�TOY STORY 2,� THE HIT ANIMATED SEQUEL, AIRS ON ABC�S
�THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY,� SATURDAY, JUNE 10
The Voice Cast Includes Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer,
Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger and Annie Potts
Film Airs in HDTV Format with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
�Toy Story 2,� described by film critic Leonard Maltin as �one of the few sequels to live up to and top the original�,� will air in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound on �The Wonderful World of Disney,� SATURDAY, JUNE 10 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/4/01)
�Toy Story 2,� another box-office hit by the producers of �Toy Story� and �A Bug�s Life,� is an action-packed, animated adventure that tells the story of Sheriff Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks, �The Da Vinci Code,� �Castaway,� �Saving Private Ryan�). When Andy (John Morris, �Toy Story,� �The Nightmare Before Christmas�), the little boy who owns Woody, goes off to summer camp, Woody is in bad shape: He has a torn arm and is feeling neglected because Andy left him behind to collect dust on a shelf. An unscrupulous toy collector, Al McWhiggin (Wayne Knight, �Rat Race�), acquires Woody, repairs him and is ready to sell him for display in a Japanese toy museum.
Woody is at first delighted at the prospect and discovers he is part of a set of toys called The Roundup Gang which includes a cowgirl named Jessie (Joan Cusack, �School of Rock,� �High Fidelity,� �Runaway Bride�), a horse named Bullseye and a prospector named Stinky Pete (Kelsey Grammer, TV�s �Frasier�). Woody was even a TV star in the 1950s. Meanwhile, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen, �Galaxy Quest,� �The Santa Clause,� �TV�s �Home Improvement�) and Andy�s other toys mount a bold rescue mission and venture across town to retrieve Woody.
Randy Newman, who has won one Oscar and received ten Oscar nominations in music categories since 1985, was nominated in 2000 for �When She Loved Me,� sung in the movie by Joan Cusack�s character.
The film�s stellar voice cast includes Tom Hanks as Sheriff Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear of Star Command/Buzz Lightyear No. 2, Joan Cusack as Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl, Kelsey Grammer as Stinky Pete the Prospector, Don Rickles (�Toy Story�) as Mr. Potato Head, the late Jim Varney (�Ernest� series of movies) as Slinky Dog, Wallace Shawn as Rex, John Ratsenberger (TV�s �Cheers�) as Hamm, Annie Potts (�Toy Story�) as Bo Peep, Wayne Knight as Al McWhiggin (Chicken Man), John Morris as Andy Davis, Laurie Metcalf as Mrs. Davis and Yard Sale Woman, Estelle Harris as Mrs. Potato Head, R. Lee Ermey as Sarge and Jodi Benson as Tour Guide Barbie.
The 1999 animated feature was directed by Ash Brannon, John Lasseter (�Toy Story,� �A Bug�s Life�) and Lee Unkrich. The film was written by Andrew Stanton (�Monsters, Inc.,� �A Bug�s Life�), Rita Hsiao (�Mulan�), Doug Chamberlain and Chris Webb, from a story by Lasseter, Brannon, Peter Doctor and Stanton. The film is a production Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Productions. (CLOSED CAPTIONED)
This film carries a TV-G parental guideline.
�TOY STORY 2� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Toy Story 2� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.