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7716TOY STORY-b 2*TOY STORY 2*1999color92 mindvd (Directed by John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich; screenplay by John Lasseter, Peter Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlain, Chris Webb; with the vocal talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Jodi Benson) Although the toys look the same as in the 1995 feature, Pixar shows how much technology has advanced: the human characters look more human, backgrounds are superior and the two action sequences that book-end the film are dazzling. The film is packed with spoofs, easily accessible in-jokes and inspired voice casting. But as the Pixar canon of films illustrates, the filmmakers are storytellers first. Special features include: Short--Luxo Jr.; audio commentary by the filmmakers; outtakes. [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)