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|
|Buzz Lightyear||Tim Allen|
|Stinky Pete||Kelsey Grammer|
|Mr. Potato Head||Don Rickles|
|Slinky Dog||Jim Varney|
|Bo Peep||Annie Potts|
|Mrs. Potato Head||Estelle Harris|
|Sarge||R. Lee Ermey|
|Evil Emperor Zurg||Andrew Stanton|
|Squeeze Toy Aliens||Jeff Pidgeon|
|Mrs. Davis||Laurie Metcalf|
|Al McWhiggin||Wayne Knight|
In Other Languages
|Korean||토이 스토리 2|
|Thai||ทอย สตอรี่ 2|
- 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.
|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|
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
- http://disney.go.com/worldsofdisney/toystory2 (1999-2000)
- http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/toystory2 (2001-2009)
- http://www.pixar.com/featurefilms/ts2/index.html (November 2001–June 2012)
- http://www.pixar.com/features_films/TOY-STORY-2 (June 2012–March 2017)
- https://www.pixar.com/feature-films/toy-story-2 (April 2017–present)