Toy Story Fans Might Be Shocked To Know Woody Was Originally The Movie Villain 6 years ago

Toy Story Fans Might Be Shocked To Know Woody Was Originally The Movie Villain

Fans of Toy Story probably have a soft spot for Woody.

Yes, he was a little cranky and disgruntled at times, but he was also feeling neglected by Andy – so you know, he was lashing out.

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In the end he totally turned it around anyway, to be one of the greatest duos of all time.

As the famous line goes, “You’ve got a friend in me.”

What fans of the show might not be expecting is that Woody was actually pegged as the villain in the original drafts of the film.

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According to Cosmopolitan, Woody was supposed to be a bully, who was known for being sarcastic and vindictive to the other toys.

It was his mean behaviour that was originally meant to trigger the other toys into a rebellion in Andy’s room.

If you can’t quite picture him as the token evil genius, it might be because Woody also got a character redesign.

Plans to cast Woody as a ventriloquist dummy were dropped when the movie producers decided that the prototype looked too sinister with his heavy eyelids and down-turned mouth.

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With the new happy-go-lucky Woody, the designers decided he worked better as a draw string doll with a mission to save his toy friends.

Which, as a story, worked so much better in our opinion.

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Not just because that dummy is the stuff of nightmares.