Toy Story could have been called “Toyz in the Hood”


I hate giving titles to things. It’s hard to come up with a short, catchy title that perfectly conveys what you want to say. It’s especially hard if you come up with something meant to be temporary and then try to change it later. According to Lee Unkrich, this is exactly what happened with Toy Story. The title we all know and love was a temporary choice while they worked out the real deal. After over 200 alternate titles were proposed, the original suggestion ended up sticking.

Hit the jump to see some of the suggested titles. Believe me, they are pretty atrocious.

[JoBlo, via Lee Unkrich]

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

Wind the Frog

Rex’s First Movie

For the Love of Peep

Toyz in the Hood

Each Sold Separately

Wings & Pullstrings

Some Assembly Required

The Favorite

I don’t know about you, but with a list like that, The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs doesn’t sound like the worst possibility for the new film.