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'Toy Story' Almost Titles: Lee Unkrich Tweets Selections

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There's a truth to the saying that it's all in the name. And so though its iconic characters and storyline would remain the same, given the franchise's legacy of three full length films, multiple short films, video games and a legion of branded products, it's fair to wonder what would have come of "Toy Story" had it been given a different title.

Because, as it turns out, that was nearly the case.

Lee Unkrich, the editor of the first "Toy Story," co-director of the second and solo director of the third, revealed on Twitter Tuesday that "Toy Story" was just a working title, with the intent on replacing it when the film reached the public.

Eventually desperate for a new name, Pixar put out a call to all employees, asking them to send in suggestions. Unkrich tweeted a select number of them, with some eyebrow-raising titles included.

/Film collected the titles in one tidy place, which you can see below:

  • 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

Think there would be any chance of a movie called "Bring Me The Arm Of Buzz Lightyear" becoming a global phenomenon?

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