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Toy story 2

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Movie propaganda

The toys are back in town!

Toy story 2 picks up as Andy (John Morris) heads off to cowboy camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (owner of Al's Toy Barn) kidnaps Woody (Tom Hanks). At Al's apartment, Woody discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s show called Woody's round-up and he meets the other prized toys from that show - Jessie the cowgirl (Joan Cusack), Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the prospector (Kelsey Grammer).

Back at the scene of the crime, Buzz Light-year (Tim Allen) and the other toys from Andy's room - Mister Potato Head (Don Rickles), Slinky dog (Jim Varney), Rex (Wallace Shawn) and Hamm (John Ratzenberger) - spring into action to rescue their pal from winding up as a museum piece. The toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody home before Andy returns.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film animation comedy children toy adventure sequel

Persons of interest

  • Tom Hanks .... Woody
  • Tim Allen .... Buzz Light-year
  • Joan Cusack .... Jessie
  • Kelsey Grammer .... Stinky Pete the Prospector
  • Don Rickles .... Mr Potato Head
  • Jim Varney .... Slinky Dog
  • Wallace Shawn .... Rex
  • John Ratzenberger .... Hamm
  • Annie Potts .... Bo Peep
  • Wayne Knight .... Al
  • John Morris .... Andy
  • Estelle Harris .... Mrs Potato Head
  • Jodi Benson .... Tour Guide Barbie, Barbie on Backpack
  • Joe Ranft .... Wheezy
  • Andrew Stanton .... Evil Emperor Zurg
  • Jonathan Harris .... Geri the Cleaner
  • Jeff Pidgeon .... Green Aliens
  • Andrew Stanton .... Storywriter
  • John Lasseter .... Storywriter
  • Peter Docter .... Storywriter
  • Ash Brannon .... Storywriter
  • Rita Hsiao .... Screenwriter
  • Andrew Stanton .... Screenwriter
  • Doug Chamberlain .... Screenwriter
  • Chris Webb .... Screenwriter
  • Lee Unkrich .... Director
  • John Lasseter .... Director
  • Ash Brannon .... Director

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Theatrical report

Bam! The sequel!

What's more surprising (or is it less surprising?) is that it's almost as good as the first one.

Toy story 2 picks up soon after the first one left off: one big happy family. The division of this paradisaical existence comes via a short, fat man (it's good to see that short, fat people are still evil in Hollywood) who steals Woody for commercial gain (it's good to see that short, fat people are still greedy in Hollywood). The story is located more in the real world than its progenitor (skyscrapers, low budget marketing, merchandising...) so it's a bit more gritty but there are still plenty of laffs for all, especially with the many movie references (including Star wars and Jurassic park).

The animation is just as good as the first, the gags are probably funnier (it's been a while and my poor brain isn't what it used to be) and there are several sing along songs to keep things moving: action, adventure, laffs and fun. This is a light hearted, up film about love and toys which comes to you just in time for pre-Christmas entertainment and merchandising. Enjoy.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Disc: Single side, single layer
  • Features:
    • Academy Award-nominee short: Luxo Junior
    • Character featurette
    • Music featurette
    • Coolest toy featurette
    • Out-takes
  • Languages: English, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Hebrew
  • Picture: Widescreen 1.78:1
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Greek, Norwegian, English captions

Security censorship classification


Surveillance time

103 minutes (1:43 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental: 17 October 2000
DVD retail: 24 July 2002
VHS retail: 24 July 2002
DVD retail: 19 March 2003 - Pixar box set
DVD retail: 30 November 2005
Film: 21 January 2010 - 3D double feature with Toy story

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