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Concept Art For An Alternate Reality “Toy Story 3”? Well, Sort Of…

When you hear about that brief period from 2005 to 2006 when Disney and Pixar were getting ready to part ways on less-than-kind terms, its like that month your parents weren’t living together when you were a kid that you’d half-forgotten. But unlike your parents’ brief separation, there was a lot more going on behind the scenes at Disney than new facial hair and a few dates with a younger woman. Believe it or not, Disney Animation was looking to cash in on projects certain Disney/Pixar franchises by producing quick straight-to-dvd sequels. Believe it even more or not, one of these franchises was Toy Story. Toy Story was already 6 years in the past so Disney set their sights on their own quick version of Toy Story 3. Hang on! An alternative Toy Story 3 where I maybe don’t cry my eyes out and hug the cinema seat of the woman in front of me?

Perhaps. The plot was a little less close to home – unless of course you live in East Asia. That’s right, the plan was to follow the gang of living toys as Buzz Lightyear begins to malfunction and is sent by his friends back to the factory that made him for repairs – in Taiwan. The gang learns of a massive recall of Buzz Lightyear toys and sets off for Taiwan to rescue Buzz.

You may not believe it, you may not want to believe it; you may be hugging your Lots-o-huggin Bear to your chest and swearing it isn’t so. Well it is, and now we have the concept art to prove it. Here’s a few choice pieces, courtesy of alternative screenplay writers  Bob Hilgenberg and Rob Muir along with some sketches of other recalled toys Buzz would meet on his holiday abroad from Jim Hill Media. Check them out, courtesy of Slashfilm:

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How do you think the alternative Toy Story 3 would have worked out?

Full-length “Inside Out” Trailer shows us (add inside pun here)

We’ve been in desperate need of a Pixar fix recently, and the chances are we would have happily accepted any old adorable nonsense. But fortunately, what we got was a pretty fulfilling trailer for Inside Out, ready for release in 2015. We’re living in a month of Sony hacks and bad blood, so it’s nice to get a little bit of colour and cuteness in our lives to remind us that, hey, we still have Pixar films! Well, we won’t have it for a months now, so the a short piece of footage will have to do. Check out the trailer, courtesy of Empire:

Despite the fact that very little of the film’s plot about the emotions inside our heads is revealed, we get an extended piece of footage. This is probably a better idea given the nature of the film’s concept. But don’t worry, you get more than a good look at the emotions themselves: Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). Inside Out looks to be a dependable animated feature for next year. Any info on plot points will be posted as it becomes available.

What do you think of the latest Pixar offering?