Inspector Gadget 2 is a Walt Disney Pictures film released directly to VHS and DVD in March 2003. It was based upon the Inspector Gadget characters created by DiC Entertainment and is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1999 Disney film Inspector Gadget. However, the two films have a tenuous link at best since the canon of the first film was poorly referenced (Inspector Gadget and Dr. Claw are never referenced as John Brown and Sanford Scolex - their respective civillian names from the first movie - and Claw's former status as a wealthy man is only mentioned when one of his henchmen, wondering why are they hiding in an abandoned bowling alley, asks what happened to Claw's money and Claw explains that his accounts are blocked) and none of the 1999 film's actors return to reprise their roles, with the exception of D. L. Hughley, who voices the Gadgetmobile.
Claw begins a new plan to steal gold from the Federal Reserve, but first, he recruits three new gang members: Squint, Jungle Bob, and "The Ninja", at a bar called "The Blue Monkey". Gadget and his niece Penny find out about this (there was an advertisement in the paper) and while Gadget goes to the bar undercover (and causes a bar-room brawl), Penny finds out that Claw is planning a heist at the Concentrated Industries warehouse, and tells Gadget and G2. Gadget's boss Chief Quimby tells him that he's off the case and orders him not to go within of G2's stakeout at the warehouse.
Gadget is able to get around the Chief's orders by staying away from the stakeout, however he is convinced by the Gadgetmobile to show her he's got what it takes. G2 meanwhile is able to subdue Claw's henchmen easily, but Gadget's appearance allows them to get away, taking with them ion fuel cells. Quimby is furious and demotes Gadget to the police station's bathroom attendant.
Gadget is given a letter written by an unnamed source telling him that if he wants to catch Claw he should go to the upcoming science convention. At the convention, two of Claw's minions plant a circuit override chip on him, allowing Claw to control him like a puppet. In the resulting chaos, the minions steal a protoid laser from the science convention. Gadget is promptly fired as a result of this.
Penny decides to examine the evidence on her own and eventually finds Claw's hideout at an abandoned bowling factory. At the gala, Gadget gets a job as a limo driver who opens doors for the guests. Inside the gala, Claw activates laughing gas to keep the people busy while he steals a ruby on loan from the Rajah of India, however G2 was immune to the gas. In order to stop the robot, Claw uses a magnet to trap G2. Afterwards, Claw and his minions escape with the Ruby after Gadget fails to recognize him. As Penny infiltrates the hideout, Claw and his men return and capture her. After G2's failure, Quimby decides to deactivate the robot.
Gadget goes to the police department to reactivate G2. Brain tells them that Claw has kidnapped Penny. Outside, Claw activates his machine, which was hidden in a truck. The machine is a time displacement laser, which he fires at the city, freezing it in time and allowing Claw to rob the Federal Reserve with ease. Gadget and G2, who evaded the laser then confront him.
Claw orders his minions to attack Gadget and G2 so he can get away. Gadget and G2 decide to switch chips in order to make Gadget work perfectly, leaving G2 to deal with the glitches; G2 manages to defeat Claw's minions despite this, and develops a more cheerful personality. Gadget chases after Claw, who is escaping in an ice cream truck, but Claw drops Penny off the truck with explosives attached to her so that Gadget has to go after her instead of stopping Claw. At the bridge, Gadget stops Claw with bubble gum. When Gadget corners Claw, the villain gets away in a rocket-like escape pod. The heroes manage to reverse the effects of the laser.
In the end, Gadget and G2 are back to working in the police force and fall in love. When fireworks literally fly as they kiss, they find themselves in trouble again when one of them explodes near Quimby.
|Inspector Gadget||French Stewart|
|Dr. Claw||Tony Martin|
|Chief Quimby||Mark Mitchell|
|Mayor Wilson||Sigrid Thornton|
|Mrs. Quimby||Alethea McGrath|
|Jungle Bob||Nick Roughlan|
|The Ninja||Siros Niaros|
|Mr. Morgan||Brian McDermott|
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