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Disney Pixar’s blockbuster Toy Story 2 is an American computer-animated comedy film directed by John Lasseter. The movie is a sequel of 1995’s Toy Story franchise.
It has been 21 years since the release of toy story 2.
But it’s a surprise that after such a long time, it has now and only now come to the notice of toy story fans that there is a special modification in one of the scenes of the movie. to know more about it stay connected!
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TOY STORY 1
Well before telling the shock given to fans, let’s start from where the fans started.
The building of the fans of the toy story franchise started from its very first movie TOY STORY ONE.
It was in this movie that most of the ever loved toys were introduced to everyone with its two main protagonists BUZZ and WOODY.
This movie taught its viewer the value of acceptance, acceptance of change, acceptance of reality, acceptance of mistake.
Well, most of the people currently reading this article must be knowing about it but to those for whom the world of toy story is a fairly new one, let me make your life easier !!!
As the movie starts it is well clear that the toys are tensed of Andy receiving a new toy and them being replaced by it.
And this fear comes true on Andys birthday when he receives a Buzz light year.
When Buzz comes out of his box he believes that he is truly a space ranger who has landed on the wrong planet.
But he manages to impress all the toys of Andy except Woody who feels that as he is more advanced he will be more loved by everyone, his toy pals and Andy.
As the story continues there comes a point when the toys start to believe that Woody wants to get rid of Buzz and all other toys of Andy due to his jealousy, this mainly happens when Woody is genuinely trying to help Buzz.
Later in the movie, Woody accepts change, change in his friend’s gang and Andy’s divided time between Woody and Buzz and they both become friends.
Buzz accepts reality, reality that he is not a real space ranger but a toy and later becomes happy about it.
The other toys accept their mistake, the mistake of taking Woody’s intentions in a wrong manner, and ask for forgiveness.
And in the end!!
In the end, everything ends up with laughter.
Toy story one ended not only with happiness and laughter but with anticipation of Toy Story 2.
And the wish of fans was granted after 4 years of waiting in the year 1999. The toy story two wasn’t less devoid of morals than toy story 1.
It taught us the value of taking our responsibilities and fulfilling them with a smile on the face and pride in the heart. lt also displayed us the image of true friends and made us realize that one decision can change our lives. Don’t worry I won’t leave you helpless over here as well.
TOY STORY 2
So the second movie stopped the heartbeat of its true fans for 1 hour 30 minutes because in almost all of the movie it was shown that Woody would not live anymore Andy and his friends and would be separated from the gang forever!!!
Yeah, it is shocking!
But this is what happened.
As the movie starts woody is stolen by a Toy collector while trying to save one of his friends. the toy collector takes him to his home where he meets toys of a cowgirl, a prospector, and a horse, all the characters a great cowboy movie can have. There he also realizes his true origin. he is informed by them that due to his origin he is a part of history and needs to be stored in a museum which he will be taken to along with the other toys present there, by the toy collector. He tries to escape but fails again and again .
At last the cowgirl toy named Jessie makes him aware of the truth that he is a toy and one day when his owner outgrows him, he will be thrown as she was and therefore he must come with them to the museum where he has better chances of survival.
This fact startles woody and at last, he decides not to go back.
Between all this Buzz, Hamm, Mr. potato head, slinky dog, and Rex come to save woody.
They face a lot of problems but at last, reach him .
On knowing woody doesn’t wanna go back Buzz tells him that as a toy it’s his work to play with kids and make them happy. Later all of them propose the other toys present at the toy collectors’ house to come with them. prosecutor refuses to but Jessie and Bullseye accept to come with them.
At last, everyone is rescued.
And again there is a happy ending.
The toys after all the difficulty rescue woody which shows true friendship. woody learns and accepts his responsibility as a toy. And prospector decision leaves him unhappy while bullseye and Jessie’s decision leaves them happy for the rest of their life. So as stated earlier this movie also imbibes morals in its viewer.
THE WEIRD DETAIL
Now we must come to the major point of discussion. I already told you that Toy Story 2 was released in 1991 so it has been approximately 21 years since the movie was released. but now it has come to the notice of the viewers that some of the scenes of the movie were altered depending on in which part of the world it was displayed.
In one of the scenes of the movie, Buzz light year is seen addressing his friends about the importance of woody in their life when they are almost too tired to go ahead to save woody and have already .thought that they won’t be able to make it. It is in this scene that fans realized that in the US version while the Buzz is giving speech US national flag is in the background and at last of speech US national anthem is played.
But when the same scene is displayed in other parts of the world the background has a rotating globe and a one-world anthem is played at last .it was later cleared by the creators that they did this because they thought that viewers outside the USA will like more of an international version.
Now there us havoc between fans as they are confused about which version they saw. Some suggested the theatrical and VHS releases had the USA version and it’s only since Toy Story 2‘s DVD and streaming release that the change had become standard outside America.
Buzz’s speech wasn’t the only change Toy Story 2 had between countries.
In some releases, the final scene of Wheezy singing had him standing on blocks spelling his name, while others had blocks that were simply covered in stars.
Well, these changes have taken place in many movies but this time it has hit the fans as this movie is their childhood.
I won’t say the fans are wrong because all such reactions are just a result of their emotional connection with the movie but at the same time,
I think its more important to enjoy the movie and imbibe anything good that it has to offer.
And why not when it is a toy story, movie which is a perfect combination of fun education!!!!!