|Toy Story 2|
Toy Story 2 movie poster
|Directed by||John Lasseter
|Produced by||Karen Robert Jackson
|Written by||Andrew Stanton
|Music by||Randy Newman|
|Editing by||Lee Unkrich
David Ian Salter
|Studio||Pixar Animation Studios|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Release date(s)||November 19, 1999|
|Running time||92 minutes|
|Preceded by||Toy Story|
|Followed by||Toy Story 3|
Toy Story 2 is a 1999 CGI family film, the third Disney/Pixar feature film, and the sequel to Toy Story, which features the adventures of a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them. Like the first film, Toy Story 2 was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, directed by John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon, and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 19, 1999, in some parts of Australia on December 2, 1999 and the United Kingdom on 11 February 2000. Toy Story 2 was re-released in a double feature with Toy Story in Disney Digital 3-D on October 2, 2009, and Toy Story 3 is scheduled for release on June 18, 2010.
The movie keeps most of the original characters and voices from the first movie, including Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, Annie Potts, John Ratzenberger, John Morris, and Laurie Metcalf. They are joined by new characters voiced by Jodi Benson, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Estelle Harris, and Wayne Knight.
Woody prepares to go to summer camp with Andy for the weekend, but Andy accidentally rips Woody's arm while playing with his toys before leaving, forcing Andy to place Woody on a shelf and stay behind. There he discovers that Andy's mother is having a yard sale, to where she takes a fellow shelved toy, Wheezy, an old rubber penguin with a broken squeaker, to be sold. Woody sneaks down to the yard sale with the help of Andy's pet dog Buster and saves Wheezy, but is accidentally left outside and found by an enthusiastic toy collector, who ends up stealing him when Andy's mother refuses to sell him. Buzz chases after the collector's car as he drives away, but quickly loses him. Back at Andy's room, Buzz and the other toys determine that the thief is Al McWhiggin, owner of Al's Toy Barn. Buzz recruits Slinky Dog, Mr. Potato Head, Rex and Hamm to go out and save Woody.
In Al's apartment, Woody discovers that he is a valuable collectible based on Woody's Roundup, a popular children's TV show from the 1950s, and meets three other toys from the franchise: Jessie, his yodeling cowgirl sidekick; Bullseye, his trusted horse companion; and Stinky Pete the Prospector, who is in mint condition inside his unopened box. With Woody's inclusion and his collection complete, Al plans to sell his Woody's Roundup merchandise to a toy museum in Tokyo, Japan. The three other toys are excited about the trip, but Woody, still being Andy's toy, wishes to return home, though putting himself at odds with Jessie, who fears going back to storage. Woody's arm is then fixed by a repairman, and he makes plans to escape and return to Andy once again. Stinky Pete asks Woody to talk to Jessie, who reveals that she too was once owned and by a child, a girl named Emily, until she was forgotten and given away as her owner grew up. Realizing he cannot stop Andy from one day doing the same to him, Woody warms up to the idea of going to the museum and decides to stay.
Meanwhile, Buzz and the other toys reach the Al's Toy Barn store across the street from Al's apartment. Shortly after splitting up with the other toys, Buzz encounters a newer Buzz Lightyear action figure who (like the original Buzz from the first film) believes himself to be a real space ranger. The two Buzzes fight, but Buzz #2 overpowers Buzz #1 and ends up being mistakenly taken by the others in their search for Woody. Buzz #1 chases after the team, inadvertently letting loose an action figure of Emperor Zurg, Buzz's arch-nemesis, who sets out to destroy him. Buzz catches up with the others as they find Woody and attempt to take him back home, but Woody refuses to go. Buzz vehemently reminds him that he is a toy, as Woody once told Buzz, and that toys are meant to be played with by children. Woody soon returns to his senses and convinces Jessie and Bullseye to come with him to become Andy's toys, but Stinky Pete, seeing the museum trip as his only chance to become immortal since he was never sold, breaks out of his box and separates Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye from the others.
