With the incredible success of Toy Story 3, it’s crazy to think that Disney was originally going to dump the film onto the home market. The year was 2005 and it looked like Disney and Pixar were going to part ways. Disney, however, owned the rights to Pixar’s characters and figured they would cash in by writing and developing direct to DVD sequels to many of Pixar’s biggest hits. So they created a company called Circle 7 to do just that. Of course, differences were eventually settled and in 2006, Disney purchased Pixar for $7.4 billion. When that happened, Circle 7′s ideas were completely scrapped and the company dissolved. However, there was several months of work done on an earlier version of Toy Story 3 that would have seen Buzz Lightyear recalled to Taiwan and Woody and the gang traveling across the world to save him.

After the jump, we’ve got a whole bunch of concept art from the scrapped version of Toy Story 3 that we’ll never see. Read More »

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