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  • Hello and welcome to the channel.

  • In this video, you're going to learn 20 behind-the-scenes facts about Pixar's "Toy Story",

  • such as, how Pixar almost got shut down for making Woody act like a jerk,

  • how the animators used camera tricks to get around some technical limitations of the era,

  • and you'll also see some Easter eggs that suggest Pixar may have had some bad blood with Disney during the production.

  • "Toy Story" was Pixar's first full-length feature film, and they wanted to make sure it would be a success.

  • So, they asked some people over at Disney to look over their screenplay and help them improve it.

  • And one of those people was Joss Whedon, who is now famous for writing the first two Marvel "Avenger" movies.

  • Since Pixar relied upon Disney to help produce "Toy Story", this meant they had to take notes from one of Disney's executives, Jeffrey Katzenberg,

  • who advised them to make the story more edgy and cynical that led to having Woody treat everyone like a jerk,

  • which was a change that nearly got the whole movie shut down.

  • Get up here and do your job!

  • However, "Toy Story's" director John Lasseter convinced the other Disney executives to give Pixar two more weeks to improve the story,

  • which they did by throwing out the ideas they received from Katzenberg and went back to create the story they intended to tell in the first place.

  • When "Toy Story" was in production, the animation team got permission to use the company credit card to buy toys for "research".

  • The animators would often stay at the officesometimes as late as 3 a.m.⏤while playing with the toys to help them think like a child and to get ideas to use to create their characters.

  • Since Buzz is supposed to be the coolest toy ever, there was a lot of debate over what his features should be.

  • Each of the animators wanted him to be based on their own favorite childhood toys,

  • but in the end, they chose to make him a mixture of several toys and was mostly based off of G.I. Joes and Big Jim action figures.

  • In the movie's audio commentary, John Lasseter said they got Buzz Lightyear's first name from Buzz Aldrin, who was part of the famous Apollo 11 mission.

  • But before Pixar settled on Buzz Lightyear, they had first considered the names Lunar Larry and Tempus the Morph.

  • Let me know in the comments if you're glad they didn't go with those two names.

  • For Buzz's color scheme, it was a combination of John Lasseter's favorite color, fluorescent green, and his wife's favorite color, purple.

  • Woody started out as a ventriloquist dummy but was eventually changed to his cowboy look with a pull string, which was an idea that came from John Lasseter's childhood Casper doll that had the same feature.

  • The "Toy Story" animators often used hidden production tricks in order to make some of their shots more balanced and cinematic.

  • For example, since Woody is a lot taller than Buzz, they used a technique called "trenching", where they placed Woody's legs inside the floor to line up his eyes better with Buzz's for close-ups.

  • Another hidden trick used to get past the technical limitations of the era was for the paratroopers' parachutes.

  • When the soldiers jumped and fell out of the frame, they were replaced with a new set of paratroopers that already had the parachutes pulled open.

  • Because, at the time, it was too difficult to try to animate an unfolding parachute.

  • A mistake the Pixar animators didn't notice until it was too late to change was the soldiers were talking through the baby monitor's receiver instead of the transmitter.

  • Pixar's sound department snuck in some references from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" by using the shooting arrow sounds for the pushpins,

  • and the sound of the rolling boulder was used for the globe.

  • The animators were concerned they had gone too far when Woody hit Buzz repeatedly in the face during their fight,

  • but their worries were put to rest when they found out that the sound engineer dubbed the punches using a squeeze toy.

  • Another funny sound bite you may not have noticed is that the sound of Woody running while inside the Pizza Planet cup comes from a straw being jiggled inside a soda cup lid.

  • Given the technical limitations of the time, all 17 Pizza Planet kids and adults were created by making variations to the Andy and Mom CG models.

  • If you've ever wondered if the baby-face toy was really using Morse code...

  • Yes, it was, and the message it tapped was "RR. Come out!" or, in other words, "Roger, Roger! Come out!"

  • There's a reference to Tim Allen's sitcom "Home Improvement" if you noticed the Binford Tools crate inside Sid's room.

  • If you've always wanted to know where "Toy Story's" hidden Mickey is, you can spot it inside the watch hanging in Andy's room.

  • The Mickey-watch Easter egg also contains another hidden reference that was pointed out in a video by Crazy Nate.

  • I'll put a link to his video in a card so you can watch it later.

  • Crazy Nate mentions that the Mickey clock says 12:05 p.m., but the size of the characters' shadows make it look like it's much later in the afternoon,

  • which could be Pixar's way of saying Disney was behind the times with their hand-drawn animated movies.

  • Let me know if you think that theory holds up or if it's a stretch.

  • There's also another hidden reference that hints at bad blood between the two companies.

  • When we see earlier in the film that Buzz has Disney's name written on his backside, and later on, we see that Sid has shot it with a sticky dart.

  • If you'd like to see more facts on the channel about Pixar movies, click the video on the screen.

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