Toy Story 2
Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Woody (Tom Hanks) and the rest of the toys in Andy's playroom are back! This time, when Andy goes off to cowboy camp, an obsessive collector kidnaps Woody, and it's up to Buzz and the gang to save their pal.
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- John Lasseter
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 2000 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- 2000 Academy Award®
- Best Music Song nominee
GGeneral audiences. All ages admitted.
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; Toy Story 3 sneak peek; Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: International Space Station; Paths to Pixar: Technical Artists; Studio Stories: Toy Story 2 Sleep Deprivation Lab; Studio Stories: Pinocchio; Studio Stories: The Movie Vanishes; Pixar's Zoetrop; Celebrating Our Friend Joe Ranft.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this Toy Story sequel is just as delightful as the first movie (as is the next one in the series, Toy Story 3). The plot again finds the toys banding together to rescue a fellow toy in peril; the fact that characters are separated from their loved ones could scare or upset the youngest viewers. There are also some tense scenes with characters in danger (though no one gets seriously hurt) and a very poignant sequence involving Jessie the Cowgirl. But there's no sex, strong language, drinking, or other iffy content, and kids who watch will take away positive messages about teamwork, friendship, and loyalty. Note: The 3-D version of the movie includes a couple of brief scenes that might spook the youngest viewers, like the evil Zurg trying to blast Buzz, but otherwise the digital effects are played for laughs (or, as the green squeeze-toy aliens would say, "Oooh ... aaah").
- Sexual Content
- Very mild flirting between toy characters.
- Some tense scenes show the main characters in peril. Some slapstick falls; characters fight/grapple (but no one is seriously hurt). One battle scene turns out to be from a video game. In the 3-D version, a couple of scenes can be briefly scary, like when Buzz's nemesis Zurg is featured. Characters' separation from their friends/loved ones could be upsetting to some younger kids.
- Mild insults like "idiot" and "shut up."
- Social Behavior
- The movie has strong positive themes about loyalty, friendship, and teamwork. Characters learn lessons about themselves and others. Strong message about enjoying life's joys.
- Several of the Toy Story characters are recognizable brands (like Barbie, Ken, and Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head). And beyond that, the Toy Story franchise has the potential for the most merchandising tie-ins of any kid-targeted movie series. Toys, action figures, books, party supplies, plush dolls, you name it -- Disney's Toy Story characters are everywhere, especially kid favorites Woody and Buzz Lightyear. A large part of the movie takes place inside a toy store; companies/brands like Playskool and Mattel are mentioned by name -- other toy brands depicted include Operation, Tinker Toys, and Mouse Trap.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it