Toy Story 2 (1999)
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Toy Story 2 is a 92-minute running computer-animated humor, adventure movie from America, which was released in 1999. The movie was produced by an American Emeryville-based Californian computer cartoon movie studio, the Pixar Animation Studios. The movie was released by an American movie production corporation and a part of The Walt Disney Studios, the Walt Disney Pictures. The movie was directed by an American movie director, animator, producer and screenwriter, John Lasseter, jointly with an American writer, animator and director, Ash Brannon and with Lee Unkrich, who was an American movie editor, director and screenwriter. The Toy Story 2 movie is the continuation of the Toy Story movie released during 1955.
Woody, a fictional character in the movie, is stolen by a doll collector, prompting another fictional character in the movie, Buzz Lightyear and his associates promise to save him. However, Woody gets the thought of immortality in a museum enticing. Several of the voices and original characters from the Toy Story movie returned for this follow-up, and numerous novel characters, including Barbie (articulated by Jodi Benson), Jessie (spoken by Joan Cusack), and Mrs. Potato Head (spoken by Estelle Harris), were brought in.
Initially, Disney envisioned the movie as a direct-to-video continuation. The Toy Story 2 movie started production in a construction, separated from Pixar Animation Studios, on a small scale, as the majority of the main Pixar employees were active, working on “A Bug's Life” movie. When the story of the movie reels established promising, Disney improved the movie to theatrical release, but Pixar was not satisfied with the quality of the movie. Lasseter, the director of the movie and the story group developed the whole plot again within one weekend. Even though most Pixar features acquire years to build up, the set up release date could not be stirred and the production plan for the Toy Story 2 movie was condensed into nine months.
In spite of production kicks, the Toy Story 2 movie opened during November 1999 to wildly victorious box office numbers, finally grossing in excess of $485 million, and highly optimistic critical reviews. The movie has been considered by audiences and critics equally to be one among the few sequels, which surpass the original, and it persists to be featured often on the lists of the best animated movies ever produced. The movie has seen a theatrical 3-D re-release during 2009 and numerous home media releases, 10 years following its first release. The success of the Toy Story 2 movie, led to the creation of Toy Story 3 during 2010, which was extremely successful, too.
Animation in the movie
While the story the Toy Story 2 movie approached the creation stage during early 1997, it was uncertain whether Pixar would create the movie, as the whole group of 300 was hectic, working on “A Bug's Life” movie for its 1998 release. By means of 95 employees, the Interactive Products Group had its personal art department, animators, and engineers. Under concentrated time-stress, they had publicized two victorious CD-ROM titles, such as The Toy Story Activity Center and The Toy Story Animated Storybook, during the preceding year. Between the two titles, the team had shaped as much original cartoon as there was available in the earlier Toy Story version. Steve Jobs, an American industrialist, inventor and marketer, decided to stop the operation of computer games and the employees became the primary core of the production team of the Toy Story 2 movie.
Nominations and awards
The Toy Story 2 movie won the 2000 Golden Globes, USA award for the Best Motion Picture category.
The movie won the 2000 ASCAP Film and Television Music award for the Top Box Office Films category.
It won the 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment award for the Best Favorite Family Film category.
The Toy Story 2 movie was nominated for the 2000 Academy Awards for the Best Music, Original Song category.