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Background information
Feature films Toy Story 2
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
Toy Story 3
(cameo; in flashbacks)
Television programs
Video games Toy Story 3: The Video Game
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Joe Ranft
Robert Goulet (in his singing voice)
Phil LaMarr (video game)
Magne Lindholm (Norwegian)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Wheezy the Penguin
Other names
Personality (previously): Innocent, asthmatic, broken
(later): Fixed (thanks to one of Mr. Shark's spare squeakers)
Appearance Slightly obese squeak toy penguin, black plastic body, both yellow beak and feet, white belly, red bowtie, white eyes with black pupils, thin black eyebrows
Nationality
Species
Birthday September 13
Occupation Andy's squeak toy (formerly)
Alignment
Alignment Good
Affiliation
Affiliations
Goal To get his squeaker fixed
Home Andy's house (formerly)
Relatives
Pets
Allies Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, Rex, Hamm, Slinky Dog, Bo Peep, Little Green Men, Barbie, Mr. Mike
Minions
Enemies Al McWhiggin
Likes Andy
Dislikes Being broken, dust
Powers and abilities Squeaker
Weapons
Fate Gets his squeaker fixed (second film)
Gets sold in a yard sale along with Rocky Gibraltar, Etch A Sketch, Bo Peep, Lenny, and other toys (third film)
Quote "What's the point in prolonging the inevitable? We're all just one stitch away from here...to there."
"Mr. Buzz Lightyear, you just gotta save my pal Woody." (coughs)
"Oh, yeah. Mr. Shark looked in the toy box and found me an extra squeaker."
"Oh, I feel swell. In fact, I think I feel a song coming on."

Wheezy, often known as Wheezy the Penguin, appears in Disney/Pixar's 1999 film Toy Story 2 as a minor character. He is voiced by Joe Ranft, Robert Goulet (in his singing voice), and Phil LaMarr in the video game franchise.

Personality

Wheezy is an innocent rubber toy penguin with a red bowtie who squeaks when you squeeze him. He often sings in a deep, celebratory voice to all his friends, and is also a nervous wreck. Wheezy's best friends were Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

Appearances

Toy Story 2

Andy got Wheezy sometime before the events of Toy Story 2. He was once one of Andy's favorite toys until his squeaker broke. Andy was very upset, and when his mother said she would fix it, she instead left Wheezy on the shelf, where he was forgotten as he coughed on dust. He tried to squeak for help, but nobody could hear him as his squeaker was still broken.

When Woody's arm was accidentally torn by Andy, he also ended up on the shelf and by chance, discovered Wheezy. He tried to help Wheezy but there was little he could do to repair him. The asthmatic penguin pointed out that there was a yard sale outside and that he was likely to be sold. He was among the many toys collected for the sale, so Woody rushed to rescue him. He and Andy's dog, Buster, ran to the sale and recovered Wheezy, who was grateful for his help. Unfortunately, Woody fell off Buster, who ran back inside the house. Woody was subsequently found and kidnapped by Al, and this is where the toys' mission to rescue him began. As Buzz prepared to embark on his mission, Wheezy pleaded with Buzz to save Woody.

Wheezy was later seen in a happier mood after Woody and his friends return home. Wheezy was finally repaired with help from Mr. Shark and sang You've Got a Friend in Me to all of his friends in a deep voice.

Toy Story 3

Wheezy only appeared briefly in the home videos that Andy's mom made of Andy when he was a kid. Later on, Woody commented that Wheezy and toys like him were either given away or sold in yard sales, which suggests that Woody was unable to help him this time like he did before and he has a new owner now. Wheezy was a silent cameo in the movie, most likely out of respect for Joe Ranft.

Other appearances

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

In the show's pilot, Wheezy makes a cameo appearance in the film's opening sequence where Joe Ranft reprises his role. Wheezy sees the Buzz Lightyear VHS after it arrives in Andy's room and tells Buzz, "You ought to sign that tape. It might be worth something someday!" Later, in the TV series, Wheezy makes a silent cameo at the intros of the animated series where he is trapped in a box house on fire. Suddenly, Buzz flies by and rescues him. Buzz then goes to watch his TV show with the others.

Toy Story 3: The Video Game

Wheezy appears in Toy Story 3: The Video Game, along with Bo Peep. Due to the deceased Joe Ranft, Wheezy is voiced by a new video game voice actor, Phil LaMarr.

Toy Description

Wheezy, the squeaking penguin, has seen better days. Ever since his squeaker broke, he's been marooned on top of a tall bookcase in Andy's room. But given another chance (and a new squeaker), the dapper penguin can still belt out a tune or two.
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Trivia

  • Wheezy originated from the earliest story ideas for the first Toy Story, when it would have starred the main character Tinny from Tin Toy. At that time, it was planned to have been a feature version of Pixar's unmade TV special A Tin Toy Christmas (hence the reason that he's a penguin).
  • Wheezy got his name from having asthma.
  • Before Toy Story 3 came out, Wheezy was rumored to have a speaking role with a new voice actor. Among the voice actors rumored were Robin Williams, Charlie Adler, Mark Linn-Baker, and Mike Myers.
  • In one of the videos on the Toy Story 3 website, his own version of You've Got a Friend in Me is shown, and he is also credited as "Squeak E. Clean."
  • Wheezy made a non-speaking cameo appearance in a Toy Story Mania commercial.
  • According to Disneystrology, his birthday would be on September 13th.
  • Both of his voice actors, Joe Ranft and Robert Goulet, have died after the film, just two years apart.

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Disney Parks: Toy Story Midway Mania! Woody's Roundup Village Toy Story Playland RC Racer Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin Toy Soldier Parachute Drop

Video Games: Toy Story: The Video Game Toy Story 2: The Video Game Toy Story 3: The Video Game Toy Story Racer Toy Story Mania! Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure Disney Infinity

Characters: Babyface Barbie Barrel of Monkeys Big Baby Bookworm Bo Peep Bo Peep's Sheep Bullseye Buster Buttercup Buzz Lightyear Chatter Telephone Chuckles Chunk Combat Carl Dolly Dolly, Duckie & Teddy Emperor Zurg Etch A Sketch Green Army Men Hamm Jack-in-the-Box Jessie Ken Lenny Little Green Men Lotso Magic 8-Ball Monkey Mr. Jones Mr. Mike Mr. Potato Head Mr. Pricklepants Mr. Shark Mr. Spell Mrs. Potato Head Mutant Toys Peas-in-a-Pod RC Car Reptillus Maximus Rex Robot Rocky Gibraltar Roly Poly Clown Sarge Scud See 'n Say Slinky Dog Snake Sparks Stinky Pete Stretch Toddle Tots Totoro Trixie Troikas Troll Twitch Utility Belt Buzz Wheezy Woody

Humans: Al McWhiggin Amy Andy Davis Bonnie Anderson Daisy Emily Hannah Phillips Molly Davis Mrs. Anderson Mrs. Davis Ron the Manager Sid Phillips The Cleaner

Objects: A113 Pixar Ball Pizza Planet truck The Claw

Locations: Andy's House Sid's House Dinoco Pizza Planet Eggman Movers Al's Toy Barn Al's Penthouse Tri-County International Airport Sunnyside Daycare Butterfly Room Caterpillar Room Ken's Dream House The Box Vending Machine Bonnie's House Tri-County Sanitation Tri-County Landfill Poultry Palace Sleep Well

Songs: You've Got a Friend in Me Strange Things I Will Go Sailing No More Woody's Roundup When She Loved Me We Belong Together

Other: Black Friday reel Buzz Lightyear commercial To Infinity and Beyond Discarded Fun Meal Toys

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