Toy Story 2

Corrected entry: In the first "Toy Story" film, it is established that Mister Potato Head cannot "see" when his eyes are detached, but in this film, there is a scene where Buzz uses his detached eyed to peer through a vent and around a 90 degree angle.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: His eyes can still see when they're detached. It's his body that can't see when they're detached. Mrs Potato Head's eye can also see when detached in Toy Story 3.


Corrected entry: When Buzz jumps on the back of Al's car and falls off, a feather drops out, which is later used as a clue to track down Al, as Al wears a chicken suit. Later we see Al in his apartment in the chicken suit. We get a very good look at the suit, and it is obvious that the feathers are painted or printed on. There are no real feathers - so the feather that fell from Al's trunk couldn't exist.


Correction: In the commercials when Al lies an egg, feathers fly up. That is where the feathers in the trunk come from.

Corrected entry: When Al tries to buy Woody, Andy's mom puts the doll in the lockbox with the yard sale cash. Al then pries open the box and takes Woody, leaving the cash. Andy's mom must be completely oblivious to the fact Woody was missing, since the next time she is seen is at the end noticing that Andy fixed Woody, as if he never left the shelf where she put him earlier. From Andy's perspective, his mother arranged Woody and the other toys on the bed, but from the mother's perspective, she put Woody on the shelf, he ends up in the yard sale, she puts him in the cash box, then finds the cash box empty, never puts Woody back in Andy's room, and yet is not shocked at all to see that Andy has Woody the morning after he gets back from camp. She never questions where Woody (or any of the other new toys, for that matter) actually came from. Given her immediate expression of curiosity about how Woody ended up in the yard sale, the lack of a reciprocal reaction to Woody's return at the end is an incongruity.


Correction: Mom just believes that Andy took Woody out of the cash box. She's running a yard sale and is being pulled in many directions. Believe me, it's not hard to forget a little detail like that. Not a stretch and certainly not as complicated as you try to make it.


Corrected entry: As the plane is rolling down the runway, Woody tells Buzz and Bullseye to get behind the tires. The plane rotates only moments after Woody and Jessie swing off of the plane and on to Bullseye's back, which means that Bullseye would have had to be running at least 150 mph to keep up.

Correction: How is this a mistake? There's nothing that says that Bullseye can't run that fast. Sure, it's a high speed, but this is a movie about living toys. We have no idea what they are capable of.

Corrected entry: In this movie, Woody's horse's name is Bullseye. But in the first movie, when Woody gets his pull-string caught on the stair-railing in Sid's house, you can hear him call his horse "Thunder."

Correction: He says "partner" not thunder.

Corrected entry: The name of the toy store is Al's Toy Barn. In the previous Toy Story, the commercial Buzz saw about himself said that Buzz Lightyear was sold at Al's Toy Barn.

Correction: Pointing out continuity between a film and its sequel is not trivia.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Rex tells Buzz 2 about how to defeat Zurg, Buzz makes 'notes' on his "computer" on his arm, and it starts to make beeping noises. It is really a sticker and therefore shouldn't be making any beeping noises.

Correction: It was a sticker on the original Buzz Lightyear. Remember that this is an updated version, they may have added beeping noises when the computer panel is pressed.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: In Al's office, there is an abstracted version of a shot from A Bug's Life. The shot was reportedly abstracted to prevent people from identifying the shot until they got the video version and looked hard at it.

Correction: This is too vague. I have watched every scene in Al's office and living area, frame by frame, and I see no such sketch. Is it in the office where he faxes the photos to Japan? Is it in the office where he stores the collection and naps on the sofa?


Corrected entry: Within the first opening minutes of Toy Story 2, when Andy is playing with the toys before he has to leave for Cowboy Camp, Andy uses RC's remote to get RC to knock down Pig. Though in Toy Story 1, at the end of the movie when RC's batteries die, Woody throws the remote down, not picking it back up after he lights the rocket. Therefore Andy wouldn't be able to use RC again because he doesn't have the remote anymore.


Correction: It's seen that Andy labels his toys and the truck hasn't left Andy's neighborhood. Someone who knows they are moving could have found it and called his mom and returned it before they left the city or mailed it to them. Its a bit of a reach, but since the remote is there in the sequel, not impossible.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: Toys have been shown to not come alive until they are taken out of their box (Buzz in the first movie and in this movie). However, Stinky Pete has never left his box and is still alive.

Correction: It is never stated toys don't come alive until they are unwrapped. Perhaps the toys are just waiting to come alive until they are bought. They are simply putting on a charade to make people think that they're toys.

Brad Premium member

Corrected entry: Before Emily and Jessie fall into the pile of leaves, you can see Emily's face. She has a little boy face -- Andy's face.

