Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 makes for a creditable and faithful follow-up to its predecessor. As with the original, the film boasts state-of-the-art computer animation mixed with a fine, fun, and more or less wholesome story. It may seem odd to note strong direction in an animated work, but such is the case here, with flawless vocal performances from the actors, along with beautiful scenes and shots. But the tale of a lost toy, while engaging, never emotionally grabs hold of the audience. Good, but as a film for adults, not great.
**¾ (out of *****)
©2018 David R. George III
1999 • 92 MINUTES
PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS • WALT DISNEY PICTURES
• JOAN CUSACK (VOICE), KELSEY GRAMMER (VOICE), DON RICKLES (VOICE), JIM VARNEY (VOICE), WALLACE SHAWN (VOICE), JOHN RATZENBERGER (VOICE), ANNIE POTTS (VOICE), WAYNE KNIGHT (VOICE), JOHN MORRIS (VOICE), LAURIE METCALF (VOICE)
• JOHN LASSETER