As Al packs up Woody with the rest of the merchandise and drives off to the airport to ship them, Buzz #1 and the team carjack a Pizza Planet delivery truck while Buzz #2 remains behind to keep Emperor Zurg occupied. In the baggage-handling area of the airport, Stinky Pete faces off against Buzz and Woody, but is distracted by the other toys and stuffed in a little girl's backpack to be taken in and played with. Jessie ends up being boarded on the airplane for Japan, but Woody, Buzz, and Bullseye manage to save her just before the plane lifts off with Woody. The toys return home just before Andy comes back from camp and await his return. Andy takes in Jessie and Bullseye as his new toys and fixes Woody's arm, with extra stuffing and Wheezy's squeaker the following morning. The toys also learn that Al's business and mood have sharply declined due to his failure to sell and deliver the merchandise to the museum. As the new toys become accustomed to having a new owner, Woody and Buzz accept the fact that Andy will eventually grow up, but they will still have each other.
Toy Story 2 was not originally intended for release in theaters. Disney asked Pixar to make a direct-to-video sequel for the original Toy Story with a 60 minute running time. When Disney executives saw how impressive the in-work imagery for the sequel was, they decided to create a theatrical movie, and the plot was reworked to be more epic and cinematic in scope and the duration of the movie was extended to just over 90 minutes. Some animators got repetitive stress injuries rushing to complete the film, which taught the Pixar managers to arrange breaks between each project from then on.
Pixar and Disney had a five-film co-production deal and Pixar felt that with its change in status, Toy Story 2 should count as one of the pictures in the deal. Disney felt that since the production of Toy Story 2 was negotiated outside of the five-picture deal, it should not count. This issue became a particularly sore spot for Pixar, leading to a falling out between Pixar CEO Steve Jobs and Disney CEO Michael Eisner, concluding in Pixar's 2004 announcement that it would not extend its deal with Disney and would instead seek other distribution partners. However, with Eisner's departure and Pixar's ultimate purchase by Disney by 2006, as well as Jobs now holding a seat within Disney's board of directors, these problems have been overcome. This was also one of Jim Varney's last movies before his death in 2000.
Randy Newman wrote two new songs for Toy Story 2 as well as the complete original score:
The film also includes two new versions of "You've Got a Friend in Me," the theme from the first film. The first is performed by the puppet Woody (Tom Hanks) "on guitar" as part of the "Woody's Roundup" show. The second is a Vegas-style finale production number sung by Wheezy (singing voice provided by Robert Goulet).
A video game for the PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast was released. The game featured original cast voices and clips from the movie as introductions to levels. Once earned, these clips could be viewed at the player's discretion. Another game was released for the Game Boy Color.
Toy Story 2 opened over the Thanksgiving Day weekend at #1 to a three-day tally of $57,388,839 from 3,236 theaters averaging $17,734 per theater over three days, making $80,102,784 since its Wednesday launch, and staying at #1 for the next two weekends. It eventually made $245,852,179 domestically and $239,163,000 overseas for a total worldwide gross of $485,015,179, becoming the third highest grossing film of 1999, and far surpassing the original, and in fact, every other animated movie to that date except for The Lion King, even though both were later eclipsed by 2 CGI movies, Shrek 2 and Finding Nemo.
Toy Story 2 was hugely a critical and commercial success earning a 100% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes (one of the only animated films to do so), with an average reviewer score of 8.6/10 (based on a sample of 142 reviews). It is currently #1 on Rotten Tomatoes' list of best rated movies and the best rated animated movie. The film also holds an 88 out of 100 on Metacritic. It joins the rare number of sequels judged to be "as good as or better than the original."
Toy Story 2 won the Golden Globe for Best Picture Comedy or Musical at the 2000 ceremony.
The film premiered in the US on ABC in 2001.
In Spain, it premiered in 2002 on Telecinco. It is broadcast sometimes on Antena 3, a channel that actually has a partnership with Disney. The last broadcast was on February 14, 2009 after airing of the first Toy Story.
Premiered on RTE Two in December 31st 2006.
On October 2, 2009, the film was re-released in Disney Digital 3-D. The film was released with Toy Story as a double feature for a two-week run which was extended due to its success. In addition, the film's sequel, Toy Story 2, was also released in the 3-D format. Lasseter commented on the new 3-D re-release: "The Toy Story films and characters will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we're so excited to be bringing this landmark film back for audiences to enjoy in a whole new way thanks to the latest in 3-D technology. With Toy Story 3 shaping up to be another great adventure for Buzz, Woody and the gang from Andy's room, we thought it would be great to let audiences experience the first two films all over again and in a brand new way."
