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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Woody the Cowboy, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of their friends from the toy box return in this computer-animated sequel to the 1995 hit Toy Story. This time around, Andy, the young boy who is the proud owner of most of our cast of characters, is off at summer camp, giving the toys a few weeks off to do as they please. Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) is unaware thatSee more details below

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Overview

Woody the Cowboy, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of their friends from the toy box return in this computer-animated sequel to the 1995 hit Toy Story. This time around, Andy, the young boy who is the proud owner of most of our cast of characters, is off at summer camp, giving the toys a few weeks off to do as they please. Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) is unaware that in the years since his model went out of production, he's become a rare and valuable collector's item. An avid toy collector (voice of Wayne Knight) decides that he wants Woody for his collection and swipes him, so Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen), Hamm (voice of John Ratzenberger), Rex (voice of Wallace Shawn), Slinky Dog (voice of Jim Varney), and Mr. Potato Head (voice of Don Rickles) venture forth to rescue their kidnapped friend before Andy returns. Along with most of the original voice cast, composer Randy Newman returns with a new score and new songs.

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:
03/23/2010
UPC:
0786936798821
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
18,819

Special Features

Blue-Ray: New Toy Story 3 sneak peek "The Characters"; New Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: International Space Station; New 3 animated studio stories; New Pixar's Zoetrope; Making Toy Story 2; Toy Box: Outtakes & alternate scenes; Deleted scenes; & design galliers; DVD: New Toy Story 3 sneak peek "The Characters"; New Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: International Space Station; New 3 animated studio stories; New Pixar's Zoetrope

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

Disc #1 -- Toy Story 2
1. Opening Titles
2. Buzz's Mission
3. Woody's Lost Hat
4. It's Buster!
5. The Nightmare
6. Wheezy
7. Yard Sale
8. Kidnapped!
9. Who Stole Woody?
10. The Roundup Gang
11. Operation Rescue Woody
12. "Woody's Roundup"
13. Woody Loses His Arm
14. Buzz's Speech
15. Getting the Arm
16. Crossing the Road
17. The Cleaner
18. Al's Toy Barn
19. Woody's Restoration
20. Buzz Switch
21. The Barbie Aisle
22. Jessie's Story ("When She Loved Me")
23. The Toys Find Al
24. Into the Vents
25. Sheriff Woody
26. To the Rescue!
27. Woody Stays
28. Stinky Pete
29. Zurg Battle
30. To the Airport
31. Woody Vs. Prospector
32. Saving Jessie
33. Takeoff!
34. Welcome Home
35. End Credits

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