Toy Story 2 (1999) Poster

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  • While Andy Davis (voice: John Morris) is away at Cowboy Camp, Woody (voice: Tom Hanks) is stolen by Al McWhiggen (voice: Wayne Knight), the owner of Al's Toy Barn, and reunited with the rest of the Round-Up toys, including Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice: Joan Cusack), Stinky Pete the Prospector (voice: Kelsey Grammer), and Bullseye the horse. It is McWhiggen's intention to sell the Round-up characters as a collector's set to the Kinishi Toy Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Jessie, Stinky Pete, and Bullseye couldn't be happier because now they will be let out of the storage box, but Woody doesn't want to leave Andy, even though Jessie and Stinky Pete try to warn him that Andy is growing up and will eventually discard him. While Woody tries to make up his mind whether to go back to Andy or to spend immortality in a museum surrounded by thousands of adoring kids, Buzz Lightyear (voice: Tim Allen) leads Mr. Potato Head (voice: Don Rickles), Slinky Dog (Jim Varney), Rex the Dinosaur (voice: Wallace Shawn), and Hamm the Piggy Bank (voice: John Ratzenberger) on an all-out rescue mission to save Woody. Edit

  • The Toy Story series grew from an early script co-written by Pixar film-makers John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter in an attempt to create a movie based totally on computer-generated animation. When the first movie, Toy Story (1995) (1995), proved to be highly successful, it was followed by Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 (2010) (2010). Toy Story 4 (2019) is planned for release in 2019. Edit

  • Approximately six months. Toy Story ended with Andy and Molly opening presents on Christmas. Toy Story 2 opens with Andy going away to Cowboy Summer Camp and Molly beginning to walk. Andy just turned six at the beginning of Toy Story, so he's now (or going on) seven years old in Toy Story 2 Edit

  • Just like Buzz Lightyear, Woody is merely the toy counterpart of an action figure. He may remember what was printed on his box as well as his own personal history, but he doesn't have the memories of his "real" counterpart. Thus, he won't possess the memories of his TV character nor will he remember Jessie or Bullseye. Edit

  • Stinky Pete says that the Round Up toys went out of distribution when "Sputnik" came about. Sputnik was the first artificial earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. Sputnik heralded in the Space Age and left behind the cowboys, such as the Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, and Annie Oakley, all popular TV characters in the early 1950s. Cowboy toys, having been popular with kids, were suddenly abandoned for space toys, which were more exciting. Edit

  • Based on the look of his TV Round Up series, Woody was a popular TV character back around the 1950s, which is probably when he was manufactured and sold for the first time. At the yard sale, Andy's mom (voice: Laurie Metcalf) refers to him as "an old family toy." Many viewers have taken this to mean that Woody belonged to Andy's father or another family member before being passed down to Andy. However, Woody's memories prior to becoming Andy's toy are not addressed in the movie, and Woody obviously thinks of himself now as belonging exclusively to Andy. This is evident in the first film when Mr. Potato Head states that Woody "has been Andy's friend since Kindergarten". Edit

  • The rescue team steals a pizza delivery truck and follows Al to the Tricounty International Airport where he checks in his green bag for his flight to Tokyo. The toys climb into a pet carrier and follow the bag into the conveyer. Unfortunately, they see two identical green bags, each going in a different direction. Buzz takes off after one bag while the rest of the team go after the other. When the toys open their bag, they find only camera equipment. When Buzz opens his bag, Stinky Pete pops out and slugs him, sending Buzz tumbling off the conveyer belt. Woody pops out and slugs Stinky Pete for hurting his friend, but Stinky Pete rips his shirt again with his pickaxe and tries to force Woody back into the bag. Suddenly the rescue team start snapping flash photos of Pete, blinding him. They stuff him in a Barbie bag and continue on after the green bag, which still contains Jessie and is being loaded on the luggage carrier and hauled out to the airplane. Woody whistles for Bullseye, and he and Buzz "ride like the wind" out to the airplane. He catches up with the bag just as the handler tosses it into the cargo hold, so Woody climbs into a golfbag and gets tossed in with the rest of the luggage. He rescues Jessie from the bag but, when they go to jump out of the plane, the baggage handler closes the door on them. Forced to find another way out, they climb down the wheel wells and onto the tires while the plane is taxiing out to the runway. Buzz comes galloping up on Bullseye, and Woody and Jessie drop down onto his back. They then head for home, getting there just before Andy returns from camp. Andy is delighted when he sees the new additions to his toy collection: "Bazooka Jane and her jet-propelled horse." In the final scene, Wheezy waddles by, demonstrating his new squeaker and breaking into song, while Buzz and Woody stand by the window, looking down at Andy, and admitting that it's going to be fun while it lasts. Edit

  • Yes. During the credits, several "bloopers" are shown, featuring the various toys. Edit

  • If you like Pixar's animation in Toy Story 2, you'll certainly want to see some of the other Pixar productions, including Toy Story and Toy Story 3. Other Pixar films include A Bug's Life (1998) (1998), Monsters, Inc. (2001) (2001), Finding Nemo (2003) (2003), The Incredibles (2004) (2004), Cars (2006) (2006) and Cars 2 (2011) (2011), Ratatouille (2007) (2007), WALL·E (2008) (2008), Up (2009) (2009), Brave (2012) (2012), and Finding Dory (2016) (2016). An exhaustive filmography of the studio can be found here. Edit

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