Slideshow: Joan Cusack Introduces ‘Toy Story’ Jessie Doll in Chicago

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Joan Cusack at the Disney Store, Chicago, June 16th, 2010

CHICAGO – “Toy Story 3” has held onto the top spot at the box office for two straight weekends, and Joan Cusack – the voice of Jessie in the film – lent her star power to the debut of the doll based on her character. She appeared at the Disney Store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, and was photographed by’s Joe Arce.

Cusack, a Chicago-area native, met fans and signed the doll during the appearance on June 16th. The character of Jessie in the film is the cowgirl equivalent to the Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks. Cusack also brought along her young sons.

Click “Next” and “Previous to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images photographed by Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

  1. Joan1: Joan Cusack at the Disney Store, Chicago, June 16th, 2010
  2. Joan2: Joan Cusack Shows Off the ‘Jessie’ Doll from ‘Toy Story 3’
  3. Joan3: Joan Cusack is the Voice of Jessie in ‘Toy Story 3’
  4. Joan4: Joan Cusack Meets Fans with Sons Miles (left) and Dylan

“Toy Story 3” opened on June 18th. Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn and Joan Cusack, written by Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, directed by Lee Unkrich. Rated “G” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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