Toy Story | Cinema Secrets


Hi I’m Jamie, and today we’re going to look
at the cinema secrets of TOY STORY. Toy Story was the first feature length computer
animated film in history. It actually began life as a sequel to Pixar’s short film, Tin
Toy. In fact, the books behind Woody have the titles of Pixar’s early short films on
them, and the names of crew members. In the same scene, you can see an early design of
Lotso from Toy Story 3 – he was meant to be the villain from the start but back in 1995,
the animators couldn’t get the fur right. But it almost never got made – Disney was
quite controlling of the story, and the first draft of the script was so bad that Disney
execs halted production. Then they realised that if they left Pixar to their own devices,
they could make a good film. And they did! If Toy Story was Homeward Bound with toys,
and Toy Story 2 was a rescue mission, then the third film is a prison break movie. It’s
got all the tropes of a prison movie, including the harmonica, allusions to rape, and this
scene is lifted straight from Cool Hand Luke. The trilogy is full of references to classic
films. In Sid’s house, the carpet’s design is lifted straight from The Shining. And they’re obsessed with Star Wars. Montage! ‘Where are your rebel friends now?’
‘Noooo!’ The second film has yet more cameos.
The cleaner is Geri from another Pixar short, Geri’s Game. And here’s Heimlich from A Bug’s Life. Ouch. Zurg is voiced by Andrew Stanton, who directed
Finding Nemo. The Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots are voiced by directors John Lasseter and
Lee Unkrich. Unkrich also had one line in Toy Story 3. Toy Story 2 was originally going to be a TV
movie made by another company, but the script was so good Pixar took it over and turned
it into a full film. Still, we nearly never saw it. A Pixar staff
member accidentally deleted nearly the entire film. Luckily, one of the technical supervisors
had just had a baby and made a copy of the film to work from home. So it was saved! Barbie’s in Toy Story 2. She was meant to
be in the first film but Mattel didn’t think the film would be a hit, so refused. Barbie’s
role was filled by Bo Peep. She was cut from the third film simply because Pixar didn’t
think she could survive the incinerator scene, because she’s made of porcelain. So instead
they made us all think she was just landfill. Toy Story 4 is on the way and will add a new
genre to the series – a love story. Awww. So maybe Bo Peep will be back. Maybe.
‘And remember, I’m just a few blocks away.’ What’s your favourite Toy Story moment? Which
is your favorite Toy Story MOVIE? Comment below! Thanks for watching. Check out
our
mash
up of Toy Story and
The Shawshank Redemption!

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