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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

It's hard to believe that Pixar's "Toy Story" was released 22 years ago, when the world fell in love with the characters of Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen).

To celebrate the movie's anniversary, here are some fun and surprising facts about the film.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "As men get older, the toys get more expensive."

HINT: (1925-2004), was an American industrialist and philanthropist.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Buzz Lightyear was named after Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The character's space suit was originally red but was changed to white, lime green and purple after the film's director John Lasseter decided to model the costume after real space suits. He chose lime green because that's his favorite color, and he added purple because his wife likes that color.

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"Toy Story" wasn't the original name for the film. During production, the crew used the working title "Toy Story" -- which they decided to keep -- but other titles for the film included "Toy," "You Are A Toy," "The Cowboy and the Spaceman," "I'm With Stupid" and "Did Not, Did Too."

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In the beginning stages of "Toy Story," the main character was going to be Tinny and the original plot was going to center on the toy getting lost during a family trip and linking up with a sarcastic ventriloquist dummy, named Woody, who was going to help him get home.

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In all three "Toy Story" movies the number 95 is sprinkled throughout several scenes. The number is a reference to 1995, when the first film was released.

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Pixar camera artist Craig L. Good said there were a lot of brands that initially turned down the film's request to feature their toys. That meant production had to create new toys like Combat Carl, which was a version of G.I. Joe. Mattel also denied the film the use of Barbie, but eventually the company allowed the doll to appear in "Toy Story 2."

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Andy (John Morris) is named after film director Andrew Stanton. Lasseter said in an interview that it was because Andrew and Andy had similar hairstyles at the time.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "As men get older, the toys get more expensive."

ANSWER: Marvin Davis.