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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On the machines Pixar was using to create the film, the command 'rm *' erases all the data on the machine as fast as it can; during production someone accidentally entered this command on the drive that all the Toy Story 2 files were kept. This meant that characters, sets, and eventually entire sequences started to disappear. The animators estimated if they had 20 or 30 people working for solid year they could recreate all the work that had been erased in less than 20 seconds. As this was going on the animators called the System Management Department and told them to pull the plug on the system, they did. They then plugged it back in and found that most of the film had been erased. The Supervising Technical Director, Galyn Susman was told, and she said for them to use the backup files, however, the backup files had been corrupted and were unusable. In a meeting Galyn Susman said that she might have a copy of the film on her home computer. Gaylyn Susman and Oren Jacob then went over to her house and collected the computer. They put the computer in the backseat of her car and wrapped it in blankets and pillows and put seat belts across it, to transport it to the Pixar office. When they arrived at the Pixar office they plugged the computer in a found that all their work had been saved, and they could continue their work on the film. See more »
When Andy is playing with Woody at the beginning of the movie, he uses "RC" via his remote to launch Buzz out of a box. RC's remote was left on the road in the final chase scene of "Toy Story" and was not recovered. See more »
[landing on Zurg's planet in the Buzz Lightyear Video Game]
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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Wheezy sings the film trilogy's theme "You've Got A Friend In Me" at the end of the movie. See more »
In the international version, during Buzz's speech, the waving American flag is replaced with an animated spinning globe with fireworks exploding, and Randy Newman's "One World Anthem" briefly playing over it. See more »
It's been about a decade since I last saw 'Toy Story'. Thus, it would be unfair to compare that with 'Toy Story 2'. Pixar has produced numerous gems since the first 'Toy Story'. This one is a sheer delightful adventure and it's not one that is only limited to entertaining children. There are the charming characters from the old one and some wonderful new characters that include the energetic Jessie the Yodelling Cowgirl, the hot barbies and Woody's faithful and hyper steed. The animation is superb and looks refreshing. The story too takes a new turn that presents the dilemma of whether one should live an eternal life of wealth and security or an unpredictable life that at least promises a few years of love. The actors do a fine job lending their voice. Hanks and Allen are back as Woody and Buzz and Joan Cusack is a treat as the vivacious Jessie. But I must add that I loved Buzz's gang that includes the hilarious Rex and the lovable Slinky, the resourceful Mr. Potatohead and the cute Hamm, and their attempts to rescue Woody and bring him back home. There's a beautiful song by Sarah Mclachlan that dictates Jessie's pain. The sequel being a huge hit just proves how timeless the characters are and I want to see 'Toy Story' again just to follow the whole story. It's already been a decade since, but I wonder whether they'll make a sequel and what the fate of our toy friends will be once Andy has grown up. 'Toy Story 2' is an unforgettable adventure with a beautiful soul.
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