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No, this is not me trying to write up some hackneyed creepypasta, this is a thing that actually happened. This is just a little bit of Disney/Pixar/film history I thought I'd share with you since there doesn't seem to be a thread of it already made on the site. So, do you remember how in the first Toy Story movie Woody was kind of a jealous asshat but still likable enough for us to sympathize with him by the end of the movie when he and Buzz Lightyear make up? Well imagine if he was a full on dick. Like, Lotso-esque. (In fact, I'm pretty sure the version of Woody you're about to see served a little inspiration for Lotso.) See, that was the original intention for his character, and the film itself was actually very mean-spirited in general because it was originally a more cynical, edgy take on a kids film. Yeah. One of the earliest forms of "edgelording" in film, I'm sure. This was all ordered by then Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenburg by the way. You know, the guy who left the company some time after and went on to make Dreamworks which then spawned the cynical fairy tale potshot fest known as Shrek? Makes sense now, don't it? And that leads us to the "Black Friday Reel", a test screening of the movie done on, what else, Black Friday, specifically November 19, 1993. This was way before the animation process even began, so the entire thing is shown in storyboards with voice acting. Here's it is in full: This, of course, got backlashed by pretty much everybody down in Disney and even by John Lassiter himself (if the opening clip of the video didn't give it away ) and the entire film was re-written into the more homely smash hit blockbuster we know it as today. Imagine the timeline where Pixar and Disney decided to go ahead and stick with the original vision. Not only would everybody in Pixar be out of a job, but literally everything that Pixar has accomplished since this film would not have existed. All because of edge. If you want more info, check out the this documentary:
Today Im 19 and so far this day has been great for me. I woke up lively with a smile on my face. Receiving very nice gifts from my parents and a sweet breakfast. I had 3 hours before started school so I played music the whole morning cause I love music and on 5 minutes before I would haft to run to the bus I managed to do a lot of things which came as a surprise to me since I usually don't have some free time before I run to the bus station. Today also the eclipse took place around 11:00 in european time. But we could barely see any difference since it was way to much clouds around that time. I had a great lunch and a nice conversation with some of my classmates. So this day has so far been really good and surprising but I know I will always be 18 at heart cause I loved being 18 :biggrin: