REVIEW: TOY STORY 2
OVERVIEW: This Spring, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
(WDSHE) proudly presents the eagerly awaited high definition debuts of Disney•Pixar’s original
animated classics Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 2 2. In 1995, Toy Story 2 made history as the first
feature length computer animated film and, together with its beloved sequel Toy Story 2 2, helped establish
Disney•Pixar as creators of unrivaled quality family entertainment. Now, viewers can rediscover these
wondrous tales of what happens when humans leave the room - and toys come to life - as Toy Story 2
and Toy Story 2 2 debut on Disney Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack, followed seven weeks later by the
Special Edition DVDs.
For the first time ever, these two groundbreaking films will be presented with eye-popping 1080p high
definition picture and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound, along with hours of innovative new bonus
features. Also included are exclusive sneak peeks at Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2 3, hitting U.S. theaters
on June 18, 2010.
SYNOPSIS: A Golden Globe® Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical, Toy Story 2
become a favorite all across the world, garnering praise from fans and critics everywhere. It's "an
instant classic," raved New York Magazine. While Andy is away at summer camp, Woody is
toynapped by Al McWhiggin, a greedy collector who needs Andy's favorite toy to complete his
“Woody’s Roundup” collection. Together with Jessie (voiced by Joan Cusack), Bullseye, and the
Prospector, Woody is on his way to a museum where he'll spend the rest of his life behind glass. It's
up to Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex, and Slinky Dog to rescue their friend and remind him what
being a toy is all about.
In Toy Story 2, Andy is now a little older, but ends up hurting Woody feeling when he won't play with him because of a torn shoulder. Some how Woody ends up in a garage sale and in the hands of a toy collector. At the toy collector's house, Woody finally finds out where he came from. He is part of a collection that is make of
Bullseye, Woody's horse, Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (Joan Cusack ), and Stinky Pete the Prospector (Kelsey Grammer ). Buzz and the rest of the gang sneak out of Andy's room to try and rescue Woody. On the way there, Buzz meets his father and Mr. Potatoes Head saves the the lives of the three-eyed aliens. Oh and did I mention that Mrs. Potatoes Head (Estelle Harris) has some pretty hilarious scenes.
Disney Home Entertainment is
releasing the movies in High Definitions as special editions.
Watching these movies back in high definition was amazing. So,
if you get the change do not hesitate to take the opportunity to
see this. Do forget to watch for the credits of Toy Story 2 as
they have a hilarious gag reel.
All this is to get us ready for
Toy Story 3, this Summer, and from the trailer I've seen this
movie looks awesome; the plot of the movie has Andy going to
college and donating his toys to a children's day care. I can't
wait for this
BLU-RAY: The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.35:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless, with a high definition bringing to perfection the colorful animation of
the film. It doesn't look like this film was released 15
years ago. Not only the picture looks great in this release,
also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
(48kHz/24bit) that provides a good complement to the
picture. Very impressive sound. Like always Walt Disney Home
Entertainment has done it again with this release taking
care of every detail in this release.
In terms of Special Features,
the Toy Story 's two disc Blu-ray
includes all the original DVD features plus all-new
featurettes. All these new featurettes are fully detail at
the button of this page. The only disappointment in this release
for some will be the absent of DB-Live. For me the
disappointment is the absent of a digital copy. Lately we are
getting used to have our film in a mobile device.
Overall this is a blu-ray to
own, very few times I recommend upgrading a DVD title. And
Toy Story is one of those tittles that deserve an upgrade
even if it comes with an extra DVD copy. In my eyes this
film is a true classic. It is one of those films that are
hard to find these days. The Blu-ray looks great and should
not be missing in anybody's collection, however it is
unfortunately that it doesn't include a digital copy.
1080P Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) Enhanced for 16 x
DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby
Digital 5.1 Surround - Spanish French
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
Characters: An Exclusive Sneak Peek At Toy Story 3
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs:
Episode Two: International Space Station
- Buzz reports back about his adventure to the International Space Station.
Paths to Pixar: Technical Artists
- In this series of shorts, Pixar artists talk about their careerpath and share advice to aspiring filmmakers and animators.
Studio Stories: A series of amusing anecdotal shorts about life at
o “Toy Story 2 Sleep Deprivation Lab”
gives audiences an inside peek into the intense time pressures under which the Toy Story 2 editors found themselves.
o “Studio Stories: Pinocchio”
shows an impromptu competition between the animators
to decorate their workspace by throwing toys into the ceiling.
o “Studio Stories: The Movie Vanishes”
tells how a mischievous technical error almost erased all of Toy Story 2 from the computer system.
- A look at the creation of the live-action zoetrope that Pixar created to
capture the principles of animation in a live sculpture.
Celebrating our Friend Joe Ranft
- A tribute to beloved Disney and Pixar story man Joe
Ranft, regarded as one of the industry's most gifted story artists.
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