PIXARLAND — What if the "Mona Lisa" were frowning? What if the Eiffel Tower was shorter? What if the stars weren't so bright in Van Gogh's village?
Most artists can probably tell you they go through a process to create a work of art. Even the greats have scrapped ideas, altered plans and gone back to the drawing board over and over to get to the finished products that now define our world.
It's fun to imagine how various tweaks would have changed the well-known and well-loved pieces of art we all recognize, and thanks to a video from Pixar released last month, we can now apply that hypothetical thinking to some of the more modern masterpieces (yes, I'm talking about Pixar films. We can argue about whether they should be considered masterpieces in the comments below ?)
Pixar Did You Know? Scrapped Film Ideas is a YouTube video that delves into all the ways our favorite computer animated films were almost very different. Did you know the toys in "Toy Story 3" almost attended a Hannah Montana-style concert? Or that the film almost had several different titles including "Hand-Me-Down Hero," "Plastic Buddies," "The Cowboy and the Spaceman" and "Toys in the Hood?"
The video is a fascinating look at what could have been and will be especially fun for all the Pixar lovers out there who can't imagine their favorite characters from "Up," "The Incredibles" and "Monster's Inc." any other way. Enjoy, and then save up on these fun Pixar facts to impress everyone next time you're in line for the "Buzz Lightyear Astro-Blasters" ride at Disneyland.