Video Release: December 26, 2005
Rating: G (MPAA)
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 95 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
In this dazzling sequel to the 1995 blockbuster, Andy heads off to summer camp, leaving the toys behind to fend for themselves. In much the same way Buzz discovered he is a mass-produced product in the first installment, Woody discovers that he is a valuable collectible spawned by a popular 1950's kiddie-puppet TV show, "Woody's Roundup Gang" when he is kidnapped by an evil toy collector, Al McWhiggin. Through Al, who plans to sell him to a Japanese toy museum, Woody is reunited with the toy versions of his TV cohorts- plucky cowgirl Jessie (Cusack), prospector Stinky Pete (Grammer) and trusty horse Bullseye. Woody must choose between seeing Andy grow up and forsake him, or live a sterile, but eternal life behind glass being admired- but not played with. In an extremely affecting moment, Jessie recounts through song the sadness she endured when she was abandoned upon her original owner's adolescence, using her experience to sell Woody on being forever admired in a museum. Meanwhile, the rest of the original toy troupe undergo a thrilling, crosstown adventure to locate their kidnapped friend and restore him his rightful owner. Extremely entertaining, surprisingly touching, endlessly thrilling eye-candy for anyone of any age.
Philip French of The Guardian (U.K.) named TOY STORY 2 one of the top ten movies of 2000.