38 Hidden Scenes in Toy Story 2

Following is our collection of Toy Story 2 facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Toy Story 2 film message.

When Al is about to hang up with the Japanese Toy museum buying Woody. He says "Don't touch my mustache". This is him mispronouncing. "????????" (D?itashimashite) which means You're Welcome in Japanese.
When Al is about to hang up with the Japanese Toy museum buying Woody. He says "Don't touch my mustache". This is him mispronouncing. "????????" (D?itashimashite) which means You're Welcome in Japanese.
Toy Story 2 (1999) was nearly deleted when an animator accidentally put an erasing code in the wrong spot. Pixar co-founder Edwin Catmull: "First Woody's hat disappeared. Then his boots. Then he disappeared entirely." Luckily supervising technical director Galyn Susman had a backup at home.
Toy Story 2 (1999) was nearly deleted when an animator accidentally put an erasing code in the wrong spot. Pixar co-founder Edwin Catmull: "First Woody's hat disappeared. Then his boots. Then he disappeared entirely." Luckily supervising technical director Galyn Susman had a backup at home.

Toy Story 2 Movie Trivia Facts

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The animators had a short time to finish before the deadline due to rewrites and technical issues. So to save time, they re-used several models. Such as the Pizza Planet Truck, Geri from Geri's Game, the tree from A Bug's Life, some terrain from A Bug's Life, and more.

  2. Al gets excited and says "Don't Touch My Moustache" which is a common mnemonic to remember the Japanese word for "you're welcome" (doitashimashite - ???????)

Toy Story 2 Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The three aliens Mr. Potato Head saves are still harassing him right up to the point Andy returns from Cowboy Camp
    The three aliens Mr. Potato Head saves are still harassing him right up to the point Andy returns from Cowboy Camp
  • Geri from the famous Pixar short 'Geri's Game' that played before 'A Bug's Life' (1998), is also the man who cleans up Woody to sell in Toy Story 2 (1999)

  • 1 - Jessie, after meeting Woody, exclaims "Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!" This is a reference to Tom Hanks, the voice of woody, being related to the president through Lincoln's mother.
    Jessie, after meeting Woody, exclaims "Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!" This is a reference to Tom Hanks, the voice of woody, being related to the president through Lincoln's mother.
  • 1 - When ham is flipping through channels trying to find the chicken man, there's a little copyright stamp on Buzz Lightyear's behind.
    When ham is flipping through channels trying to find the chicken man, there's a little copyright stamp on Buzz Lightyear's behind.
  • 1 - Andy owns a Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
    Andy owns a Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • 1 - And a Bug's life toys in the shelf
    And a Bug's life toys in the shelf
  • Airplane! (1980) Reference.

  • 1 - Toy Story 2, in a quick 5 second scene, you can see A Bug's Life toys inside Al's Toy Barn
    Toy Story 2, in a quick 5 second scene, you can see A Bug's Life toys inside Al's Toy Barn

Toy Story 2 Hidden Facts

1 - Going through Al's Toybarn, Slinky complains that they're lost and have been down the aisle already, in which potato head replies: "We've never been down this aisle before, it's pink!". All the aisles look the same to Slinky because dogs are "colourblind".
Going through Al's Toybarn, Slinky complains that they're lost and have been down the aisle already, in which potato head replies: "We've never been down this aisle before, it's pink!". All the aisles look the same to Slinky because dogs are "colourblind".

After Buzz tries to convince Woody to return home, the conclusion to the Woody's Roundup TV show - where Woody and Bullseye successfully jump the Grand Canyon - is audible. This proves that Stinky Pete lied to Jessie and Woody about the cliffhanger ending so that they'd stay.

1 - The game guide Rex is reading at Al's Toy Barn is priced $4.95 USA and $50.00 Canada.
The game guide Rex is reading at Al's Toy Barn is priced $4.95 USA and $50.00 Canada.

After Woody is taken at the yard sale, the toys all gather around the board game 'Clue' to figure out who toynapped him.

1 - Just noticed this kid on "Woody's Round Up" is being pushed on stage by a stagehand.
Just noticed this kid on "Woody's Round Up" is being pushed on stage by a stagehand.

When Woody watches Buzz leave, you can faintly hear in the background the actual finale of Woody's Roundup, revealing that Stinky Pete lied about its cancellation.

