Review Date: November 30, 1999
Director: John Lasseter
Writer: A. Stanton, R. Hsiao, D. Chamberlain, C. Webb
Producers: Sarah McArthur
This film is not a revolution of the medium of film. I mean, honestly speaking, the animation isn't a thousand times better than the original or anything, but does remain quite spectacular on the big screen. But if you happen to be reading this review a few years after the film's original release, you may just scoff at my enthusiasm since the leaps and bounds which continue to be made in this burgeoning industry seem to leave much of their own ancestry flying in the wind. Buuuuut, at this point in time, I can honestly say that this film was a positively enjoyable treat. In fact, the first film seems more like a "set-up" for this one, a sketchpad used to clarify the actual creation of this complete animated "movie". In fact, most of this film takes place on the "outside" of the room in which the human being characters have become eerily lifelike. I can't wait until they start creating computer-generated pictures starring human characters in extraordinary situations...wow, things are really gonna be nuts! All in all, kudos to everyone associated with this exciting new-age cartoon adventure sure to satisfy all lighthearted people looking for a good time.
Of course, the biggest handshake should be reserved for the genius who actually thought to come up with an idea for a cartoon film based on the actual merchandise of the film (i.e. the toys)!! Wow, now what kind of merchandising exposure do you think we could get with this one, boss?!? Yikes, laughing all the way to the toy bank, eh fellas?