woody Stays [2:17]
28. Stinky Pete [:16]
29. Zurg Battle [6:08]
30. To the Airport [2:55]
31. Woody vs. Prospector [4:49]
32. Saving Jessie [1:04]
33. Takeoff! [2:09]
34. Welcome Home [:22]
35. End Credits [3:14]

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