Concept Art For The Original “Toy Story 3” Reveals A Very Different Story Set in Taiwan

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Pixar movies might seem magical, but like most stories, they go through several rounds of revisions and edits. Sometimes the original plots are nothing like the finished project, and that seems to be the case for Toy Story 3. The film was released in 2010, but Disney (who was feuding with Pixar and owned the rights to their characters at the time) used a newly created company called Circle 7 to start developing the story back in 2004. Fortunately, Disney purchased Pixar outright and Circle 7 was dissolved along with the original ideas for the film.

Artist Jim Martin posted a batch of concept art based on that initial plot, and it shows a very different movie that lacks the warm and fuzzy aspects of the final product.

It looks like the movie focuses on Buzz Lightyear and takes place in Taiwan. From Imgur:

“The other toys become concerned when Buzz Lightyear starts to malfunction and decide to ship him to the Taiwanese that originally built him.”

Woody and the gang then have to go Taiwan to bring Buzz home.

Huh. I’m feeling pretty good about the version of Toy Story 3 we saw, and I’m looking forward to catching Toy Story 4 in a few years.

See a gallery of the concept art after the break.

(via USA Today)

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