- Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, Ned Beatty, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, R. Lee Ermey, Kristen Schaal, Laurie Metcalf, John Morris, Blake Clark, Tom Kenny, Jeff Garlin, Estelle Harris, Samantha Harvey, Emily Hahn, Teddy Newton, Bud Luckey, Beatrice Miller, Javier Fernandez Pena, Lori Alan, Charlie Bright, John Cygan, Jeff Pidgeon, Jack Angel, Jan Rabson, Richard Kind, Erik von Detten, Amber Kroner, Brianna Maiwand, Jack Willis
- Director: Lee Unkrich
- Writers: Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
- Producer: Darla K. Anderson
- Executive Producer: John Lasseter
- Art Direction: Juliet Pokorny
- Casting: Holly Dorff
- Music: Randy Newman
When Andy grows up and gets ready to leave for college, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and all the other toys end up being donated to Sunnyside Daycare by accident. There are plenty of spare parts and batteries at Sunnyside, plus lots of children, all ready for playtime. Unfortunately, being played with by the youngest toddlers turns out to be torture. And Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, the leader of the daycare toys, does nothing to help. To make matters worse, Buzz seems to have joined forces with Lotso. Only Woody is daring enough to plan an escape! Will he succeed and save the toys.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Production Budget: $190 million
- Production Companies: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
2010 Guide Analysis: "Hard to believe that at one time years ago, "Toy Story 2" was originally planned as a direct-to-video follow-up to the original 1995 hit. Early development was so good that they decided to go theatrical with it, the resulting sequel in 1999 is a film that many critics and filmgoers still consider the very best of Pixar's stellar work. Thus to say that anticipation for a third film is considerable would be among the biggest understatements of all time.
Originally developed at Disney alone, the Disney/Pixar deal caused the previous version of the script - in which the toys go to Taiwan to rescue a recalled Buzz Lightyear - to be scrapped. Instead the film was developed in-house as usual, starting with a script getting underway in late 2006 with contributions from Oscar-winning scribe Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"). From there work began in earnest, and in an unusual move the voice actors were all shown a complete story reel of the entire movie using temp voices and music with everyone essentially signing on immediately after.
There's always the possibility that Pixar could disappoint? Ha ha ha, yeah didn't believe that one either. The question won't be if it's any good, but rather how good. If it can equal or dare say top the second film, expect to not only see this amongst the biggest box-office earners next year, but also extremely high up on many a film critic's Yearly Top Ten lists."