Starring (voice): Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, Wayne Knight
Andy's toys are having a good time as usual. The only person not having a good time is Woody (Hanks) whose arm gets accidentally ripped while playing with Andy. Woody gets shelved where he finds an old toy, Wheezy the Penguin whom everyone had assumed was lost. A garage sale is coming up and Wheezy goes up for sale. Woody tries to save Wheezy but gets left behind and later stolen by Al (Knight) the owner of Al's Toy Store. A Japanese toy museum wants to show case toys of Woody and his Roundup Gang, but the toys are now rare and hard to find. Woody and his Roundup Gang comprise of Jessie (Cusack), Stinky Pete (Grammer) and Woody's horse Bullseye and were once a famous cartoon show and all their accessories and toys were very famous. A new era of space toys brought an end to Woody's show. Buzz Lightyear (Allen) swears to save Woody as an act of repayment for what Woody had done for him in the previous movie. With a few other toys, they undertake a perilous journey to get to Al's Toy Store and rescue Woody before it gets too late. The movie doesn't really give the same feeling its predecessor did and there always is this feeling that something is missing. The movie gets a bit boring at one point but swiftly picks up pace and improves. The animations are fabulous for a movie of its time and would do a good job in entertaining an 8-year-old. The previous movie had some high points and some very dramatic and gripping scenes which the second movie completely lacks. A great movie nonetheless with some scope for improvement.
Thumbs up: Animation, hugely entertaining
Thumbs down: Not as dramatic or gripping as the earlier movie