"Toy Story": the real life of the heroes of the fairy-tale filmBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/toy-story-the-real-life-of-the-heroes-of-the-fairy-tale-film
On June 20, the fourth part of the much-loved animated film, which has not lost its popularity for more than two decades, was released worldwide. But few people know where Toy Story began and how its characters changed over time.
Let's figure out what really happened to your favorite characters and what transformations they had to go through.Everyone thinks that the first part of the cartoon immediately became successful. But in fact, Pixar had to abandon the original plot. Director John Lasseter changed the roles of some of the characters, and only after that the animated film became a box office hit in 1995.
Disney has curtailed filming of the original "Toy Story" plot, in which Woody was a daredevil. Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg wanted the film to be bold, but the writers turned Woody into a "sarcastic fool." After that, director John Lasseter decided to make the character, voiced by Tom Hanks, the central favorite of the whole story.
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Debi Derryberry, Jeff Pidgeon and Frank Welker — only these actors worked in all four parts of the picture.
Some of the actors who voiced the characters of Toy Story have already died. Among them is a man whose voice was spoken by Mr. Potato Head. The actor who voiced this character, Don Rickles, was 90 when he died in April 2017. He never lived to see the recordings of the fourth part of the animated film. Pixar has asked the family of the deceased comedian for permission to use old sound recordings for the new release, so Rickles' voice will be heard in the fourth season.
In 2017, John Saigan, who voiced Twitch in the third part of Toy Story, also died. In 2018, Er Lee Ermey, who voiced the Sergeant, and Bud Lucky, who gave the voice to the clown Chuckles, passed away.
In the film, Woody tries to convince a plastic fork named Forks that she is not garbage. New toys found in the antique shop include Duke Kaboom's trickster and Gabby Gabby doll.
Initially, the cartoon was not called "Toy Story", but "You are a toy". There has been a lot of debate between Disney and Pixar about how much the narrative in the film should focus on the theme of toys. The Disney writers insisted on introducing more human characters into the plot. But after Joss Whedon joined the screenwriting team, this idea was finally abandoned.
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