Correction: Facial features do not define gender. Little boys are often mistaken for little girls (and vice versa). Heck, sometimes adult men are mistaken for adult women. And some people look alike.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Al mentions that he's going to sell the entire Woody's Round-Up toy collection to a Japanese collector, who only wants the collection if it's complete. When Al first finds Woody at the yard sale, he makes a big deal about the fact that Woody still has his original cowboy hat (because an incomplete toy would be worthless to him). Well, Woody has a gun holster, so doesn't that mean he's still missing his gun? (I'm sure the real reason no gun is ever alluded to is because this is a kids' movie and guns aren't very kid-friendly, but still.).

Correction: Woody never had a gun, even in the old black-and-white movies when he was a puppet. So no gun is ever missing and Woody is complete with no gun.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: If Woody was made in the 50's, shouldn't he have had a previous owner like Jessie did? Andy's mom said he is a family toy, so he must have lived through the changes of a previous owner, and should understand what Jessie was going through, yet he acts as if he didn't know anything.

Correction: If Woody's a family toy, then he may well have been passed down the generations from loving owner to loving owner, not abandoned like Jessie was, so, while he'd understand the change of owner idea, he wouldn't understand her specific experience as he's never been left alone.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Woody is watching the "Woody's Roundup" movie, you can see the strings used to control the characters.

Correction: That's the joke. The production values of "Woody's Roundup" are so low that the strings are visible, rather like Thunderbirds.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the toys are in the pet carrier at the airport, they pick the pet carrier up slightly and walk. They never remove the bottom, and I've never seen a pet carrier without one.

Correction: But I have seen a pet cage with holes in the floor.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When the toys are on the top of the elevator, they get off at a vent on the 23rd floor. When they reach the other end of the vent, they are near the floor of Al's apartment. For the top of the elevator to be on the bottom of the 23rd floor, it would have to be going to the 22nd floor. This is not the case because the toys get back on the top of the elevator later as Al gets in on the 23rd floor.

Correction: If they entered a vent near the ceiling, and the venting angled or turned downward, they would come out near the floor. This is what must have happened.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: During the scene the toys are crossing the road to Al's Toy Barn the traffic light changes too fast. As soon as it hits red on one side it'll go to green instantly for the opposite lane of traffic. It does this a couple times during the scene. In reality there should be a 3 or 4 second delay between red to green changes.


Correction: There is no rule or law that lights have to wait a few seconds to change to green after one has turned red. Some lights in real life do change instantly as it adds up to too much time waiting to change, but not every light will wait a few seconds before changing.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Pete and Woody are fighting on the conveyor belt in the airport the word "ANDY" can be seen on his foot. This is after the cleaner painted over it.

Correction: During the song that TV Woody plays/sings before the mentioned scene, the real woody scratches off most of the paint. This makes Andy's name visible again.

Susan Kirk

Corrected entry: When Hamm is flipping through the channels,you see the clown similar to the one on the Twisted Metal games showing his middle finger. I wonder how they got that in a G-rated movie....

Correction: If you pause a DVD you can see that the clown in not giving you the bird. What you may mistake as his middle finger is really the bottom half of his eye.

Corrected entry: When the toys watch the old "Woody's Roundup" show, the dynamite fuse gets longer in between shots of Jesse and Prospector in the mines.

Correction: Whats shown is a show from the 1950's, when production values weren't quite so high - this is mistake within the world of the movie, and not necessarily a mistake by the filmmakers.

Corrected entry: When Al dropped the cheese puffs, they wouldn't have spread across the room like that, most would have stayed under the bowl.


Correction: Since we don't actually see him drop the bowl, there is now way to know how it should have landed.

Corrected entry: When Woody is talking to Bo Peep at the very end of the movie, you can see that there is a calendar and a lamp to the left of the window. They have magically disappeared by the time Wheezy launches into his song.


Correction: They are both still there when Wheezy goes near the desk. Even in the mid-range shot you can see the corner of the calendar to the left of Bo Peep.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When the toys first enter the Pizza Planet truck to chase after Al, you can see that the glove box is already open, but then later during the chase it pops open (no bouncing of it involved, it opens with a full "click") and spills its contents on Hamm.

Correction: The glove box is on the right of the car and it's closed when they get in. What you see when they get in are some open compartments next to the steering wheel with maps, papers, junk etc. Later on in the scene the actual glove box opens on Hamm.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Al is asleep on the couch holding the bowl of cheese puffs, before he drops the bowl only his thumb and middle finger are orange, then after he drops it and you see his hand hanging there all his fingers are orange.


