Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.
|Release Date||:||October 30, 1999|
|Genres||:||Animation, Comedy, Family|
|Production Company||:||Pixar Animation Studios|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich, Wade Childress, Roman Figun, Craig McGillivray, Stephen Moros, Adam Schnitzer, Derek Williams, Mark Sanford, Robert Anderson|
|Writers||:||Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, Chris Webb, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon|
|Casts||:||Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, 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, Corey Burton, John Lasseter, Mickie McGowan, Phil Proctor, Lee Unkrich|
|Plot Keywords||:||museum, prosecution, identity crisis, airplane, flea market, collector, teamwork, friendship, rescue team, garage sale, duringcreditsstinger, toy comes to life, pixar, personification, inanimate objects coming to life|
I thought the original Toy Story was great. I went to this movie hardly knowing anything about it. Toy Story 2 exceeded my expectations; it's better than the original Toy Story. This movie works on two levels. It's aimed at younger kids, who will love the wackiness of the characters and the situations they find themselves in, though some of the jokes might sail over their heads (but they'll laugh anyway). It's also aimed at adults, who, when I saw it, laughed louder than the kids at some points. The voice work is excellent, especially Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, reprising their roles from the original. The supporting toys (Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, et al.) have much bigger roles this time around.
This movie has everything: Andy's new dog Buster; two dueling Buzz Lightyears; partying Barbie dolls; three 3-eyed aliens from the original; even the Evil Emperor Zurg! I can't emphasize enough how great this movie is and I highly recommend it for kids and adults.