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  • Summary: The sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody --The sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody -- who hasn't the slightest clue that he's a greatly valued collectible. (Disney/Pixar) Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. It not only pushes the computer-generated film envelope to the very edge, it's every bit as charming, funny and exciting as the original. In fact, I enjoyed it quite a bit more.
  2. Toy Story 2, like its forebear, will stand the test of time.
  3. One of those rare sequels that's even better than the original.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    90
    So funny and smart that holding it up against its predecessor is as pointless as comparing peak episodes of "Seinfeld."
  5. Toy Story had a simpler, stronger story and the advantage of being the first of its kind. But it's quickly apparent that TS2 represents a major step forward in computer-animation artistry.
  6. The kitsch is back in full bloom.
  7. 50
    If you (or your kids) loved Toy Story, you'll like Toy Story 2 as well. Just don't expect any big surprises.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 75
  2. Negative: 2 out of 75
  1. Apr 7, 2011
    10
    While the first one showed that animated movies can be made completely with cg animation, this one proved that animated sequels can indeed beWhile the first one showed that animated movies can be made completely with cg animation, this one proved that animated sequels can indeed be just as good as their predecessors (Shrek 2 and Toy Story 3 would prove this years later). Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2014
    10
    The sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue whenThe sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody -- who hasn't the slightest clue that he's a greatly valued collectible. Expand
  3. Nov 23, 2010
    10
    I love the sequel, I love 1, 2 and 3. I love everything from these movies.

    I love how they introduce the new characters and I love the
    I love the sequel, I love 1, 2 and 3. I love everything from these movies.

    I love how they introduce the new characters and I love the movie

    In some places, there moments which were funny and exciting.

    Brilliant just brilliant.
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  4. Jan 6, 2012
    10
    The second masterpiece from Pixar. While arguably not as good as it's predecessor, it contains many funny jokes, a loving plot and a wellThe second masterpiece from Pixar. While arguably not as good as it's predecessor, it contains many funny jokes, a loving plot and a well written and perfectly performed script. It doesn't age (which is nice) and is still one of the best animated films I have ever seen. Not quite as good as Toy Story 2, but is Pixar's 5th best film. Expand
  5. Apr 21, 2015
    9
    When Woody is mistakenly sold to an evil toy trader, the rest of the toys team up to save him.

    Toy Story 2 contains some great moments.
    When Woody is mistakenly sold to an evil toy trader, the rest of the toys team up to save him.

    Toy Story 2 contains some great moments. From a purely visual standpoint, few are better than the opening scenes, which show Buzz Lightyear zipping around the galaxy, ready to do battle with his Darth Vader-like nemesis, Zurg. With its ever-changing camera angles and intricately rendered detail, the sequence cannot fail to dazzle. Equally impressive are scenes where the toys attempt a "safe" crossing of a busy street (using red cones) and Buzz's visit to the "Buzz Lightyear" aisle in a Toys 'R Us-type toy store. Parodies are kept to a minimum, although there's a funny takeoff on a key element of the Star Wars series in addition to a quick, throw-away moment lifted from Jurassic Park. The movie also pokes fun at its own merchandising, even going so far as to offer a blueprint for a possible Toy Story video game.

    The camerawork is more interesting here than in either Toy Story or A Bug's Life. A real effort is made to duplicate the kinds of shots obtained though live-action cinematography. The camera moves around. There are distant shots and close ups. Lighting and filters are used to establish a mood (as in Jessie's remembrance of her days when she was a beloved toy). And there are times when techniques are employed to suggest a depth of field (such as making background objects slightly blurry).

    Voice casting is as good the second time around as it was the first. The principals are all back - Tom Hanks as the irrepressible Woody; Tim Allen as the heroic Buzz; Don Rickles as Mr. Potatohead; John Ratzenberger as Hamm, the piggy bank who keeps losing his change; Jim Varney as the stretchable slinky dog; and Annie Potts as Woody's flame, Bo Peep. New additions include Joan Cusack as Jessie the Cowgirl; Kelsey Grammar (who has one of the most versatile voices in the business) as Stinky Pete the Prospector; Wayne Knight as the unscrupulous toy salesman Al; and The Little Mermaid herself, Jodi Benson, as Tour Guide Barbie.

    Toy Story 2 is to "Toy Story" what "The Empire Strikes Back" was to its predecessor, a richer, more satisfying film in every respect.
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  6. Apr 6, 2015
    9
    toy story 2 is better then the first one. toy story 2 story is a little better then the first toy story and the charters are much better thentoy story 2 is better then the first one. toy story 2 story is a little better then the first toy story and the charters are much better then the first film. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2014
    3
    Toy Story 2 is just another dismal effort with inept characters and an implausible story. Any new characters added this time do nothing toToy Story 2 is just another dismal effort with inept characters and an implausible story. Any new characters added this time do nothing to help this franchise. Expand

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