Translating the movies into 3-D involved revisiting the original computer data and virtually placing a second camera into each scene, creating left-eye and right-eye views needed to achieve the perception of depth. Unique to computer animation, Lasseter referred to this process as “digital archaeology.” The lead stereographer Bob Whitehill oversaw this process and sought to achieve an effect that impacted the emotional storytelling of the film.
Unlike other countries, the UK and Argentina received the films in 3-D as separate releases. Toy Story 2 was instead released January 22, 2010 in the UK, and February 18, 2010 in Argentina.
Toy Story 2 was released as a two-pack with Toy Story on October 17, 2000. That same day an "Ultimate Toy Box" set was released containing both films and a third disc of bonus materials. On September 6, 2005 it was again re-released as a "2-Disc Special Edition" alongside the 10th Anniversary Edition of the first film. Both editions returned to the vault in January 31, 2009. The film will be available on Blu-ray for the first time in a Special Edition Combo Pack that will be released on March 23, 2010.
One Pixar tradition is to create trailers for their films that do not contain footage from the released film. In one trailer for Toy Story 2 (released theatrically with Tarzan), the green squeeze toy aliens watch the metal claw they worship coming down. The claw first brings down the words Toy Story, and the aliens react with their trademark "Oooooh." The claw next brings down the number '2'; in reaction, the aliens turn to face the camera and parody themselves with a 'Twoooo.' Then Woody appears, saying "Hey howdy hey, folks! It's good to be back." He is swiftly disappointed when Buzz shows up as well, and expresses his annoyance that the Space Ranger is also in the sequel. Buzz retorts, "Excuse me, Pullstring Boy, what would Toy Story 2 be without Buzz Lightyear?" "A good movie," counters Woody.
The initial theatrical and video releases of this film include Luxo Jr, Pixar's first short film released in 1986, starring Pixar's titular mascot,. Before "Luxo Jr.", a message states: "In 1986 Pixar Animation Studios produced their first film. This is why we have a hopping lamp in our logo".
|Awards and achievements|
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|Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Toy Story 2 is a 1999 film about toys who come to life when their owner leaves the room, and their adventures trying to rescue one of their members after he is stolen by Al...an obnoxious toy collector.
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|Toy Story 2|
|Developer(s)||Tiertex Design Studios|
|System(s)||Game Boy Color|
|Preceded by||Toy Story|
|Followed by||Toy Story Racer|
Toy Story 2 is an arcade game based on Pixar's computer animated movie Toy Story 2. It was released for the Game Boy Color on November 30, 1999. A different version was released for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and PC.
|Disney/PIXAR'S ACTION GAME, Toy Story 2|
|Age rating(s)||ESRB: E|
|Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough|
Toy Story 2 is a basic role-playing game for the PC and the N64.
