Thursday, August 25, 2011

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What If Toy Story Wasn't Called Toy Story?













Lee Unkrich, editor of the first Toy Story, co-director of the second and solo director of the third recently took to his twitter account to reveal that "Toy Story" was nothing more than a temporary title. He then proceeded to list a handful of rejects (all suggestions being entirely outrageous). A few choice favorites include:

Made In Taiwan
Toyz In The Hood
Bring Me The Arm of Buzz Lightyear
Wind The Frog
Wings & Pullstrings

My God. I pretty much started sweating in the midst of scrolling down this ridiculous list of tentative titles. Toy Story would cease to exist if it ever tried to make it under the name Wings & Pullstrings. Can anyone tell me exactly how Bring Me The Arm of Buzz Lightyear is probably the second best name of the hundreds? My man Unkrich has completely lost his mind even mentioning some of this shit. I mean there's no way Made In Taiwan and Toyz In The Hood made it past the initial funny guy interns list. I think maybe controversy would be the appropriate word here. Another fine example of less is more. Let Toy Story be Toy Story.

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  1. Anonymous said... August 29, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    toyz from the hood should still get made. i'd definitely watch that

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