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Pixar Shares Amusing Original ‘Toy Story’ Concept Art For Woody, Buzz Lightyear
By Melissa Goh, 20 Nov 2015
Woody designs by Bud Luckey
It has been almost 20 years since Toy Story was first screened in theaters.
The classic Pixar animated film was put to a halt when Disney was dissatisfied with its creative process. Pixar’s animators had to toy around with different characters and story plot before centralizing it around Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
The people at Disney at the time were saying “oh this actually…this is pretty bad.”
Ed Catmull, the current president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, who was the lead developer for Toy Story recalled, “Even Roy Disney, who was championing it, looked at it and said ‘What in the world is this? This doesn’t make any sense.”
The studio’s existence was dependent on the success of the movie.
Pixar’s creative leadership redesigned the characters, the puppet-like Woody and Buzz Lightyear who first wore a red spacesuit, were given sharper makeovers.
For more Pixar art, you can visit the Copper Hewitt Museum in New York City.
Scroll down, and head over here, to view more design concepts of the original Toy Story film.
Buzz Lightyear and Woody drawn by Bob Pauley.
Buzz Lightyear drawn by Bud Luckey
Art for 'Toy Story' (1995) by Ralph Eggleston
[via TIME, Images via Deborah Coleman, Pixar]
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