Concept Art for a Very Different Toy Story 3

Anyone with a shred of emotion and/or love for animated films has seen Toy Story 3. But the story we all know and love, considered by many to be the best animated film of all time? It could have been very different.

Below, you can find key frame and concept art, as well as character designs from Circle 7’s Toy Story 3 that were created by Jim Martin and Shane Zalvin. In that version, written by Jim Herzfeld (“Meet The Parents”) the other toys become concerned when Buzz Lightyear starts to malfunction and decide to ship him to the Taiwanese that originally built him in the hopes they they could repair him.

Soon after, Woody and the rest toys are shocked to learn that there has been a massive recall on all Buzz Lightyear toys. Fearing that Buzz will be destroyed Woody and his gang (Rex, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Jessie, and Bullseye) head off on a rescue mission. Over in Taiwan, Buzz is making new friends with other toys that have been recalled.

Sick Buzz

Toy Story 3 CA


Buzz meeting new friends

Big Buzz


Recalled toys

Toyz in Taiwan

Game over for Toys


Images via Imgur

For a bit more alternative art with a take on the wonderful universe Pixar has created, check out these Minimalist posters or these Star Trek characters in Pixar style.