1 - When Hamm quickly changes the channels, the "shows" in the TV are the old pixar' shorts.
When Hamm quickly changes the channels, the "shows" in the TV are the old pixar' shorts.
1 - The last episode of Woody's Roundup ends with Woody midair over the Grand Canyon (a cliffhanger).
The last episode of Woody's Roundup ends with Woody midair over the Grand Canyon (a cliffhanger).
1 - The man that comes to fix Woody is from a previous Pixar short Geri's Game, where he plays a game of chess with himself. Chess pieces are seen quickly as Geri pulls out a shelf.
The man that comes to fix Woody is from a previous Pixar short Geri's Game, where he plays a game of chess with himself. Chess pieces are seen quickly as Geri pulls out a shelf.
1 - Buzz Lightyear throws a pass to Emperor Zurg with his left hand. Tim Allen, who voices Buzz, is also left handed.
Buzz Lightyear throws a pass to Emperor Zurg with his left hand. Tim Allen, who voices Buzz, is also left handed.
1 - The toys that travel to Al's Toy Barn get progressively dirty on their trip. Easier to see on Buzz and especially compared to the display Buzz. (Bonus detail: Buzz has "Disney/Pixar" molded into his butt - visible in the first panel)
The toys that travel to Al's Toy Barn get progressively dirty on their trip. Easier to see on Buzz and especially compared to the display Buzz. (Bonus detail: Buzz has "Disney/Pixar" molded into his butt - visible in the first panel)
1 - Jessie recalls her past with her owner Emily. The wall decor and rotary phone hint she was a toy from the 1970's and has a fear of going back in "the box" because she's been in it for approx 20 years.
Jessie recalls her past with her owner Emily. The wall decor and rotary phone hint she was a toy from the 1970's and has a fear of going back in "the box" because she's been in it for approx 20 years.

Zurg's blaster goes to 11 ? la "Spinal Tap" (1984).

1 - Pixar referenced reusing Geri from "Geri's Game" (1997) in "Toy Story 2" (1999) with chess pieces in his toolbox.
Pixar referenced reusing Geri from "Geri's Game" (1997) in "Toy Story 2" (1999) with chess pieces in his toolbox.

Just before Rex defeats Zurg, you can see Zurg dialing up the powerlevel on his blaster to 11

1 - Woody has a nightmare that Andy throws him away because his arm is broken. All the cards in the deck are Aces of Spades, indicating it's a dream.
Woody has a nightmare that Andy throws him away because his arm is broken. All the cards in the deck are Aces of Spades, indicating it's a dream.
1 - Woody is restored by Geri, the main character in Pixar's award winning short "Geri's Game" in which the elderly man plays a game of chess against himself. Apparently, Geri keeps his chess pieces in his repair kit.
Woody is restored by Geri, the main character in Pixar's award winning short "Geri's Game" in which the elderly man plays a game of chess against himself. Apparently, Geri keeps his chess pieces in his repair kit.

Woody asks Pete the Prospector (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) if he is "shrink-wrapped", alluding to the character and psychiatrist (aka Shrink) Frasier Crane who Kelsey Grammer made famous in Cheers and Frasier.

1 - I notice that when Buzz and the gang left to look for woody buz did the iconic vulcan hand sign from star trek (1966)
I notice that when Buzz and the gang left to look for woody buz did the iconic vulcan hand sign from star trek (1966)

Woody is left home from Cowboy Camp due to a torn right arm. He has a nightmare where he falls into a garbage pail filled entirely with other toys' broken right arms.

The toy fixer in Toy Story 2 (1999) is the same character from one of the first Pixar shorts (Geri's Game) where he plays chess against himself, it can be further confirmed with an ode to his chess pieces that can be seen around 0:28 of this video

1 - Prospector Pete shouts at Woody and the other toys that they will "end up rotting in a land fill somewhere..." foreshadowing Toy Story 3 where they suspect their doom trapped in a landfill
Prospector Pete shouts at Woody and the other toys that they will "end up rotting in a land fill somewhere..." foreshadowing Toy Story 3 where they suspect their doom trapped in a landfill
1 - When Woody is trying to stop Bullseye, he exclaims, "Woah!" and Bullseye stops. This is because the command to make horses stop is, "woah."
When Woody is trying to stop Bullseye, he exclaims, "Woah!" and Bullseye stops. This is because the command to make horses stop is, "woah."

The movie title has a '2' in it, subtlety indicating that this is a second movie in the series, following on from Toy Story

1 - After the Aliens save the day in Toy Story 3, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head expressed their thanks by saying "You saved our lives. And we are eternally grateful," which is what the Aliens repeat frequently to Mr. Potato Head after he saves them in Toy Story 2.
After the Aliens save the day in Toy Story 3, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head expressed their thanks by saying "You saved our lives. And we are eternally grateful," which is what the Aliens repeat frequently to Mr. Potato Head after he saves them in Toy Story 2.
Toy Story 2 poster
Toy Story 2 poster

Toy Story 2 Plot

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Toy Story 2. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director John Lasseter
Stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer
IMDB score 7.9