Pixar has spent more than two decades creating some of the most beloved animated films of all time. However, when you look back through the making of these movies, they almost turned out completely different.
On Friday, the Disney/Pixar Twitter account posted a video about some of the studio's biggest titles, and how different their stories were at various stages of production.
Check out the video below, and see how your favorite movies almost became something else entirely.
Alternate stories are out there! See what our films could've been like. pic.twitter.com/7vFkXgth9G— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) December 22, 2017
First, the video explains the original idea for Inside Out. Instead of five emotions living inside Riley's mind, there were actually 27, and they all had very different names. Sadness, one of the fan-favorite characters of the movie, was originally named Misty.
The opening scene of Toy Story 3 was actually supposed to be a call-back to the original Toy Story movie. Woody would be riding through a western town, Buzz would fly down and block his way, and the entire group of toys would find themselves at a concert. It would then be revealed that Andy's sister Molly had been playing with the toys, just like Andy was at the beginning of the first movie.
Up became a much different movie throughout the various stages of production. The initial idea was about two brothers who lived by themselves in a mythical floating city. Instead, the movie became about an old man who lived alone in a floating house.
At one point, Pixar had a movie in the works about blob-like creatures that spoke gibberish and didn't really take on a solid shape. That idea was eventually scrapped, but the designs for the blobs were transformed into the humans on The Axiom in WALL-E.
In Ratatouille, Remy originally had a mother named Desiree, but the story was changed to focus on a father-son relationship.
All of these Pixar changes, and many more, are explained in the eye-opening video. While a lot of them are interesting, and it would be great to see how they would've turned out, it seems safe to say that we're all glad that these beloved Pixar classics ended up exactly as they did.