Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2

John Lasseter (1999)

88min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Originally intended as a 60-minute, straight-to-video project, this was a work in progress right up to its release - complete with last-minute additions to the cast. Product opportunism, perhaps. Yet who can be wholly cynical about a film that not only manages to surpass its predecessor, but also restores credibility to that much debased term "family entertainment"? Buzz Lightyear's bid to rescue Woody the cowboy from the clutches of a sleazy toy collector will keep the youngsters on the edge of their seats. However, it's the little touches that will delight the grown-ups, most notably the in-jokes at the expense of Star Wars and Jurassic Park, and the charming re-creation of a 1950s TV puppet show. This is nigh-on perfect.

Summary

Cowboy doll Woody is stolen by an unscrupulous toy collector, who knows he is worth a fortune as a collectible, prompting fearless Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear to lead a daring across-town mission to rescue him. However, Woody is tempted to spend his life languishing in the safety of a museum rather than face the prospect of his owner growing up. Animated sequel, featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and Kelsey Grammer.

Cast & Crew

Woody Tom Hanks
Buzz Lightyear Tim Allen
Jessie Joan Cusack
Prospector Kelsey Grammer
Mr Potato Head Don Rickles
Slinky Dog Jim Varney
Rex Wallace Shawn
Hamm John Ratzenberger
Bo Peep Annie Potts
Al McWhiggin Wayne Knight
Andy John Morris
Andy's mom Laurie Metcalf
Mrs Potato Head Estelle Harris
Sarge R Lee Ermey
Barbie Jodi Benson
Cleaner Jonathan Harris
Evil Emperor Zurg Andrew Stanton
Wheezy Robert Goulet
Director John Lasseter
Co-Director Lee Unkrich
Co-Director Ash Brannon
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

Comedy Childrens Drama

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