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Toy Story 2
(1999)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Jonathan Sacks
Ira Hearshen

Co-Produced by:
Frank Wolf
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(November 9th, 1999)
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Regular U.S. release.
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AWARDS
The song "When She Loved Me" won a Grammy Award and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. The score was also nominated for a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... if you seek a competent extension of Randy Newman's style for the first Toy Story film.

Avoid it... if you expect any substantial new thematic development or, surprisingly, a vocal performance from Newman himself.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #251
WRITTEN 11/20/99, REVISED 8/27/07
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Toy Story 2: (Randy Newman) Disney and Pixar have made an attempt through the years to relegate their ridiculous sequels from hit theatrical movies to the straight-to-video market, and such was the intent with Toy Story 2. But after Disney executives saw considerable merit in the production of the film, it was elevated to full feature status. Critics and audiences applauded that move, with the film standing alongside the original Toy Story and A Bug's Life as an outstanding trilogy featuring the next generation of computer animation technology. John Lasseter is joined by Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon to direct the sequel, with a tight script that expands upon the universe of Andy's toy collection without retreading over the previous film or resorting to endless parodies of blockbuster films (though a few do exist). Once again, the script managed to satisfy both children and adults, dazzling both as well with its precise digital artistry. Also returning for the sequel is composer Randy Newman, whose music and songs for the original film garnered significant praise. Toy Story would establish Newman's trademark animation sound that would carry over to several subsequent scores for Pixar and eventually yield an Oscar win for his efforts in the genre. The most recognizable element to any of these Newman animation scores is his distinctive voice over an end-credits song, something strangely absent from Toy Story 2. He does write a few new songs, but he does not perform them himself. The first is directly relevant to the film's key plotline; Woody is discovered to be a collectible part of an old set based on a 50's TV show, and that show receives a comedic jingle presented at the start of the album. The light Sarah McLachlan song is harmless, and the Robert Goulet version of "You've Got a Friend in Me" is quite entertaining. As for the score, Newman pulls on many of the same strings that made his first score effective.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 48:16
• 1. Woody's Roundup - performed by Riders in the Sky (1:53)
• 2. When She Loved Me - performed by Sarah McLachlan (3:05)
• 3. You've Got a Friend in Me (Wheezy's Version) - performed by Robert Goulet (2:56)
• 4. Zurg's Planet (3:39)
• 5. Wheezy and the Yard Sale (3:11)
• 6. Woody's Been Stolen (1:28)
• 7. Chicken Man (1:17)
• 8. Woody's Dream (3:55)
• 9. Jessie and the Roundup Gang (1:24)
• 10. Woody's a Star (1:28)
• 11. Let's Save Woody (2:07)
• 12. Off to the Museum (1:29)
• 13. Talk to Jessie (0:43)
• 14. The Cleaner (1:50)
• 15. Al's Toy Barn (4:00)
• 16. Emperor Zurg vs. Buzz (2:41)
• 17. Use Your Head (4:18)
• 18. Jessie's in Trouble (2:14)
• 19. Ride Like the Wind (1:29)
• 20. You've Got a Friend in Me (Instrumental Version) - performed by Tom Scott (2:59)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes extensive credits, but no extra information about the score.

"WOODY'S ROUNDUP" (Words and Music by Randy Newman)
Performed and Arranged by Riders in the Sky
Produced by Frank Wolf and Joey Miskulin
Riders in the Sky are: Ranger Doug - Guitar, Vocals; Too Slim - Bunkhouse Bass, Vocals; Woody Paul - Fiddle, Vocals; with Joey the Cowpolka King - Accordion

"WHEN SHE LOVED ME" (Words and Music by Randy Newman)
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
Arranged and Orchestrated by Randy Newman
Produced by Randy Newman and Sarah McLachlan
Vocal and Piano Performances Recorded by Greg Reely at The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, B.C.

"YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME" (Words and Music by Randy Newman)
Wheezy's Version Performed by Robert Coulet
Instrumental Version Featuring Tom Scott
Arranged & Orchestrated by Ira Hearshen
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