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Toy Story is a 1995 computer-animated film directed by John Lassetter, and featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, and Jim Varney. It focuses on a cowboy doll named Woody who has to team up with his biggest rival, a space action figure named Buzz Lightyear, in order to get back to their owner.

Considered for rolesEdit

Woody, played by Tom Hanks

  • Paul Newman: See "Considered ideas."

Buzz Lightyear, played by Tim Allen

  • Jim Carrey: See "Considered ideas."
  • Chevy Chase: Turned down the role. This also lead to Allen accepting the offer to play Buzz, as Chase was one of his biggest influences.
  • Billy Crystal: He was offered the role, but he declined. Crystal later called it the biggest mistake of his career. This led him to accept the role of Mike Wazowski in Pixar's Monsters, Inc. (2001).
  • Bill Murray: Considered for the role.

Considered for musicEdit

  • Bob Dylan: During preproduction, Steve Jobs privately called Ralph Guggenheim, trying to convince him to have bob Dylan write songs for the film.

Considered ideasEdit

  • Old Hollywood vs. New Hollywood: Pixar originally wanted Paul Newman to voice Woody and Jim Carrey to voice Buzz. This would be an example of the New Hollywood replacing the Old Hollywood, with Newman being the Old Hollywood, and Carrey the New Hollywood.

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