Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


It all starts before cowboy camp. Andy accidentally tears Woody's arm, so he leaves him up on the shelf. He watches as another toy, Wheezy the squeeze-toy penguin, gets transferred over to a yard sale. After Woody rescues him, he is suddenly stolen by Al, a toy collector. This is a mission for Buzz Lightyear and several other toys to rescue him. Inside the apartment, Woody meets his "Roundup Gang" -- Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl, Bullseye, a horse, and the Prospector Stinky Pete. They even have their own TV show "Woody's Roundup". When Al comes back to film them, Woody's arm gets torn off, and now Al has to hire a cleaner to fix him. Meanwhile, the toys are going to Al's Toy Barn to find Woody. In one aisle, Buzz finds another Buzz Lightyear with a utility belt. After they fight, the other Buzz Lightyear puts Andy's Buzz into a box, and escapes with the other toys. Woody also chooses to stay with his gang and last forever, thinking that Andy will grow up and stop playing with toys. As for Al, the toys follow him as he celebrates being rich later on. After Andy's Buzz is Zurg. The Roundup toys are excited that they are going to Tokyo, Japan. But the other toys and Andy's Buzz try to take Woody home. But Woody doesn't let them, and chooses to stay... until he decides that Andy will play with all of them. But the Prospector blocks the door, and the Roundup toys, including Woody, are taken into the case. Buzz and the other toys chase after him by a Pizza Planet truck to the airport. Buzz manages to open the suitcase, but is knocked out by the Prospector, who ends up in a girl's backpack. The toys rescue Bullseye and Jessie, and when Andy comes back home, he is happy again with new toys.


Character's name Voiced by
Woody Tom Hanks
Buzz Lightyear Tim Allen
Jessie Joan Cusack
Bullseye N/A
Stinky Pete Kelsey Grammer
Mr. Potato Head Don Rickles
Slinky Dog Jim Varney
Rex Wallace Shawn
Hamm John Ratzenberger
Bo Peep Annie Potts
Mrs. Potato Head Estelle Harris
Sarge R. Lee Ermey
Barbie Jodi Benson
Wheezy Joe Ranft
Evil Emperor Zurg Andrew Stanton
Squeeze Toy Aliens Jeff Pidgeon
Andy John Morris
Mrs. Davis Laurie Metcalf
Al McWhiggin Wayne Knight
Flik Dave Foley
Heimlich Joe Ranft

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese トイ・ストーリー2
Chinese 玩具總動員2
Korean 토이 스토리 2
Thai ทอย สตอรี่ 2

Production timeline

  • March 12, 1997: The sequel film was officially announced by Pixar.
  • Q3 1997: Toy Story 2 was switched from originally being released as a direct-to-video sequel film to a feature film.
  • November 1997: The film's storyreels, accompanied by some finished animation, were viewed in a screening room at Pixar.
  • 1998: Toy Story 2 was slated for a late 1999 release in theaters.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer USA June 18, 1999
Theatrical trailer USA October 8, 1999
Original theatrical USA November 24, 1999
Original theatrical (with outtakes) USA December 25, 1999
VHS/DVD USA October 17, 2000
VHS/DVD Japan November 2, 2000
VHS/DVD UK November 6, 2000
VHS/DVD South Korea December 7, 2000
DVD (Special Edition) Japan November 23, 2005
DVD (Special Edition) South Korea November 23, 2005
DVD (Special Edition) UK November 28, 2005
DVD (Special Edition) USA December 27, 2005
3D re-release USA October 2, 2009
Blu-ray Disc UK March 8, 2010
Blu-ray Disc USA March 23, 2010
DVD (Single Disc Edition) USA May 11, 2010
Blu-ray 3D USA November 1, 2011
Digital Download USA November 1, 2011
Blu-ray 3D UK November 14, 2011
Digital HD USA October 2, 2012

This film was advertised on the following:

  1. My Favorite Martian (September 21, 1999)
  2. Doug's First Movie (September 21, 1999)
  3. Pinocchio (October 26, 1999)

Toy Story 2 grossed $245 million domestically and $483 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing animated film of 1999. By today's standards, this is about $360 million domestically and $710 million worldwide.

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for the Toy Story series


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