Thompson on Hollywood

After announcing two upcoming original projects—one envisioning a world with dinosaurs and one occurring entirely inside the human mind—Pixar’s creativity appears to be back on track, after sequels Toy Story 3, Cars 2 and the upcoming Planes and Monsters University.

Anticipation for Brave is high, but Pixar's classics are beloved. So much so that one homebuilder outside of Salt Lake City has created an abode that is a life-size replica of the floating home in 2009’s Up, complete with a “swarm of helium-filled balloons that the developer tied to the chimney of a house.” The NYT reports a listing price of $400,000 and a scarcity of serious bidders for the residence.

Yesterday, Pixar’s Lee Unkrich casually listed some rejected titles for Toy Story on his Twitter page. Toy Story had always been a working title for the film, intended as a placeholder until something better came along. As you can tell by the list below, nothing did. Possible titles (including one prescient of Cowboys & Aliens):

Toyz in the Hood
Made in Taiwan
Wind-Up Heroes
The Cowboy & The Spaceman
Spurs & Rockets
Each Sold Separately
Wings & Pullstrings
Some Assembly Required
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