|Level #||Level Name||Hamm's Location||Collector||Collectibles||Racer||Race Type||Puzzle||Boss||Boss HP||Mr. Potato Head Part||Power-ups present on level|
|Zone 1, Level 1||Andy's House||On the sofa||Bo Peep - Kitchen table||Sheep||R.C. Car - Garage||3 lap race||Navigating across the basement and pushing boxes||Tin Robot - Attic||_Red, 3 Yellow, or _ Green lasers||Ear - Basement||Cosmic Sheild|
|Zone 1, Level 2||Andy's Neighborhood||First level of branches in the tree||Sarge - Andy's back porch||Troops||R.C. Car - Middle of map||3 lap race||Blowing up a Rubber Duck and stomping on it in a swimming pool||Kite Boss - Top of tree||3 shots, Yellow or Green lasers||-||Booster|
|Zone 1, Level 3, Boss||Bombs Away||-||-||-||-||-||-||Airplane - Takes three tokens to unlock||3 shots if using charged-up laser||-||-|
|Zone 2, Level 4||Construction Yard||In the trailer||Mother Tyke - On the left rack next to the trailer.||Tyke Workers||Slinky||Find all 5 wrenches||Solving the color puzzle inside the trailer||Jackhammer - top of the girders||10-15 shots using the Disk Launcher||Eye - third level of the girders||Disk Launcher|
|Zone 2, Level 5||Allies and Gullies||Under an umbrella in the market place||Mother duck - near the central drain||Ducklings - (Grappling Hook needed to get the other 2 ducklings)||Slinky||Find all 5 bones||Activating the fan and getting on a balloon||Clown Top - top of the apartment (Grappling Hook needed to get to the boss)||5-6 shots using yellow or green lasers||-||Disk Launcher, Grappling Hook|
|Zone 2, Level 6, Boss||Slime Time||-||-||-||-||-||-||Slime Monster, takes 10 tokens to unlock.||5 HP using standard laser and green laser||-||-|
|Zone 3, Level 7||Al's Toy Barn||In a table in Al's office||Mother Chicken - past the Bike section||Chicks - (Hover Boots needed to get the last chick on the boxes)||Rooster||Get the chick in the egg in 50 seconds, get the token in the egg in 22 seconds||Using disk launcher to destroy 3 locks, jump on the moving drawers||Dinosaur - In a big room filled with radioactive waste.||5-6 using Yellow or green lasers, 10-15 shots using Disk Launcher||Arm - In the third counter||Booster, Hover Boots|
|Zone 3, Level 8||Al's Space Land||At the end of the laser battle zone||Mothership - Near a pile of boxes||Green aliens||Flying saucer||1 lap using the ziplines||Using the machine crane to pick up the token.||Buzz Lightyear Buggy - In a room where it can be only reached by using the poles.||5 shots using Green or yellow lasers||-||Cosmic Shield|
|Zone 3, Level 9, Boss||Toy Barn Encounter||-||-||-||-||-||-||Big UFO, takes 18 tokens to unlock.||6 shots to destroy the carriages containing enemies, 2-3 final shots using charged-up laser||-||-|
|Zone 4, Level 10||Elevator Hop||In the electricity room that can be reached by swing from pole to pole.||Mother mouse - In the control room||Baby wind-up mouse||Father mouse||Beat the token at the bottom of the elevator shaft.||Lining up the wires to activate elevators and open the door.||Spider Gunro - At the top of the elevator shaft.||5-6 shots using Green or Yellow lasers||Shoe - in the electricity room next to the first baby wind-up mouse||Grappling Hook|
|Zone 4, Level 11||Al's Penthouse||On a bath tub in the bathroom, destroy the lock to open the small door||Jesse - kitchen table||Bunny critters||Bullseye||Find all 5 horseshoes||Make the train stop at the dead end by stomping a yellow button to change the train tracks, then push the box.||Gunslinger - In a cowboy-styled room on the set of Woody's roundup||5 shots using Green or Yellow lasers||-||Comsic Sheild|
|Zone 4, Level 12, Boss||The Evil Emperor Zurg||Very Hard and Unbeatable boss in PC||-||-||-||-||-||-||The Evil Emperor Zurg, takes 28 tokens to unlock||10-15 shots using spin attack (lasers will not affect him)||-|
|Zone 5, Level 13||Airport Infiltration||At the top of the x-ray machine.||Attendant Tyke - In a big room beside the small airplane toy.||Passenger Tykes||Rocky Gibraltar (the muscular guy)||Find all 5 dumbbells||Use the hover boots to reach the token near the ceiling in a big room||The Prospector - On a Conveyor belt that can be reached using Hover Boots.||10-15 shots also using spin attack||Mouth - In a big room near the snake enemy||Hover Boots|
|Zone 5, Level 14||Tarmac Trouble||On the corner in Zone 5.||Passenger Tyke - Zone 3||Luggage Bag||Slinky||Get to the token in less than 67 seconds without jumping or touching the sludge.||Solving the puzzle by turning on 2 different lights to make the token reachable.||Blacksmith - In Zone 7 that can be reached by jumping from the wings of the airplane.||Same number of shots using spin attack||-||Booster|
|Zone 5, Level 15, Final Boss||Prospector Showdown||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Gunslinger, Prospector and the Blacksmith, takes 40 tokens to unlock the final level.||40-50 different shots using lasers and spin attack||-|
*Denotes given name in absence of in-game name