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Toy Story 2 (1999)

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When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.

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John Lasseter, Ash Brannon (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

John Lasseter (original story by), Pete Docter (original story by) | 6 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Woody (voice)
Tim Allen ... Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Joan Cusack ... Jessie (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... Prospector (voice)
Don Rickles ... Mr. Potato Head (voice)
Jim Varney ... Slinky Dog (voice)
Wallace Shawn ... Rex (voice)
John Ratzenberger ... Hamm (voice)
Annie Potts ... Bo Peep (voice)
Wayne Knight ... Al McWhiggin (voice)
John Morris ... Andy (voice)
Laurie Metcalf ... Andy's Mom (voice)
Estelle Harris ... Mrs. Potato Head (voice)
R. Lee Ermey ... Sarge (voice)
Jodi Benson ... Tour Guide Barbie / Barbie on Backpack (voice)
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Storyline

While Andy is away at summer camp Woody has been toynapped by Al McWiggin, a greedy collector and proprietor of "Al's Toy Barn"! In this all-out rescue mission, Buzz and his friends Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm springs into action to rescue Woody from winding up as a museum piece. They must find a way to save him before he gets sold in Japan forever and they'll never see him again! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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This is one of three "Disney" movies to win a Golden Globe for Best Picture. The other two are "Beauty and the Beast (1991)" and "The Lion King (1994)." See more »

Goofs

When the toys steal the pizza truck, the truck has amber rear side markers. However, US-Spec requires vehicles have red rear side markers; amber rear side markers are Euro-Spec. See more »

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Buzz Lightyear: [landing on Zurg's planet in the Buzz Lightyear Video Game] Buzz Lightyear to mission log: All signs point to this planet as location of Zurg's fortress, but there seems to be no signs of intelligent life anywhere...
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Crazy Credits

The names of 29 children born to crew members during the 3 year production are listed. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2019 UHD release removes the clip of Prospector chatting with the Barbies in his box. It was also removed from the versions available digitally. See more »

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Entertains adults just as much as it will children. One of the years best films. ***1/2 out of ****
11 January 2000 | by Movie-12See all my reviews

TOY STORY 2 (1999) ***1/2

With the voices of: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Joan Cusack, Jim Varney, & Wayne Knight Director: John Lasseter Running time: 85 minutes Rated G

By Blake French:

In an era where audiences are given such few family movies, and in a time where such films are seldom given decent scripts, "Toy Story 2" is a jolt of lightening in the fast fading genre of unobjectionable entertainment. Over the past several years we've received filmmaker's poor attempts at granting us enjoyment with an orphaned raised by jungle apes, bouncy green slime, a massive gorilla reeking havoc on a major city, a child fending off robbers by himself near Christmas, a small boy's attempts to rescue a battered dog from his cruel owner, a canine playing football, a colony of ants in trouble, a talking mouse, and even a film version of an old cartoon about a man filtered with countless gizmos. None of those desperate family tales work. I think you can understand through these examples that when a great children's film does finally open, and entertains adults equally as much as it mesmerizes its target audience I give it the honor of being one of the years best movies.

"Toy Story 2" continues the traditional lives of the characters brought to our attention in the original movie released in 1995. What makes "Toy Story" unique is the fact that the characters are mostly toys. The familiar faces include everyone's favorite cowboy Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Hamm the piggy bank, Mr. Potato Head, Rex the cowardly Tyrannosaurs Rex, the Army Sergeant, Little Bo Peep, and the Slinky Dog. The sequel film introduces several new characters in its presence consisting of Prospector Pete, Jessie the Cowgirl, and antagonists, a greedy human named Big Al and robotic video game figure called Zurg. The plot has to do with several of the toys rescue attempts to save Woody from a money hungry thief who intends to sell him to a different country.

Just a few days ago I screened the somewhat similar, although unsuccessful, family comedy "Stuart Little." That movie failed because it attempted to blend our human world with the likes of pure fictional fantasy; a talking mouse that acts like a human. It is hard to except something like that without an explanation--giving the filmmakers no choice but to get into a complicated, logical explanation that would bore the majority of an audience. "Toy Story 2" needs none of that explication. It contains its illusion outside of our world, creating a tale that inspires our imagination. The filmmakers do not try to compare the likes of toys being alive with reality. It creates its own atmosphere which seems unfamiliar and magical. It is a place that lives within our dreams; everyone has hoped for their toys to come alive at one time or another. "Toy Story 2" brings this world to life to the quality of the original "Toy Story." This movie is a landmark in the gender of animated family comedies that should be treasured for all that its worth.

Brought to you by Walt Disney Pictures.


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Release Date:

24 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$300,163, 21 November 1999

Gross USA:

$245,852,179

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$497,375,027
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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