Correction: All the fingers are orange. Before he drops the bowl you can only see three of his fingers (including his thumb) and all are orange. Even in slow motion you can see the other two fingers are orange on the inside of his hand.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where the toys are crossing the road, the traffic lights are facing towards the screen, but the cars actually are coming from the other side. This is not possible unless the traffic rules have changed.

Correction: It is a standard, regular, cross-intersection where opposite (facing) lines of traffic are allowed to proceed at the same time. The position of the camera would be the same as someone, not in the speeding traffic we see, but in a lane facing those cars, allowed to proceed at that same time.

Corrected entry: Although Mrs. Potato Head packs him his "angry eyes", it has already been proven that he can make his existing eyes angry.(In Toy Story, they show a close up of Mr. Potato Head's eyes as he is accusing Woody.)

Correction: It doesn't matter that he doesn't need them, Mr Potato Head's over-protective wife packs them "just in case".

Corrected entry: When Woody's arm is cut while playing with Andy before Andy leaves for camp, Woody's arm is not movable. However, near the end of the movie in the baggage ports when Woody and Stinky Pete are fighting, Stinky Pete cuts the same arm that Woody cut before but Woody still continues to have use of the arm afterwards.

Correction: Like in real life, some injuries are more severe than others. The one Stinky Pete gave Woody was considerably smaller than the one Andy gave Woody.

Corrected entry: Typically when any manufacturer makes the star of the show more are made and if Woody was the star he would have most likely been the easiest to find, it's the secondary characters that are the hardest to find because children all want the hero character and it was obviously popular because of the sponsorship and all the other merchandise.

Correction: Al could have found only worn, damaged ones with a missing hat. So many kids would buy one, but subsequently lose the hat or damage it from rough play. Andy kept his in good condition though, didn't he?

Corrected entry: Woody discovers Wheezy the penguin underneath a book on the top shelf. However, when Andy's mom first puts Woody up on the shelf, you can clearly see underneath that book and there is nothing there.

Correction: When she FIRST puts him up there. He's on the shelf long enough to be covered with dust. Anyone could have put the book up there in the meantime.

Corrected entry: When Buzz is flying around in the beginning there are rocks suspended in the air in Zero gravity. When he switches off his rocket, he lands under the influence of gravity.

Correction: The scene takes place in a video game within the movie. The video-game developer, just like many of those in real life, may not feel bound by physical laws.

According to IMDb, this was an editing mistake, but John Lasseter opted to leave it in the film.

Corrected entry: When the guy from Al's Toy Barn steals Woody from the yard sale and Buzz is chasing him the car the guy is driving is blue but when he enters the city the car is yellow.

Correction: The car is actually aqua, or bluish-green. It changes color frequently from light blue to a greenish tinge to a slight yellow during the film depending on the color and brightness and direction of the light that strikes it, exactly as a real car that color would do. Mostly, however, it remains bluish-green.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: There is a massive car accident in the middle of downtown. This happens when the Toys are crossing the street to get to Al's Toy Barn. The toys are only in the store for a short time. When they leave the store, The accident is all cleared. An accident of the scope shown in the movie would take all day to clean up.

Correction: The toys arrive at the store very early in the morning (the store isn't open for business yet, and the Cleaner, who was told to show up "first thing in the morning", hasn't arrived at Al's apartment yet). By the time the toys leave the store, the color of the lighting, the increase in general ambient light, and the positioning of the shadows indicate that it's much later in the day. Much of the time spent searching for Woody (and the time the Cleaner spent fixing Woody up) was time-compressed - a common filmmaking technique.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: When Woody kicks the record player up to "78", the stylus moves far across the record, yet the song continues uninterrupted.

rabid anarchist

Correction: The song does not continue "uninterrupted". The instant the needle jumps to the new groove, the music shifts to the instrumental theme from the beginning of the song - which is right where it should be since the stylus moved further out on the record. You can easily hear the scratching sound that it makes as it skips to the new location.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: In the first movie, Andy's mom is a brunette with long hair. In the second movie, she has short blond hair. Even if she cut and dyed her hair, her face appears entirely different between both movies.

Correction: Her hair IS cut and dyed, as is evidenced by the fact that you can still see the dark roots showing. As for her facial features, that's a matter of personal opinion. The structure and shape looks identical to me. It's likely that the different hairstyle makes the face APPEAR different; this is a common phenomenon that hairdressers use to their advantage.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: Do you really think the Super Nintendo could generate a fully 3D alien terrain, a steel shaft with dazzling light effects, and a tall steel tower for a Buzz Lightyear video game?

Correction: No, but the idea is that the first-time viewer thinks the movie begins with Buzz's quest actually happening, hence the "shock" of seeing him killed at the start of the movie. A more realistic videogame picture would have given the game away too soon.

Corrected entry: In the first film Mr. Potato Head has no compartment to put his accessories in, but in the second film, he has one.

