- The release of Toy Story 2
- The critical reception of Toy Story 2
- The commercial success of Toy Story 2
- The Academy Award nomination for Toy Story 2
- The Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Animated
- The Annie Award for Best Animated Feature
- The Special Achievement Academy Award for Toy Story 2
- The legacy of Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 was released in 1999 and was an instant classic. Many people consider it to be one of the best Pixar films ever made.
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Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter and produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. The sequel to the 1995 film Toy Story, the film features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, and John Ratzenberger. In the film, Andy leaves for Cowboy Camp, causing Woody to think he will be abandoned. Andy’s mother mistakenly puts Woody in a yard sale box with Buzz Lightyear and Jessie the cowgirl. While attempting to retrieve Woody, Buzz and Jessie are stolen by a greedy collector named Al McWhiggin. The toys embark on a daring rescue mission to save their friend before he is sold in Japan forever.
Toy Story 2 was one of the first films released on DVD and became Pixar’s first ho-to-do Blu-ray release when it came out in 2010. The film was generally well-received by critics and grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the second highest-grossing sequel of all time behind The Lion King’s Scar Takes Over (1997) and the highest-grossing animated film of 1999. It also became the seventh highest grossing film of all time at that time until Finding Nemo (2003) later surpassed it in 2002.
The release of Toy Story 2
In 1999, Toy Story 2 was released in theaters and became an instant classic. The film was a huge hit with audiences of all ages, and it went on to gross over $400 million at the worldwide box office. While there have been many great animated films released since then, Toy Story 2 remains one of the most beloved and popular movies of all time.
The critical reception of Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 was released in 1999 to critical acclaim. The film holds a 100% “Certified Fresh” rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 90 reviews with an average rating of 9.3/10. The site’s consensus reads, “Entertaining as both a nostalgia trip for adults and a fun adventure for younger viewers, Toy Story 2 uses its impressive animation to add new depth and breadth to an already memorable story.” On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has a score of 88 out of 100, based on 27 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”.
The commercial success of Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 was released in 1999 and was an instant commercial success. The film grossed over $534 million at the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-grossing film of that year and the second highest-grossing animated film of all time behind The Lion King.
The Academy Award nomination for Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter and written by Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, and Alec Sokolow from a story by Lasseter, Pete Docter, Stanton, and Joe Ranft. The sequel to 1995’s Toy Story, the film features the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear and Woody respectively, as well as Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney (in his final feature film role), Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, R. Lee Ermey (in his final voice acting role), Jodi Benson reprising her role as Barbie from Toy Story 3 (2010), John Morris reprising his role asAndy Davis from the original Toy Story films and Jeff Pidgeon reprising his roles as Wheezy and Rex from the original Toy Story films.
Pixar originally began developing a sequel to Toy Story in late 1995, shortly after the original film’s release. Pixar cancelled development of the sequel due to creative differences in late 1996; all work on the project ceased until Lasseter—who had been executive producer of the first film—was hired back by Pixar in mid-1997 to revisit Toy Story 2. Following disagreements with Pixar studio head Steve Jobs over a title for the film about whether it should focus on Woody or Buzz Lightyear (the main character of its predecessor), Lasseter scrapped approximately 70% of ideas developed during pre-producti
The Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Animated is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It is given in honor of an animated motion picture that has been released in the previous year.
The first ever recipient of this award was Toy Story 2, which was released in 1999.
The Annie Award for Best Animated Feature
Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter and produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. The sequel to 1995’s Toy Story, the film features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, Joan Cusack, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Ratzenberger and Tim Curry.
Set after the events of the first film, Woody is stolen by a toy collector named Al McWhiggin while on a trip to a toy store. Buzz Lightyear and the other toys organized by Andy’s mom delete themselves from Andy’s toys so that he won’t have to feel bad about leaving them behind when he goes to cowboy camp. Woody attempts to escape from Al’s apartment complex in an attempt to return home but is prevented from doing so by Stinky Pete the Prospector. Meanwhile, Buzz and the other toys mount a rescue mission to save Woody before he is shipped off to Japan where children will play with him forever.
The film was released on November 24, 1999, and grossed over $528 million worldwide. It received critical acclaim from critics; it is considered by many as one of Pixar’s best films ever made and one of the best sequels ever made. The film went on to win several awards including the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature.
The Special Achievement Academy Award for Toy Story 2
The Special Achievement Academy Award for Toy Story 2 is an award given by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to “honor an achievement that is worthy of special recognition but which, because of its nature, falls outside the scope of existing award categories.” It was first presented as a regular award category at the 52nd Academy Awards in 1980, when horror film Alien was honored with it. The following year, another horror film, The Exorcist, became the first film to be nominated for both the Special Achievement Award and a competitive Oscar (Best Sound Mixing). Toy Story 2 became the third film to win the award, and first animated film, when it was presented at the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000.
The legacy of Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter and written by Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter. The sequel to 1995’s Toy Story, the film features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts and Wayne Knight. In the film, Woody is stolen by a toy collector, prompting Buzz Lightyear and the other toys to vow to rescue him.
Upon its release on November 24, 1999, Toy Story 2 grossed $497 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing animated film of that year. The film received universal acclaim from critics and is widely considered one of the best sequels ever made; it is also often ranked among the greatest animated films ever made. It was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Original Song (“When She Loved Me”), Best Original Score and Best Animated Feature – becoming only the second sequel (after 1961’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians) to be nominated for Best Picture. It also became the first sequel to win in any category at the Annie Awards. Additional honors include three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, two BAFTA Award nominations for Film Not in English Language and Best Animated Film respectively (both lost to Persepolis), a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in an Animated Feature Film (lost to Brad Bird for The Iron Giant), seven Saturn Award nominations (winning all seven), four Hugo Award nominations (winning three) as well as wins from numerous critics groups. In 2007 it was inducted into the National Film Registry as being “culturally significant”. There were plans for a third Toy Story film but those plans were scrapped after Lasseter realized that further sequels would go against what he had originally intended with the franchise; instead he greenlit a sequel entitled Toy Story 3 in 2010 which was released nine years after its predecessor.
As of July 2010, the latest Toy Story movie is Toy Story 3, which was released in 2010.