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YMMV: Toy Story 2
  • Accidental Innuendo: "He's selling himself for 25 cents!"
  • Award Snub: It received only one Oscar nomination and won none, making it the only non Oscar-winning Toy Story film. Its critical acclaim was such that it could have even been nominated, and won, for Best Picture.
    • Notably, it is the only film of the trilogy that couldn't earn a nomination for its screenplay, despite reviews on par with the other two. Granted this was 1999, often thought of as one of the better years for cinema, but it is generally seen as being equal to just about all of the actual nominees.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Evil Emperor Zurg.
  • Faux Symbolism: In Woody's nightmare, the cards surrounding him are all the ace of spades, the card used to represent death in fortune telling.
  • Foe Yay: A meta example between Mr. Potato Head, a Hasbro toy, and Barbie, a Mattel toy.
  • Harsher in Hindsight
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Al of Al's Toy Barn resembles another real-life toy maniac...
  • Jerkass Woobie: Stinky Pete.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • The cleaner who repairs Woody, played by Geri of Geri's Game.
    • The Rock'Em Sock'Em robots in Al's office. "HE WAS TALKING TO ME!"
  • Strawman Has a Point: Villain Stinky Pete the Prospector has the unambiguously nasty aim of keeping Woody from returning to Andy, whom Woody knows to appreciate him. However, as he's defeated, he screams "Children destroy toys! You'll be ruined! Forgotten! Spending eternity rotting away in some landfill!" It's a perfectly legitimate concern, and Pete had no way of knowing how good an owner Andy is.
  • The Woobie: Wheezy. He was shelved after his squeaker broke, leading to him getting a long life of being shelved. He gets MUCH better at the end of the movie, though.

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