Take a Look at The Ideas Scrapped From Famous Pixar Movies

Disney Pixar, YouTube
Disney Pixar, YouTube

Pixar's stellar animated films don't start out 100 percent brilliant. The studio has a meticulous development process for each of its films, with editors and directors crafting and revising ideas over and over again, and making plenty of missteps during what is typically a three-year process of storyboarding and animating. We don’t usually get to see the ideas that got left on the cutting-room floor in the process of making beloved films like Toy Story, but the studio recently gave fans an inside look of some of those plans in a video released on the Disney Pixar YouTube page.

The video, spotted by a fan site called the The Disney Blog, details significant twists in the development process of 11 of Pixar’s most famous films, from WALL∙E to Finding Nemo to Inside Out. Some of the changes were major, involving entire plots and characters. Up, for instance, initially revolved around two brothers who lived in a floating city. At first, the movie that would become Cars followed an electric car dealing with being an outsider in a small town full of more traditional vehicles. Inside Out’s Riley started out with 27 different emotions, each with their own names and individual characters. Entire characters were removed from some films, like Ratatouille’s mother, Desiree.

Other tweaks were slightly more minor, like design changes to characters like Mike in Monsters Inc. (who almost ended up a fuzzball) or Edna Mode in The Incredibles, who was initially far taller than the teeny-tiny suit designer that appears in the released movie.

While it’s fun to imagine how some of these tweaks would have played out if they made it into the final film, others clearly belonged on the cutting-room floor. Can you imagine if Toy Story had been called Toys in the Hood? Yeah, neither can we. See more of the scrapped ideas in the video below.

[h/t The Disney Blog]

Marvel Fan Creates Petition to Bring Back Luke Cage Following Netflix Cancellation

David Lee, Netflix
David Lee, Netflix

Fans are still shocked over Netflix's cancellation of ​Luke Cage​. For many, it's the end to an important series that tackled racial issues and privilege with a predominantly black cast. So Marvel fans are fighting to bring it back.

Luke Hunter took to Change.org and launched a petition for ​Netflix to bring back the two-time People's Choice Award-nominated show.

Luke Cage is the finest Marvel show in existence," the petition plea begins. "It exemplifies heroics, sassy banter, great music, and family fun. The cancellation of this beloved show is utterly flabbergasting. We must fight to save our hero of Harlem as he fights for us. Save Power Man!”

The petition, which started yesterday, already has 2060 signees, with a goal of 2500 signatures.

Luke Cage is one of many Marvel shows that Netflix has axed in recent months. The streaming service ​cancelled Iron Fist just last week.

Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season," Marvel and Netflix announced in a joint statement. "Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series."

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Disney has no plans to bring back the show on its ​upcoming streaming service, or on any other platform.

Halloween Breaks Franchise Record With $77.5M Opening

Ryan Green, Universal Pictures
Ryan Green, Universal Pictures

Horror fans have waited nearly a decade to see ​Michael Myers return to the big screen, and have finally gotten to see the knife-wielding serial killer return in an exhilarating and frightening new movie.

The nine-year wait for a new Halloween movie was the longest in the series' history, and it did not disappoint—especially when it came to its box office haul. In North America, ​Variety reports that the movie earned $77.5 million over the weekend after launching on nearly 4000 screens. It's the second-highest October debut in history, only behind this year's Venom.

The new film, which is directed by David Gordon Green, obliterated the series' previous record-holder, Rob Zombie's polarizing 2007 remake, which made $26 million in its first weekend.

"I am enormously proud of this film,” producer Jason Blum said in a statement. “Halloween brings the franchise back to life in a fresh, relevant, and fun way that is winning over fans and critics alike.”

Early estimates were targeting a $65 million opening weekend, but it hardly comes as a surprise that fans came out in droves to see the movie. Not only is Halloween a direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 classic, which is easily the most acclaimed film in the series' history, but it also saw ​Jamie Lee Curtis reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode.

Curtis wasn't the only returning player; ​John Carpenter came on board as the executive producer, which marks his first direct involvement in the series since 1981's Halloween 2.