When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.
Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.
By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
While Andy is away at summer camp Woody has been toynapped by Al McWiggin, a greedy collector and proprietor of "Al's Toy Barn"! In this all-out rescue mission, Buzz and his friends Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm springs into action to rescue Woody from winding up as a museum piece. They must find a way to save him before he gets sold in Japan forever and they'll never see him again! Written by
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The movie has several references to A Bug's Life (1998). In Andy's bedroom, Andy has a wall calendar that shows the ants from the film standing on a leaf. Mrs. Potato Head reads a "A Bug's Life" book when Mr. Potato Head shows up with the earring. Heimlich the caterpillar can be seen munching on leaves as Buzz karate chops his way through the bushes. (Buzz chops a branch, causing Heimlich to fall.) In Al's office, there is an abstracted version of a shot from "A Bug's Life." The shot was reputedly abstracted to prevent people from identifying the shot until they got the video version and looked hard at it. In the final scene of Jessie's flashback the tree in the background is the tree from "A Bug's Life". There are some "A Bug's Life" toys seen in the background in Al's Toy Barn. Among the objects in the background by Hamn in Al's car is the Chinese take-out box used in Gypsy and Manny's magic act. Flik and Heimlich appear in an "outtake" during the closing credits. See more »
In the scene when Woody is having a dream about Andy returning from Cowboy Camp, Woody is dropped and falls into a garbage can full of broken toys. In all previous scenes, he was unable to use his arm after it tore; however, he uses both arms to attempt to escape the grip of the toys. However, as this is a dream it is quite acceptable that Woody would be able to use both arms. See more »
[landing on Zurg's planet]
Buzz Lightyear to mission log: All signs point to this planet as location of Zurg's fortress, but there seems to be no signs of intelligent life anywhere...
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Heimlich and Flik from "A Bug's Life" make a cameo appearance in the credits. See more »
Here's yet one more sequel that more than lived up to its original great start. The first Toy Story was outstanding. This is just as good, if not better.
Very fast-paced and very entertaining, this doesn't have a lot of laugh-out-loud parts but is definitely fun to watch with many good lines. What I appreciated was the lack of a nasty villain and any evil overtones, as was the case with the rotten neighborhood kid in the first film.
I also appreciated the fantastic surround sound on the DVD, along with the magnificent colors. Not to be forgotten is a wonderful, tear-jerking song in here, sung by Sarah MacLaclan. It gets to me every time.
When you factor in all the nice characters, music, colors and sounds, this has to be one of the most beloved animated films of the modern era.
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