Toy Story 2 movie poster

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy-family film directed by John Lasseter and produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a sequel to the 1995 film Toy Story. It was followed by a second sequel, Toy Story 3, on 2010. The film was released on November 24, 1999 and was re-released in 3-D on October 2, 2009 in the United States.


A year after Andy moved to his new house, Andy is to go to camp, and intends to bring Woody with him. However, he unintentionally rips Woody's arm while playing with him and Buzz, and decides not to take him. Woody becomes mortified at his ripped arm and begins to believe Andy will forget about him. During a yard sale, Woody, along with Andy's dog Buster, attempt to rescue Wheezy, a toy penguin, from being sold away. However, a toy collector steals Woody and drives away. The other toys soon realize that the toy collector is Al McWhiggins, the owner of Al's Toy Barn. Determined to rescue Woody, Buzz sets off to Al's Toy Barn, followed by Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex, and Slinky Dog.

Woody is taken to Al's apartment and meets several other toys consisting of Jessie, Stinky Pete the Prospector, and Bullseye the horse. The trio reveal that Woody is a rare collector's item. Woody enjoys his stay at Al's apartment until he is told that they are being sold to a museum at Japan and refuses, stating he needs to return to Andy's house. Jessie immediately turns hostile towards Woody in response, shunning him. Woody's injured arm is later on completely torn off, much to his horror. After Al falls asleep, Woody makes an attempt to get his arm back from Al, but the television is suddenly turned on, awakening Al. Woody accuses Jessie of intentionally turning the remote on, leading to a physical confrontation between the two.

Buzz and the other toys arrive at Al's Toy Barn and search for Woody. In the process, Buzz is attacked by a second Buzz Lightyear action figure, who seals Buzz in a box and joins the other toys. Woody is repaired by a toy cleaner, but Jessie remains bitter towards him. Jessie eventually confesses to having been sold away by her original owner, and Woody is convinced by Stinky Pete to remain with them. Buzz escapes form the box and follows the other toys and Al to his apartment, but in the process releases Emperor Zurg, Buzz's arch-enemy, who pursues Buzz to the apartment. The other toys, upon reaching the apartment, attack the Roundup Gang and forcibly take Woody with them as Buzz arrives and reveals the other Buzz as a fraud. However, Woody refuses to return to Andy's house.

Woody realizes the error of his ways when he sees a television playing the song "You Got A Friend In Me", convincing Woody to return to Andy's and tries to convince the other Round-Up gang to come with him. However, Stinky Pete closes off the ventilation grate and reveals he was the one who switched on the remote to alert Al. Al returns and takes the Round-Up Gang to his car and drives off to the airport. Andy's toys and the second Buzz follow, but are attacked by Zurg, who battles the second Buzz. Zurg overpowers the second Buzz and reveals himself to be his father, much to his horror. Rex knocks Zurg down the elevator shaft, but he survives. The second Buzz stays behind with a reformed Zurg while the other toys follow Al's car.

The toys arrive at the airport and Woody and Stinky Pete fight each other after leaving the suitcase. Stinky Pete threatens to dismember Woody with his pickaxe, but the other toys arrive and overpower him before leaving him in a young girl's backpack. Bullseye is rescued by the toys, but Jessie is taken into the airplane. Woody follows and frees Jessie from the suitcase and the two escape through an opening between the airplane's tires, aided by Buzz and Bullseye. The toys return to Andy's house before Andy returns from camp, and Jessie and Bullseye's presence is rationalized by Andy as his mom having bought the toys. The toys celebrate by singing a rendition of "You've Got A Friend In Me".