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Lee Unkrich reveals some rejected Toy Story titles that were kicked around!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I’m a big fan of getting inside glimpses at the filmmaking process, which is why I have that daily behind the scenes column and why I obsessed over Fangoria, Cinefantastique and making of books as a kid.

So, while this isn’t hard breaking news, I found it really fascinating when Pixar’s Lee Unkrich casually dropped a bunch of rejected Toy Story titles via his Twitter page today. Toy Story was the working title of the movie, always intended to be a place holder for the real title.

The entire studio was asked for ideas on the title and over 200 potential titles were submitted. Some of them are really nice, some of them funny, some rotten (or “bottom of the barrel” as Unkrich said), but all are fascinating if you’re a Pixar fan or a fan of little trivia tidbits like I am.

Here’s a list of some of the titles that Unkrich dropped.

The New Toy
Made In Taiwan
Moving Buddies
To Infinity and Beyond
Wind-Up Heroes
The Cowboy & The Spaceman
Spurs & Rockets
Bring Me The Arm of Buzz Lightyear
Toyz in the Hood
Each Sold Separately
Wings & Pullstrings
Some Assembly Required
The Favorite

I quite like Wings & Pullstrings, To Infinity and Beyond and Some Assembly Required, although that one sounds a bit too much like Batteries Not Included. None of them are better than simple old Toy Story, but I figured from one geek to another I’d share this little bit of fun I spotted in my Twitter feed. What do you think?

-Eric Vespe
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