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To Infinity and Beyond With These 15 ‘Toy Story’ Facts!

Buzz Lightyear is one of the most recognizable characters in modern Disney history. But, before he was Buzz, he was a character from the Pixar short film, Tin Toy. Once they decided to make the character a modern toy, he was renamed “Lunar Larry” and “Tempus From Morph” before they settled on Buzz Lightyear. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes off with Toy Story!

As they were developing the script, Pixar brought in a number of writers to help with the script. One of those writers was a young Joss Whedon, who had just come off of writing the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. In addition to creating the character of Rex, it was Whedon’s idea to make Buzz Lightyear a toy that was unaware he was a toy, which Pixar credits to being the key to shaping the entire rest of the movie.

“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but now, you’ve got a friend with these Toy Story facts!

Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know what movies we should cover next.

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