Toy Story 2 1999

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Andy goes off to summer camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody - who hasn't the slightest clue that he is a greatly valued collectible. It's now up to Buzz Lightyear and the gang from Andy's room - Mr.

Starring:
Kelsey Grammer
Runtime:
1 hour, 28 minutes

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Toy Story 2

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Genres Children & Family, Animated, Comedy
Director Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter
Starring Kelsey Grammer
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By Frank TALKER on 7 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
Extends the idea of reversing childhood frustrations with toys that do not do what they say on the wrapper and so only work well in one’s imagination.

Yet, this idea here is parodied because the toys still do not do what they “should”, they do something far more interesting - they actually come alive.

The characters are as brilliantly-realized and as vivid as before - especially the cowgirl (voiced by Joan CUSACK) and Rex (Wallace SHAWN) - despite the rather simplistic plotting.

This one tries to appeal more to adults who collect, rather than play with, toys. This has the effect of avoiding child characters; risking losing the child audience, yet while skillfully managing to avoid doing so. The toys here are shown out of their natural context - a child’s bedroom - and so have a life of their own; helping develop and deepen the characters and our relationship with them.

The running theme is an interesting tension between mass-produced toys and the individualism of the central characters, seen in the comparison and contrast between the Buzz Lightyear we know and love and the serried rows of identical Buzz Lightyears at the local toy store. This further emphasizes the superb character animation and voice work on show.

However, emphasis is also laid on the fact that this is a one-hit-wonder movie idea that cannot be developed dramatically. A lot of talk concerns a toy’s proper place being with kids and not in a museum, but little evidence that this is true is ever offered since most of the film is spent reconnecting with orphaned toys and their former owners.

What spoils these films for future generations is that the current immaturity of CGI means the humans look more toy-like than the toys. Yet, these are still the best computer-animated cartoons so far made.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard White on 30 Sept. 2002
Format: DVD
Disney have improved on Toy Story, which is a huge achievement.
It is great for Kids on a Kid level but it has so much to offer to adults too.
The original film explored the idea that Toys come to life when their owners are not around and that they exist as mini-guardians to their children. Toy Story 2 obviously continues the theme but also explores new territory. The big question is TS2 is "what happens to a toy when its child owner grows up". The original characters return for more of the same sharp humour and jokes that work on Child and Adult level.
When Cowboy Woody is captured by an unscrupulous Toy Collector he learns that he is in fact a valuable Toy and missing piece of a collection. He is flattered and is torn between his new life as a celebrity Toy and his old life as his owner Andys favorite.
While all this is going on, Space Ranger Buzz and the gang are mounting a hilarious rescue mission for Woody which is laugh out loud funny.
Meanwhile Woody meets Cowgirl Jessie, part of the Toy collection and learns of how she became part of the soon-to-be Museum Collection. Jessie sings "When she loved me" and the story is told in flashback, charting the relationship between Jessie and her beloved owner and how gradually she was outgrown. It really is a heartbreaking couple of minutes and if you arent moved by it, check your pulse. What could have been sentimental and maudlin is beautifully judged and more effecting than an animated film should be!
From here the story moves to Woody and Jessie, with the assistance of Bullseye the horse making their escape and returning to Andy and where they feel they belong.
This is a perfect film that is a joy from start to finish.
A word of warning. Once you have seen this, you will never throw away another Toy, because as I now know, they have feelings too.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Jun. 2003
Format: DVD
Wonderful films, wonderful extras, but PAL viewers beware - the Region 2 Ultimate Toy Box is devoid of audio commentaries, even though they are mentioned in the little collector's booklet which comes with the package (and extant on the NTSC Region 1 release). Obviously the commentaries (and the promised 5.1 effects-only tracks) were jettisoned because PAL video takes up more space on a DVD than NTSC, but it's still disappointing that Disney didn't mention that fact in their literature for the PAL release. However, this is still is fabulous package for any "big kid" out there who loves Pixar's first-class brand of animation. I bought this set for my kids, but I'll probably end up getting more enjoyment out of it than they will!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Mar. 2001
Format: DVD
Well at first when I thought when I saw Toy Story that this is great. It had a very good story line and evrything was superb. But when I heard that the was Toy Story 2 I thought just like other films that it won't be as good as the first but it was every bit as good. Smashing!!!!!!!!!
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I remember the first year before watching Toystory. I was always searching for some new pictures in magazines to see some preview shoots. Then one day it finally happened... 6 times in the cinema and maybe 35 times on VHS :) This is Pixar and Disney creating a masterpiece. They combined their CGI capabilities, animation history, great script, a bunch of fabulous voices, and lots of love for what they were creating, giving us, probably one of the best animation titles of ever. In Toystory 2 they've done it again even better. Humor, dialogues, animation and story more refined and inteligent, when everyone thinked it was impossible to done better than the first movie. Now we have the chance to see it again in DVD, and they also included a third one for us to learn who to make to masterpieces of animation. Where is that pre-order button again ? :)
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