Toy Story 2 is an action packed, heart warming, and humorous film directed by John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, and Ash Brannon. This 1999 film goes to infinity and beyond with an incredible group of cast and characters that create this spectacular show from Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios with a budget of 90 million USD and the box office at 497.4 million.
The story begins with Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) blasting from outer space and landing somewhere unknown, where he is stranded and forced to face off against his enemy Emperor Zurg (Andrew Stanton). The audience feels confident in Buzzs hero abilities, up until half of Buzzs body is shot and incinerated. All our favorite characters from the past are brought onto the screen with Rex (Wallace Shawn) while he plays the Buzz Lightyear video game. This creative beginning hooks the audience and completely leaves one mesmerized. The action continues and excels as Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang try to get back their friend, Wheezy (Joe Ranft), from being sold at Andys yard sale but are surprisingly withheld by a toy dealer Al McWhiggin (Wayne Knight) that steals Woody away. The rest of the movie focuses on two journeys. One with Buzz and his friends trying to rescue Woody and the other with Woody trying to escape from being dolled up for sale. In Woodys adventure we meet a new group of toys such as Stinky Pete (Kelsey Grammer), Bullseye, and Jessie. Jessies character is stuck on the idea that being sold is great, because of her tragic past in which she was abandoned. This is the saddest story that shatters our hearts as we hear Jessie recount her feelings of being forgotten. This scene is captivating and beautifully played by Joan Cusack, who creates a tragic and unforgettable performance through her passionate acting that leaves the audience with a sad reality: we all grow up.
Woody realizes the reality that Andy will one day grow up just like all the other kids will too.This news, although obvious, strongly impacts him. He loses the happiness he once had for Andy and the amazing feeling of being played with and he sends himself into deep depression, thinking about how one day he too will be forgotten.
The other characters reveal to him his true identity as a valuable collectible from a once-popular television show called Woodys Roundup. The new group of characters tries to persuade Woody to stay with them and Woody, feeling hopeless, agrees that being sold is for his best.
He reluctantly sides with them and as Buzz and the others find Woody he decides not to go back with them to Andy. It is during this separation of friends that Woody realizes the true meaning behind being a toy, to create happiness and love. He knows that although love is crazy he has to try to go back to Andy to take that risk and keep the real treasures, your friends and family together.
An adventure unfolds from here as both protagonists, Woody and Buzz desperately try to find each other in order to return back home to Andy. The performances from all the actors were phenomenal and crucial in creating the magic that all Disney and Pixar films have. The producers of this film did an excellent job. They made a classic movie that will be shown and remembered for generations to come, so that people of all ages can enjoy the message that Toy Story brings to the screen. Many people have considered this a clever, riotous tale that has broken technological ground. It is a sequel that: provides more laughter and satisfaction. I believe that it is one of Disneys best works! The animation and acting is on spot throughout every scene of the film. Toy story 2 is a movie that everyone must watch at least once in their life. It brings up the value of having a happy childhood and continuing to have a happy life, although growing up is part of the process. Find this thrilling adventure of Woody and his gang, and remember we all grow up so savor moments like these when our childhood can be replayed on screen!