In this dazzling sequel to the 1995 blockbuster, Andy heads off to summer camp, leaving the toys behind to fend for themselves. In much the same way Buzz discovered he is a mass-produced product in the first installment, Woody discovers that he is a valuable collectible spawned by a popular 1950s kiddie-puppet TV show, "Woody's Roundup Gang," when he is kidnapped by an evil toy collector, Al McWhiggin. Through Al, who plans to sell him to a Japanese toy museum, Woody is reunited with the toy versions of his TV cohorts--plucky cowgirl Jessie (Cusack), prospector Stinky Pete (Grammer), and trusty horse Bullseye. Woody must choose between seeing Andy grow up and forsake him and living a sterile but eternal life behind glass being admired--but not played with. Meanwhile, the rest of the original toy troupe undergoes a thrilling crosstown adventure to locate their kidnapped friend and restore him his rightful owner. Extremely entertaining, surprisingly touching, endlessly thrilling eye candy for anyone of any age. Golden Globe Winner: Best Motion Picture--Musical or Comedy. Includes outtakes and bonus short, "Luxo Jr.," plus a sneak preview of Disney/Pixar's MONSTERS INC.
Andrew Stanton - Actor/writer/director, WALL-E, TOY STORY
Jodi Benson - Actress; voice of Ariel in "The Little Mermaid"
Don Rickles - American Comedian/Actor
Tim Allen - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Timothy Allen Dick - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
R. Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
Ronald Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
Joan Cusack - American actress, WORKING GIRL (1988)
Annie Potts - American TV/Film actress, DESIGNING WOMEN
Jim Varney - American actor
John Morris - American Composer
Laurie Metcalf - American TV/Film Actress
Tom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Thom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
David Ogden Stiers - American actor
Ralph Guggenheim - PRODUCER\"TOY STORY"
John Lasseter - American director, TOY STORY
Steven Jobs - PRODUCER
Steve Jobs - PRODUCER
Lee Unkrich - EDITOR\"TOY STORY"
Rita Hsiao - Writer/"Mulan"
Wallace Shawn - Playwright/Screenwriter/Actor
Wally Shawn - Playwright/Screenwriter/Actor
Doug Chamberlain - Screenwriter
Estelle Harris - Character Actress
Wayne Knight - Comedian/Actor
Kelsey Grammer - American actor, FRASIER
Randy Newman - American composer/singer/songwriter
Chris Webb - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Randy Newman's song "When She Loved Me" won a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Philip French of The Guardian (U.K.) named TOY STORY 2 one of the 10 best movies of 2000.
"...Fresh characters, broadened scope, boisterous humor and, most of all, a gratifying emotional and thematic depth..." Variety, p.83-96
"...The best family-oriented action movie for years....Funnier, more thrilling and more genre-bustingly brilliant than you could imagine..." -- 5 out of 5 stars - 03/01/2000 Total Film, p.68-9
"...Wonderful and wise....Beautifully animated..." -- Rating: A - 01/21/2000 Entertainment Weekly, p.83
"...Sophistication, inventiveness, and comic flair that most adult movies can't match..." -- 4 out of 5 stars -- Watch More Than Once - 11/01/2000 Premiere, p.105
"...The Pixar animation looks even better than it did the first time....A lively, tuneful adventure..." - 11/24/1999 New York Times, p.E1
"...The most beguiling amusement of the year....TOY STORY 2 is that rare sequel that is better than the first -- improved, both story -- and effects-wise -- but containing everything that you adored about the original..." - 11/24/1999 USA Today, p.6D
"...The movie once again features the enchanting three-dimensional feel of computer-generated animation..." - 11/24/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.43
"Against most odds, the sequel turned out to be at least as wonderful as Pixar's 1995 original -- maybe more so." - 08/07/2009 Wall Street Journal