Correction: They didn't show the compartment in the first one.

Corrected entry: When Woody tries to retrieve his arm from Al, the TV 'magically' turns on, Al wakes up and jumps out of his couch, but wouldn't we hear some crunching because he just jumped on a lot of cheese puffs?

Correction: The cheese puffs breaking are really a very quiet sound; they only sound loud when there's no other sound around, such as when Woody is sneaking. Whe Al wakes up, there's Al clumping around plus the noise of the video that woke him, and it's unlikely that some cheese puffs breaking would be heard over that.

Moose Premium member

Corrected entry: It would be impossible for just one of Mr. Potato Head's feet to be stuck in the gum(in the street crossing scene). Feet for Mr. Potato head are made in one piece, as shown when he tries to put on his "angry eyes."

Correction: If you look closely, Mr Potato Head's feet are always separate during the movie - when he puts them on after they enter Al's apartment, he uses both hands, one either side... This is just one of the many compromises the film-makers had to make to ensure reasonable movement of the characters. He couldn't have walked at all with joined-up feet.

Corrected entry: On the Prospector's box in the upper right, it says he can say 9 different things by pulling his pull-string. Funny thing is, he doesn't have one.

Correction: Sure he does. The white ring is visible every time we get a rear view.

Corrected entry: When Al finds Woody in the yard sale and tries to buy it, Andy's mom says it's a family toy and takes it away from Al. Then she locks Woody in the box where she's keeping the money. Al creates a diversion and then steals Woody from the box. Not only does Andy's mom not realise that Woody has been stolen, but she is not even surprised when at the end of the film Andy shows her he has fixed Woody. Didn't she see that the box had been opened and Woody had disappeared? Why wasn't she surprised when Woody reappeared in Andy's bedroom? Not to mention the mysterious appearance of 5 new toys that hadn't been there before...

Correction: We don't see any of Andy's mom after the yard sale until the very end of the film. It's reasonable to assume that she DID wonder where he went and was curious about how he turned up again. As for the "mysterious appearance of 5 new toys", once again, we never see Andy's mom's reaction to the new toys. She would probably have been rather confused as to how they got there, but we simply never see her reaction.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: When Woody and Jessie jump off the airplane and are saved by Buzz, you see that shortly after they get off, the plane takes off. In the next few seconds another plane comes in for a landing. The tire flies over the heads of the characters and then lands. It is impossible for a plane to be landing and stopping before the end of the runway where the other plane took off just moments before.

Correction: Depends on the runway layout and the airport layout. Some airports (LAX and Logan for example) have very long single stretches of runway separated by strips that crisscross them. The landing plane could have come down short of the "starting" point for the next runway but would still have plenty of space ahead to stop.

Phil C.

Corrected entry: When Woody tries to get his arm back from a sleeping Al, the main light source is the TV. We know this because the scene fades into the TV ending a program and staying on with Al sleeping. Woody just about has his arm, and the same TV suddenly gets turned on again without ever being turned off.

Correction: That's because when Woody was first walking over to Al, there was a program ending. After it stopped there was just snow. Right when he was about to get his arm was where Pete came out of his box, and he hit play which turned on a video tape of Woody's Round Up. So the TV never had to be turned off


Corrected entry: What kind of electrical outlets does Andy have in his room? It's best seen when Bo-Peep, her sheep, and a troll enter the room at the beginning. The outlet has holes for the upper two rectangle pieces on a plug, but not for the lower circular piece. What's supposed to be plugged into one of those? He has a lamp plugged into one near his bed... weird.


Correction: This may not be a common thing but it is realistic in homes. Many appliances don't need to be grounded, so some outlets are the basic two prong, without the ground hole.

Corrected entry: When the guy (Big Al?) faxes Woody's photo to the potential buyer in Japan, he puts the paper in the fax machine with the photo facing up (so we can see it) - faxes are sent face down - the photo couldn't have been sent.

Correction: Some fax machines do work that way

Corrected entry: When Buzz opens Al's trunk it opens but, in the 2nd shot of the car the trunk is closed.

Correction: The car bounces so hard that the trunk closes.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Woody realises he was "Famous" in the '50's, there is a "Life" magazine dated January 12, 1957 on the ground that has the headline, "Sputnik - 1st photos revealed" on it, but Sputnik was not launched until October 4th, 1957. The reason that this date was used is it is the director John Lassiter's birthday.

Correction: Could be photos of Sputnik being built.

Corrected entry: When the real Buzz is chasing after the others to Al's apt he has a traffic cone over him, but is still able to notice the open vent as he runs by.

Correction: He doesn't notice the open vent, he notices the other toys' footprints in the dirt.

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