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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Toys Are Out Of The Vault!

A Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film
TOY STORY 2

The Smash Sequel to TOY STORY
Is Available On A SPECIAL EDITION 2-Disc DVD December 26

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BURBANK, Calif., August 31, 2005 – Winner of the 2000 Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, TOY STORY 2, is back in an all-new SPECIAL EDITION with newly remastered Dolby® 5.1 Surround Sound EX and DTS® 5.1 Surround Sound, and enhanced picture. This hilarious sequel to the 1995 blockbuster Toy Story reunites Academy Award®-winning actor Tom Hanks (Best Actor Philadelphia 1994; Best Actor Forrest Gump 1995) as Woody and renowned comedian Tim Allen (TV’s Home Improvement) as Buzz Lightyear.

Exciting new bonus features on TOY STORY 2 SPECIAL EDITION include deleted scenes and animated outtakes, a fun personality game to find out “Which Toy Are You?” and a sneak peek at the upcoming, highly-anticipated Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, Cars. More bonus features on this 2-disc DVD include behind-the-scenes peeks at the making of the film, how the characters were designed and created, production tours, animation tests, music and sound featurettes, and more. For the many fans who didn’t catch TOY STORY 2 on DVD upon its first release, this SPECIAL EDITION will be available for a limited time in stores December 26, 2005 for $29.99 (SRP).

TOY STORY 2 also features the all-star talents of the original Toy Story cast of Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenburger, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, Laurie Metcalf and the late Jim Varney. Joining the cast for all the fun is Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Knight, Estelle Harris, and Jodi Benson.

TOY STORY 2 SPECIAL EDITION

DISC ONE

Feature Film Presentation
Presented in Widescreen 1:77:1 aspect ratio with picture direct from Pixar’s digital source.

Remastered for optimum home theater experience by Academy Award. winner Gary Summers in both Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and DTS ES. (Gary Summers has won an Oscar®. for Best Sound for “Saving Private Ryan” 1999; “Titanic” 1998, and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” 1991.)

Filmmaker Audio Commentary
Watch the film along with Pixar director John Lasseter and his creative team including Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon and Andrew Stanton.

Sneak Peek – Rev up for Pixar’s All-New Animated Feature “CARS”
Take a look at Pixar Director John Lasseter’s newest film, Cars, and enter a world where race cars are athletes, restaurants are gas stations, and getting lost off the highway may lead you right where you belong.

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DISC TWO

TOY BOX - Open up a Toy Box for the whole family!

Outtakes
Watch as Woody, Buzz and the rest of the cast flub, fumble and fluster their way through their scenes in these hilarious, animated blunders.

Who’s The Coolest Toy?
Listen in as the cast and filmmakers weigh in on their favorite characters.

All-New WHICH TOY ARE YOU?
Are you more a Buzz or a Woody?
Join Hamm and Rex as they host this fun new game to test your personality and discover which Toy Story character you most resemble.

Ponkickies
Play rock-paper-scissors with Woody, Buzz and Jessie as they make a visit to Japan’s popular children’s program, Ponkickies 21.

Riders In The Sky Music Medley
Tap your toes and spin your partner as Riders In The Sky lead a musical tour through “Woody’s Roundup” and other classic western songs.

New “Making Toy Story 2”
Meet Director John Lasseter, along with other members of the Pixar team, and discover how they drew inspiration from ideas they developed for the original Toy Story in order to bring the world of Buzz and Woody back to life.

Deleted Scenes
A unique look at earlier versions of some of your favorite Toy Story 2 scenes. See the “Crossing the Road” sequence in its original form and find out how Woody initially ended up at the yard sale.

BEHIND THE SCENES

John Lasseter Profile

TOY STORY 2’s Cast of Characters

All-New Design Gallery Slideshows
Watch the evolution of the characters, sets and color design through these brand new slideshows assembled from hundreds of pieces of original art used to design Toy Story 2.

Story
See an early storyboard version of “Woody’s Nightmare” and watch “Jessie’s Song” with a multi-angle feature allowing you to compare the early storyboards to the final film.

PRODUCTION – Go inside Pixar to see how the world of Toy Story 2 was brought to life:

Designing Woody’s Past
Making Woody’s Roundup
Production Tour
Production Progression
Early Animation Tests
Special Effects
International Scene

PUBLICITY – Go back to see how the world first learned about Toy Story 2

Character Interviews

Get the low down on your favorite characters straight from the horse’s mouth. Bullseye makes a guest appearance as Woody and Buzz answer questions about Toy Story 2.

Trailers
TV Spots
Posters

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In TOY STORY 2, the toys are left on their own when their owner, Andy, heads off to Cowboy Camp. Just as Woody rescues Wheezy, the asthmatic squeeze-toy penguin, from a yard sale, he is stolen by a greedy toy collector, Al McWhiggin, the owner of Al's Toy Barn. Al takes him to his apartment where Woody discovers that he is no ordinary toy, but a rare collectible from a 1950's television show called "Woody's Roundup." Woody learns he isn't the only prized toy from the show as he meets the rest of the Roundup Gang - Jessie the cowgirl, Stinky Pete the prospector, and Woody's own trusty steed, Bullseye.

Woody learns that the Roundup Gang has been in storage for years as Al has hunted for a Woody doll to complete his collection so he can sell it to a Japanese toy museum where Woody and the gang will be displayed behind glass forever.

Back across town, Buzz Lightyear leads a daring rescue team of Hamm, Slinky Dog, Rex and Mr. Potato Head, to free Woody and remind him what being a toy is all about.

Ultimately, Woody must choose between going with his new friends, the Roundup Gang, with their chance at being admired forever in a museum, and his old friends, Andy's toys, to lead the short, but fun-filled life of a toy. This hilarious comedy classic raises the bar on family entertainment to infinity and beyond!

Returning to write the score as well as two original songs for TOY STORY 2 is Academy Award®-winning songwriter/composer Randy Newman (2002 Monsters, Inc., Original Song winner). Also contributing to the music of the movie is multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy Award® winner Sarah McLachlan who sings “When She Loved Me” (lyrics and music by Randy Newman), which was nominated in 2000 for an Oscar® for Best Original Song. Hit Western singing group “Riders in the Sky” sing the theme song from “Woody’s Roundup” TV show, and the legendary Robert Goulet lends his signature vocal styling to a big-band rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

TOY STORY 2 was directed by Pixar’s John Lasseter, who earned an Academy-Award. (“Special Achievement”) in 1995 for Toy Story. John Lasseter is also an Oscar.-winner for “Best Animated Short” (Tin Toy) 1988. Randy Newman was Oscar. nominated for TOY STORY 2 for Best Original Song “When She Loved Me” (2000). Newman is also an Oscar.- winner for the 2002 song “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monsters, Inc.


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STREET DATE: December 26, 2005
Direct prebook: October 31, 2005
Distributor prebook: November 14, 2005
Suggested retail price: : $29.99 (2-Disc DVD)
Rated: "G"
Bonus materials not rated nor subtitled.
Bonus materials subject to change.
Feature run time: Approximately 95 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
Sound: All-New Dolby® 5.1 Surround Sound EX
All-New DTS® 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English, Spanish, French audio tracks

About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created six of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Pixar has won 18 Academy Awards® and its six films have grossed more than $3.2 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio will release its next film, Cars, on June 9, 2006.

Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized industry leader. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Miramax, Dimension and Buena Vista videocassettes and DVDs.

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The Golden Girls: The Complete Third Season (November 22)
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Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition DVDs (November 29)
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"Gargoyles" Season 2, Volume 1 (December 6)
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