With the studio's 13th feature on the way we take stock of the studio's best
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4. "Toy Story 2" (John Lasseter, 1999)
I sometimes go back and forth on whether Pixar’s third feature, "Toy Story 2," is a better film than its predecessor. One can surely make compelling arguments either way, but I generally find myself siding with the sequel more often than not, because it is a bit richer and it took the material in an unexpectedly creative new direction. The idea of toys being relegated to collectors' items is, in some ways, the obvious avenue, but what that idea had to say about notions of relationships developed in the 1995 original is what the Pixar crew tapped into beautifully — all under the guise of a rescue film, no less.