Toy Story 4 (Romantic comedy version)
Before Toy Story 4 was released, it went through different script changes including a romantic comedy script.
Toy Story 4 was announced and Pixar began the development process of this, the original script of the film had a romantic comedy style and originally it would not be a continuation of Toy Story 3, it was handled as an independent film of the Toy saga story. The script was originally written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, and it was planned to be directed by John Lasseter and Josh Cooley, with a release date set for 2018.
It was described as a separate love story between Woody and Bo Peep, a story that was not supposed to be a continuation of Toy story 3.
Why It Was Cancelled
- Most of the original Toy Story 4 script was scrapped by Pixar and the story was rewritten by Stephany Folsom, apparently because the original script didn't quite please Pixar.
- Due to the script rewriting, Toy Story 4 was pushed back to 2019 and The Incredibles 2 was moved forward to 2018 (which was the original release year for Toy Story 4)
- A different version of Toy Story 4 was released in 2019.
- The romantic comedy version of Toy Story 4 was permanently cancelled.
- Elements from the original version such as the relationship between Woody and Bo Peep ended up in the final film.
- The existence of a character was revealed, which was a dancing Santa Claus from the antique store who was eventually removed from the film. It is unknown if this character was in this version.
- The release years went through several delays when it was announced in 2014. It was at first scheduled for 2017 (the year when Cars 3 was released) then moved to 2018 (the year when The Incredibles 2 was released) and finally moved to 2019, the year it got theatrically released.