Toy Story 2

New this month Question: In the questions it mentions that Andy's mom would assume that he had removed him, but didn't the yard sale take place after Andy had gone to cowboy camp?

New this month Question: When the toys run into Zurg at the elevator, why is Zurg targeting only the belted Buzz instead of Andy's Buzz, too?

New this month Question: Given that the remote was right in front of her, how is it possible that Jessie could miss seeing who turned on the TV?

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New this month Answer: She simply didn't notice that the remote wasn't in front of her, and Pete must have been extra sneaky.

Question: During the introduction to Woody's Roundup, as Woody watches himself come through the swinging saloon doors, the area around his holster appears blurry. Was this in keeping with the degraded quality of the tape footage, or is this censorship of a gun?

Chosen answer: It isn't Woody's holster that's blurred, it's his hand. And yes, the blurred effect is due to the video tape's degeneration.

Question: When Al is talking to the Japanese man on the phone, he ends the phone call with "Don't touch my mustache." What does he mean by this? Is this a Japanese term that sounds like don't touch my mustache? (Similar to when everybody yells "have a paper bag!" at Harryhausen's in Monster's Inc?)

Chosen answer: "Douitashimashite" is the Japanese word for You're welcome. Phonetically, it sounds like "Don't touch my mustache." It's how we were taught to say it while living in Japan in the military. If you say it fast enough, you can sound like you are pronouncing the word decently enough (although clearly not THAT accurately.)

Shannon Jackson

Question: During the elevator fight scene, why was Rex scared of Zurg and his ion blaster? He must have known that Zurg was just a toy, and that he couldn't really hurt Utility Belt Buzz.

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Rex has played so much of the Buzz Lightyear video game that his concept of what is real and what is fake is a little skewed. Having a alternate Buzz with them, that does not believe he is a toy, does not help matters.

Question: Why is the Woody roundup toy collection not alive?

Chosen answer: Not all toys are alive. I believe Andy has some Lincoln Logs that we never see moving around. It's probably down to having vaguely human or animal characteristics that gives them life.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: Why is lots of the trivia in this film about A Bug's Life?

Chosen answer: Pixar movies typically carry trivia about their next project and "A Bug's Life" was supposed to be released after Toy Story 2. As it turns out, "A Bug's Life" was released in 1998, Toy Story 2 in 1999.

MovieFan612

Question: When the toys are trying to get into the big building, Rex comments that they can use balloons to float to the 23rd floor. Could this have possibly been a reference to Up, or just a coincidence? The teaser trailer for Wall-e shows that they had the idea for Wall-e almost 15 years before it being made, so was the idea of Up being developed around the time of Toy Story 2?

Chosen answer: It's pretty safe to say that this is purely a coincidence; most sources suggest that the idea for Up was developed in the very early 2000's, at least a couple of years after Toy Story 2 was released. It's possible that the seeds of the idea were in place prior to that, but, regardless, it's highly unlikely that Pixar would put in an intentional reference to a film that would not be released for another decade and would certainly not have been greenlit at the time.

Tailkinker

Question: Near the beginning, Buzz says something about drinking hot smores. What are smores?

Chosen answer: S'mores are chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers, held over a campfire to warm up, but many love it so much they just make them in the oven or microwave. It's said to have originated in the 1920's by the Girl Scouts and received its name when kids asked for "Some more!"

Super Grover

Question: During an outtake with the 3 aliens hanging from the roof of the car, one of them asks another if he made it into the first Toy Story movie. The other alien says, "On the letterbox (widescreen) copy." Is this true?

Chosen answer: Um, this is a joke. Pixar reframe their films for full-screen releases, so as not to lose any of the action, so, in terms of aliens appearing, there shouldn't be any difference between the widescreen and full-screen versions.

Tailkinker

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Buzz Lightyear: I'll never give in. You killed my father!
Emperor Zurg: No, Buzz. I *am* your father!
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In the original Toy Story Sid uses a magnifying glass to make a permanent burn mark on Woody's forehead. This seems to have disappeared for Toy Story 2.

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The voice of the Evil Emperor Zurg is Pixar director/screen-writer Andrew Stanton, who frequently voices minor characters in Pixar's films.

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