During a garage sale Andy’s mother sells some of Andy’s old things including his favorite toy Woody to a collector. Buzz Lightyear and the other toys begin a reckless mission to save their friend. The sequel to the revolutionary computer animated feature film Toy Story.
|Release Date||:||October 30, 1999|
|Genres||:||Animation, Comedy, Family|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon, Derek Williams, Mark Sanford, Jeremy Lasky|
|Writers||:||Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, Chris Webb, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon|
|Casts||:||Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson, Jonathan Harris, Joe Ranft, Andrew Stanton, Jeff Pidgeon, Jack Angel, Bob Bergen, Sheryl Bernstein, Rodger Bumpass, Debi Derryberry, Bill Farmer, Pat Fraley, Jess Harnell, Nicolette Little, Sherry Lynn, Andi Peters, Jan Rabson, Carly Schroeder, Madylin Sweeten, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton, John Lasseter, Mickie McGowan, Phil Proctor, Lee Unkrich, Dave Foley, Robert Goulet, Frank Welker|
|Plot Keywords||:||museum, prosecution, identity crisis, airplane, flea market, collector, teamwork, friendship, animation, rescue team, duringcreditsstinger, toy comes to life, pixar, personification, inanimate objects coming to life, toy story|
It's been about a decade since I last saw 'Toy Story'. Thus, it would be unfair to compare that with 'Toy Story 2'. Pixar has produced numerous gems since the first 'Toy Story'. This one is a sheer delightful adventure and it's not one that is only limited to entertaining children. There are the charming characters from the old one and some wonderful new characters that include the energetic Jessie the Yodelling Cowgirl, the hot barbies and Woody's faithful and hyper steed. The animation is superb and looks refreshing. The story too takes a new turn that presents the dilemma of whether one should live an eternal life of wealth and security or an unpredictable life that at least promises a few years of love. The actors do a fine job lending their voice. Hanks and Allen are back as Woody and Buzz and Joan Cusack is a treat as the vivacious Jessie. But I must add that I loved Buzz's gang that includes the hilarious Rex and the lovable Slinky, the resourceful Mr. Potatohead and the cute Hamm, and their attempts to rescue Woody and bring him back home. There's a beautiful song by Sarah Mclachlan that dictates Jessie's pain. The sequel being a huge hit just proves how timeless the characters are and I want to see 'Toy Story' again just to follow the whole story. It's already been a decade since, but I wonder whether they'll make a sequel and what the fate of our toy friends will be once Andy has grown up. 'Toy Story 2' is an unforgettable adventure with a beautiful soul.