Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rating: G (General Audience)
Runtime: 92 minutes
For kids who can't get enough of the Toy Story phenomenon, Disney offers this read-along DVD as an educational companion to the popular sequel. It doesn't serve as a replacement for the full-length feature, however--the story is boiled down to a more manageable 16 minutes. Stills are accompanied by dialogue from the movie, voiced by the original actors, plus narration by Steven Weber (Wings). Words appear along the bottom of the screen in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Three musical numbers are represented the same way so children can sing along to "You've Got a Friend in Me," "When She Loved Me," and "Woody's Roundup." Riders in the Sky's video for "Woody's Roundup" is also included, along with 20 vocabulary words (accompanied by pictures), a magic puzzle, and interactive content. (Ages 3 to 6) --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Stinky Pete the Prospector:
How long will it last, Woody? Do you really think Andy is going to take you to college, or on his honeymoon? Andy's growing up, and there's nothing you can do about it. It's your choice, Woody. You can go back, or you can stay with us and last forever. You'll be adored by children for generations.
Who am I to break up the Roundup Gang?
Look Jessie, I know you hate me for leaving, but I have to go back. I'm still Andy's toy. Well, if you knew him, you'd understand. See, Andy's...
Let me guess. Andy's a real special kid, and to him, you're his buddy, his best friend, and when Andy plays with you it's like... even though you're not moving, you feel like you're alive, because that's how he sees you.
How did you know that?
Because Emily was just the same. She was my whole world.
Excuse me. Could any of you ladies tell us where we can find the Al of Al's Toy Barn?
Tour guide Barbie:
I can. I'm Tour Guide Barbie. Please keep your arms in the car at all times, and no flash photogtaphy. Thank you.
Mr. Potato Head:
I'm a married spud, I'm a married spud...
Then make way for the single fellas.