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The Quick 10: 10 Rejected Titles for Toy Story

Today is Toy Story‘s 16th birthday! The Pixar classic hit theaters on November 22, 1995. Back in August, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich tweeted some of the alternate titles that were suggested for the franchise, probably with varying degrees of seriousness. Here are ten. 1. Made in Taiwan * 2. The New Toy * 3. Moving Buddies * 4. Toyz [...]

Toy Story, Toy Story 2 or Toy Story 3?

There have been three movies (so far) in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise. Can you distinguish quotes from each film? This Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss might be confusing if you’ve seen all three movies in a short period of time. I had a slight edge in that I haven’t seen Toy Story 3, so I scored [...]

A Fake 80′s Commercial for a Now-Real Fake 80′s Toy

“Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear gives you lots o’ hugs, and lots o’ love, and lots o’ fun, no matter where you are.” -Narrator, faux 1983 commercial for Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, who was the main antagonist in Toy Story 3. Okay, hang on. So my guess is that Pixar made up this bear character so they’d have a new toy [...]

A Toy Story Fan Name Buzz Lightyear

Steve Bolton wanted to prove he was the world’s biggest Toy Story fan… so he officially changed his name to Buzz Lightyear.The mechanic from West Bromwich says he loved the first two movies so much, he wanted to do something special for the launch of Toy Story 3.But rather than simply getting in line to [...]