The original version of Toy Story was written by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter.
The plot is different from the 1995 film. But, according to Pixar, Woody was supposed to be the main villain abusing the other toys, including the newly-arrived Buzz Lightyear, until they rallied against him for disposing Buzz. This version was known as the infamous "Black Friday reel".
Why It Was Cancelled
- Pixar didn't like the script and test audiences didn't like it either.
- Walt Disney Feature Animation president Peter Schneider immediately shut down production and the producers requested two weeks to make alterations and do the film they wanted to do.
- The original version was permanently cancelled.
- Pixar survived the shutdown by falling back on its existing television commercial business while the script was rewritten.
- Disney and Pixar released the finalised version that we all know and love in 1995, and became a commercial success.
- Although the original film has been discarded, the only scene that is available for viewing is the scene where Woody discards Buzz through the window.