The TOY STORY 2 that made it to theaters was (supposedly) rushed out in about nine months, which is nothing short of a miracle. And it’s still delightful today, offering both real character growth and clever easter eggs for the fans — although, IMO, it’s not quite as good as the other two films I’ve seen. The Woody plot is fantastic, but the other toys’ adventure feels largely superfluous, even though it’s some of Pixar’s funniest material. All that being said, I’d recommend Emily VanDerWerff’s essay about why she believes Toy Story 2 is, in fact, the best of the series. It’s a close call!