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Artwork for the original version of Toy Story 3

Note: This page is about the original version of Toy Story 3, and the original story is different from the Pixar version.

This was an early Circle 7 Animation screenplay version of the Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 3.


This might take place before the Pixar version of Toy Story 3. Here's the plot:

When Buzz Lightyear starts to malfunction, the toys decide to ship him to the Wocka-Wocka factory in Taiwan, where Buzz was created, Buzz got sent there against his will after accidently injuring Andy. However, Woody and the gang discover that all Buzz Lightyears are getting recalled due to them getting malfunctions as well. Fearing their Buzz will be replaced or destroyed, they ship themselves to save Buzz. Speaking of which, the space ranger toy would meet other recalled toys, as well as encountering a new version of himself called Daxx Blaster. However, things will go south for Woody and the gang, as their trek to reach Buzz will not be easy.


Steve Jobs who was at the time the head of Disney announced in early 2004 that The Walt Disney Company had decided not to renew its contract with Pixar. However, Micheal Eisner stated that he was fine with the idea because he believed that the company could produce sequels to Pixar's films that would be just as good as the originals. Eisner decided to create a new animation studio in Glendale, California and chose to produce sequels to various Pixar produced films. This new studio was named Circle 7 Animation, after the street on which it was located, Circle 7 Drive.

In addition to creating screenplays for sequels to Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, the animators at Circle 7 also began developing ideas for a third Toy Story film. Among the rejected ideas was a script written by Teacher's Pet writers Bill and Cheri Steinkellner that involved Woody and the gang finding toys that had been stolen out of Andy's grandmother's attic in a whodunit-style mystery.

Finally, Disney chose a draft that had been submitted by Jim Herzfeld. However, the studio wanted it to be written and handed it to Bob Hilgenberg and Rob Muir, who wrote the script for the sequel to Monsters, Inc.. Ric Sluiter, Jim Martin and Shane Zalvin created the concept art.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. In January 2006, Disney bought Pixar, and ultimately closed Circle 7 Studios.


  • The Circle 7 version of Toy Story 3 was scrapped, and a new version was produced from scratch by Pixar, and released in 2010.




Movie Sequels That Were Almost Released


Joe Whyte CG Artist Demo Reel 2016


A Look at Disney's Circle 7 Animation


How Pixar Was Almost Pixaren't!


  • Some of the elements of the draft would later be used for the car chase scene in Finding Dory and as well as Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch and Wreck it Ralph where a character had an inability to control him or herself. Even some elements from this version of Toy Story 3 such as the daycare scene, area of destroying toys, and certain characters like a stuffed bear toy eventually made it to the Pixar version of Toy Story 3.
  • The opening train robbery and chase seen in Pixar's released Toy Story 3 is very similar to the car chase that was intended for the beginning of Circle 7's draft.
  • In Toy Story 4, Buzz tries to get Bonnie the remember her backpack by pressing his buttons, this may be a reference to this version of Toy Story 3.
  • When it was announced this movie would be the made, the original cast such as John Ratzenberger and Tom Hanks stated that they would not reprise their roles such as Woody and Hamm the Piggy Bank if Toy Story 3 was not produced by Pixar. Ultimately after this draft got scrapped, Pixar produced their own version of Toy Story 3 in 2010, and thus they reprised their roles.
  • Tim Allen was (possibly) the only voice actor willing to reprise his role as Buzz, regardless if Pixar were returning or not.
  • Andy and his mom had very smaller roles compared to the other movies.
  • The plot seemed like a rehash of Toy Story 2.