Preceding Cars 2 and following the adventures of the Toy Story characters after the events of the third film, Hawaiian Vacation centers around iconic toy-couple Barbie and Ken — who, frustrated by their failed attempt at a trip to Hawaii (by attempting to stow away) in Bonnie’s backpack, are cheered up by the other toys who take on a variety of tropical-roles to “re-create a romantic getaway in the toy box." —ScreenRant
Gary Roger Rydstrom (born June 29, 1959) is an American sound designer and director. He has won seven Academy Awards for his work in sound for movies.
Rydstrom was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1981.1 He began his career at Skywalker Sound, Northern California in 1983. Offered the job by a college professor, Gary received the opportunity to work with his mentor, Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt.
After gaining invaluable experience as a sound technician in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, he went on to do sound design for the comedy Spaceballs. The sound design for Backdraft, prepared from scratch, would become the precursor for his sound for Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The original sound effects from Backdraft are constantly referenced and have been used for numerous other films including the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Shrek.
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