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'Toy Story 3' Almost Took Place In Taiwan With Recalled Toys Joining the Cast

By Jodi Smith | Industry | December 30, 2014 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | December 30, 2014 |

Toy Story 3 is, by far, my least favorite of all of the Pixar oeuvre. You may ask yourself why and I might tell you that it made my then six-year-old cry so hard that her entire body was shaking and we could hear other children in the cars around us (drive-in theater) sobbing just as wretchedly. Toy Story 3 can go suck a fuck.

That Toy Story 3: CRY WHILE I DESTROY YOUR FRAGILE MINDS almost wasn’t, according to some concept art made by Circle 7. Circle who?

“The year was 2005 and it looked like Disney and Pixar were going to part ways. Disney, however, owned the rights to Pixar’s characters and figured they would cash in by writing and developing direct to DVD sequels to many of Pixar’s biggest hits. So they created a company called Circle 7 to do just that. Of course, differences were eventually settled and in 2006, Disney purchased Pixar for $7.4 billion. When that happened, Circle 7′s ideas were completely scrapped and the company dissolved. However, there was several months of work done on an earlier version of Toy Story 3 that would have seen Buzz Lightyear recalled to Taiwan and Woody and the gang traveling across the world to save him.”
via SlashFilm, via Germain Lussier

So Toy Story 3 would have been Toy Story 2, but with Buzz in Taiwan instead of Woody in Japan. That’s pretty lame, but there doesn’t appear to be a death by immolation scene in the concept art. It does look like there was some sort of Buzz death though, if you click through to SlashFilm and check out their imgur slides. You can enjoy these pictures here, at Pajiba. Where we love you and think your hair smells nice. Did you lose weight?

I’m not sure if she was recalled because she’s scissors or because her name is CINDY SCISSORS AND THE JOKES WRITE THEMSELVES.





I found the fire connection! Lil Rosey could have warmed the whole gang into a melted pile of destroyed childhood.

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.