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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Toy Story 2
The Ultimate Toy Box
Genre: Computer Animation
Reviewed In Issue 44 (Dec 2000) Of Widescreen Review®
The Voice Talents Of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Kinght, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson, Jonathan Harris, Joe Ranft, Andrew Stanton & Jeff Pidgeon
First know that the two movie discs are not the same, in terms of extras, as those found in the 2-Pack. This Toy Story disc offers audio commentary with director John Lasseter, technical director Bill Reeves, writers Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter, art director Ralph Eggleston, and producers Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold. There is also a making-of featurette, The Story Behind Toy Story, Toy Story Treats (little character snippets), on-set
The sequel to Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios groundbreaking hit is Toy Story 2. All the favorites are back with some terrific new toys. This time, Woody (Hanks)-now a valuable collector
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a beautiful digital-to-digital transfer, with superb image quality in all aspects. Like the original Toy Story, colors are rich and vibrant with excellent balance. Images are sharp and finely detailed into "backgrounds." The amount of detail seen in this movie is absolutely breathtaking and revealing of how much care went into its creation. Contrast and "shadow delineation" are superb, with excellent visual information in the darker scenes. There are no distractions, though, for the record, one instance revealed a slight shimmer in the picture. The visuals are absolutely stunning.
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