Looking Outwards 05

I’ve chosen to investigate the early stages of mainstream animated movies – I found a cool video of the early development stages of the movie Toy Story, just when “3D” animation was taking off.
I’d imagine that the process for animation back then was different than it is today – we have programs like Maya and Blender to help us render, process, and rig 3D models now.
Toy Story looked a lot different in this video than it did on release, and we can see the character design process (Woody was almost a villain!)
Tom Hanks seemed to have played an important role in determining the direction of the plot and characters.

Toy Story
Various Animators – Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter (named in the video)

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