Who knew we could empathize so much with toy-related problems, or even care for that matter but boy do we. This sequel presents us with a natural evolution to the franchise posing the problem of growing up and what that means to the toys: being left out, forgotten. While this issue may resonate with some poor, unlucky people, this isn't such a problem for us, but still care. Some plot conveniences are annoying tho.
The first class story telling continues - of course it does its Pixar! Probably better than the first one, providing more depth to the characters who already love. Funnier and more emotional at the same time, with the Jesse montage the first time that Pixar demonstrated that they needed to be taken seriously as story tellers not just an animation studio.
A massive step up from the first, humans and animals actually look real this time. But this is pretty much the Buzz Lightyear adventure film, with more characters getting well rounded screen time. The parts with Woody are the less interesting though creates a good balance with the action side of Buzz's rescue mission. The wit is even more sharp, more so if you watch the previous film to get some of the humour.