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(The Atlantic)   The original draft of Toy Story was a road-movie buddy comedy between a one man band toy and a ventriloquist's dummy, and when Woody finally made it to the script he was a jerk who kicked slinky dog and pushed Lunar Larry out he window   (theatlantic.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, G.I. Joe, Toy Story, John Lasseter, horror movies, Mr. Potato Head, Andrew Stanton, brothers movies, Pixar  
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2014-06-30 01:19:12 PM  
FTA:
- Hasbro refused to license the rights to [G.I. Joe]. It granted permission, instead, to use Mr. Potato Head. That's what Pixar went with.

Okay, is it just me or is Hasbro's legal department staffed entirely with shortsighted morons? "No, we don't want G.I. Joe to have any brand recognition whatsoever! You can only have Potato Head!" I mean... Fensler Films, anyone? What the fark is their hangup with anyone using the G.I. Joe trademark?

/lawyers suck
//unless they're on your side
///then the bill arrives...
 
2014-06-30 02:03:54 PM  
Some of the revisions got strange.

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2014-06-30 06:00:55 PM  

Sybarite: Some of the revisions got strange.

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That looks like Woody just found out Buzz gave him herpes
 
2014-06-30 06:01:19 PM  
I prefer the porn version: Adult Toy Story.
 
2014-06-30 06:03:12 PM  

RoyHobbs22: I prefer the porn version: Adult Toy Story.


No names needed to be changed.  Although the thing with Mr. Potatohead did get a bit perverted
 
2014-06-30 06:41:12 PM  

macross87: Smeggy Smurf: RoyHobbs22: I prefer the porn version: Adult Toy Story.

No names needed to be changed.  Although the thing with Mr. Potatohead did get a bit perverted

And watch out for Slinky. The rebound can pinch.


I heard that was Mr Goatse himself playing the part of The Claw.
 
2014-06-30 06:57:03 PM  
Article failed to mention that it was Joss Whedon who turned the script around. Pixar people are on record saying he did a fantastic job and made the story work.
 
2014-06-30 07:30:17 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Article failed to mention that it was Joss Whedon who turned the script around. Pixar people are on record saying he did a fantastic job and made the story work.


That explains why Bo Peep is such a confident, kick ass female toy.
 
2014-06-30 07:45:39 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Article failed to mention that it was Joss Whedon who turned the script around. Pixar people are on record saying he did a fantastic job and made the story work.


The original guys at Pixar sucked at writing full length scripts which they readily admitted.  As Disney was freaking out - they sent in everyone including Whedon who was working at Disney at the time.  He was responsibility for restructuring and adding some new roles like Rex the Dinosaur.  But he was one of many who worked on the script.
 
2014-06-30 07:46:17 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: FTA:
- Hasbro refused to license the rights to [G.I. Joe]. It granted permission, instead, to use Mr. Potato Head. That's what Pixar went with.

Okay, is it just me or is Hasbro's legal department staffed entirely with shortsighted morons? "No, we don't want G.I. Joe to have any brand recognition whatsoever! You can only have Potato Head!" I mean... Fensler Films, anyone? What the fark is their hangup with anyone using the G.I. Joe trademark?

/lawyers suck
//unless they're on your side
///then the bill arrives...


You have to look at the time in history.
Pixar wasn't the powerhouse it was after TS and GI Joe was still a stronger product in 94ish.

Star Wars as a figure line wasn't viable then and the male market (such as it was) was Hasbro's to own back then.

Hindsight being what it is, it was a bad decision.
 
2014-06-30 07:53:25 PM  
To be fair, Woody remains a jerk in the final version.
 
2014-06-30 09:25:57 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: What the fark is their hangup with anyone using the G.I. Joe trademark?


Maybe they didn't want any guff about C.G.I. Joe
 
2014-06-30 10:04:51 PM  
March 1991: The first draft of the script was released. It featured two main characters: a one-man band (Tinny) and a ventriloquist's dummy

So basically they wanted to make a feature-length version of Tin Toy.

/the baby is as creepy as fark
 
2014-06-30 10:10:00 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: FTA:
- Hasbro refused to license the rights to [G.I. Joe]. It granted permission, instead, to use Mr. Potato Head. That's what Pixar went with.

Okay, is it just me or is Hasbro's legal department staffed entirely with shortsighted morons? "No, we don't want G.I. Joe to have any brand recognition whatsoever! You can only have Potato Head!" I mean... Fensler Films, anyone? What the fark is their hangup with anyone using the G.I. Joe trademark?

/lawyers suck
//unless they're on your side
///then the bill arrives...


"We refuse to license the rights...unless you pay us a shiatload of money."

/And now you know the rest of the story
 
2014-06-30 10:50:28 PM  
I liked the part where Woody gets a stigmata and the monkey converts from Judaism to evangelical fundamentalism.

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2014-06-30 11:29:31 PM  

Virtual Pariah: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: FTA:
- Hasbro refused to license the rights to [G.I. Joe]. It granted permission, instead, to use Mr. Potato Head. That's what Pixar went with.

Okay, is it just me or is Hasbro's legal department staffed entirely with shortsighted morons? "No, we don't want G.I. Joe to have any brand recognition whatsoever! You can only have Potato Head!" I mean... Fensler Films, anyone? What the fark is their hangup with anyone using the G.I. Joe trademark?

/lawyers suck
//unless they're on your side
///then the bill arrives...

You have to look at the time in history.
Pixar wasn't the powerhouse it was after TS and GI Joe was still a stronger product in 94ish.

Star Wars as a figure line wasn't viable then and the male market (such as it was) was Hasbro's to own back then.

Hindsight being what it is, it was a bad decision.


G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra being what it is, it was a back asswards decision. Imagine a Pixar G.I. Joe vs Crunchberry Commander.
 
2014-07-01 12:49:16 AM  

Shadowtag: Virtual Pariah: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: FTA:
- Hasbro refused to license the rights to [G.I. Joe]. It granted permission, instead, to use Mr. Potato Head. That's what Pixar went with.

Okay, is it just me or is Hasbro's legal department staffed entirely with shortsighted morons? "No, we don't want G.I. Joe to have any brand recognition whatsoever! You can only have Potato Head!" I mean... Fensler Films, anyone? What the fark is their hangup with anyone using the G.I. Joe trademark?

/lawyers suck
//unless they're on your side
///then the bill arrives...

You have to look at the time in history.
Pixar wasn't the powerhouse it was after TS and GI Joe was still a stronger product in 94ish.

Star Wars as a figure line wasn't viable then and the male market (such as it was) was Hasbro's to own back then.

Hindsight being what it is, it was a bad decision.

G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra being what it is, it was a back asswards decision. Imagine a Pixar G.I. Joe vs Crunchberry Commander.


Maybe a disaster like Small Soldiers? I don't see GI Joe fitting into the Toy story movie well.
 
2014-07-01 11:35:21 AM  
Someone must have watched Henson's Christmas Toy and decided that would make a good animated movie.

It's about a girl's favorite toy who tries to sneak downstairs so he can be wrapped up and placed under the tree again because he's afraid of being replaced. The toys only come to life when nobody is around, and if they're caught they basically lose their magic and DIE.
 
2014-07-01 07:04:59 PM  

ConConHead: Someone must have watched Henson's Christmas Toy and decided that would make a good animated movie.

It's about a girl's favorite toy who tries to sneak downstairs so he can be wrapped up and placed under the tree again because he's afraid of being replaced. The toys only come to life when nobody is around, and if they're caught they basically lose their magic and DIE.


"EEEwwwww!  Mew!"
 
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