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Toy Story 2 (1999)


Coming Out at 24 November 1999 in theaters

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Toy Story 2 is computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter and produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to 1995’s Toy Story, the second film in the Toy Story franchise and the first ever computer animated sequel. In the film, Woody is stolen by a toy collector, prompting Buzz Lightyear and his friends to rescue him, but Woody is then tempted by the idea of immortality in a museum. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jim Varney, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, and Laurie Metcalf all reprise their character roles from the original film. The returning cast is joined by Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, and Wayne Knight, who voice the new characters introduced in this film.

Disney initially envisioned Toy Story 2 as a direct-to-video sequel. The film began production in a building separated from Pixar, on a small scale, as most of the main Pixar staff were busy working on A Bug’s Life (1998). When story reels proved promising, Disney upgraded the film to a theatrical release, but Pixar was unhappy with the film’s quality. Lasseter and the story team redeveloped the entire plot in one weekend. Although most Pixar features take years to develop, the established release date could not be moved and the production schedule for Toy Story 2 was compressed into nine months.

Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich

Writers: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin, Chris Webb

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn


Tom HanksWoody (voice)
Tim AllenBuzz Lightyear (voice)
Joan CusackJessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice)
Kelsey GrammerStinky Pete the Prospector (voice)
Don RicklesMr. Potato Head (voice)
Jim VarneySlinky Dog (voice)
Wallace ShawnRex the Green Dinosaur (voice)
John RatzenbergerHamm the Piggy Bank (voice)
Annie PottsBo Peep (voice)
Wayne KnightAl the Toy Collector (voice)
John MorrisAndy (voice)
Laurie MetcalfAndy’s Mom (voice)
Estelle HarrisMrs. Potato Head (voice)
R. Lee ErmeyArmy Sarge (voice)
Jodi BensonTour Guide Barbie / Barbie on Backpack (voice)
Jonathan HarrisGeri the Cleaner (voice)
Joe RanftWheezy the Penguin / Heimlich (voice)
Andrew StantonEvil Emperor Zurg (voice)
Jeff PidgeonGreen Aliens / Mr. Spell (voice)
Jack AngelRocky Gibraltar / Shark (voice)
Bob BergenGreen Army Men (voice)
Mary Kay BergmanJessie – yodeling / additional voices (voice)
Sheryl Bernstein(voice)
Rodger BumpassClerk (voice)
Corey BurtonWoody’s Roundup Announcer (voice)
Rachel Davey(voice)
Debi Derryberry(voice)
Jessica EvansWoman #2 (voice)
Bill FarmerMan #1 (voice)
Pat FraleyToy Store Buzz Lightyears (voice)
Jess HarnellMan #2 (voice)
John LasseterBlue Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot (voice)
Nicolette LittleLittle Girl at Yard Sale (voice)
Sherry LynnBarbie Girl (voice)
Mickie McGowanMom at yard sale (voice)
Phil ProctorSign-off voice / Airline rep / Mr. Konishi (voice)
Jan RabsonJapanese Businessman (voice)
Carly Schroeder(voice)
Madylin SweetenWoman #1 (voice)
Hannah UnkrichMolly Davis (voice)
Lee UnkrichRed Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot (voice)
Dave FoleyFlik the Ant (voice)
Robert GouletWheezy the Penguin (singing voice)
Kresimir MikicWoody
Frank WelkerBullseye / Buster (voice)
Ranko ZidaricBuzz Svjetlosni (Buzz Lightyear)

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