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.
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar.
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 box that Zurg comes out of, in Al's Toy Barn, has "Printed in Point Richmond" written on it. Pixar's offices were in Point Richmond in Richmond, California, when the movie was made. See more »
The characters ride the top of a traction elevator down to the lobby to save Woody. The elevator and shaft are missing a few things. There is no counterweight, for example, a part that is essential for a smooth ride down and for going up. There is also no governor attached to the elevator, which violates numerous safety codes (if the cables were to snap, the elevator would free-fall without the governor). There are no service buttons on top of the elevator either. Furthermore, considering that Al's building is 23 floors high, it's a surprise that there aren't more than four cables holding the elevator up for better traction (and that the elevator moves as slow as it does). 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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There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »
The supplemental disc of the Ultimate Toy Box DVD set includes two deleted scenes:
The original version of the scene where the toys cross the street. Originally, this was set in the suburbs of the town, but was later changed to a street in town.
The Toys play something like "Godzilla" with Rex roaring and kicking some houses, the soldiers "evacuating" the other toys and Buzz fighting against Godzilla Rex. Because of Rex' clumsiness Woody is thrown out of the window and lands in a carton from the yard sale. This was changed and rewritten to the scene as seen in theaters because it was deemed too coincidental.
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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