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Disney cuts casting couch joke from Toy Story 2

In the wake of the #MeToo movement ad the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against some of the most powerful figures in Hollywood, Disney has decided to cut a casting couch gag from the Toy Story 2 “blooper” reel for the latest home entertainment re-release of the beloved animated sequel.

The scene in question sees the character of Stinky Pete attempting to chat up a pair of Barbie dolls by suggesting he can get them a role in Toy Story 3. You can watch the gag here…

Toy Story 2 was directed by John Lasseter, who has himself been the subject of numerous sexual misconduct allegations, which resulted in both his departure from the director’s chair on Toy Story 4, and his exit as chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world,
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Disney Removes Controversial Toy Story 2 Scene Because Of #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has changed and will continue to change the movie business in major ways. From ending the careers of those guilty of inappropriate behavior to the presence of intimacy coordinators on set during love scenes (see Bond 25). Here’s an unexpected consequence of the current climate, though: Pixar classic Toy Story 2 has been edited to remove what might now be considered a controversial moment.

Disney lovers will know that TS2 ends with some fun, fake bloopers over the credits, with the characters fluffing their lines and other comic mishaps occurring. One sees Woody approach Stinky Pete’s box only for the Prospector to be found flirting with a duo of Barbie dolls, promising that he can get them a part in Toy Story 3. As they leave, Pete is shown to leer at them.

To jog your memory, you can check out the blooper in question
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Disney Cuts ‘Toy Story 2’ Casting Couch Joke From Blooper Reel

  • Variety
Disney Cuts ‘Toy Story 2’ Casting Couch Joke From Blooper Reel
Disney has discreetly cut a “Toy Story 2” post-credits scene featuring a casting couch reference from new home entertainment releases of the sequel film.

In one of the gags from the film’s mock blooper-reel, the prospector character Stinky Pete offers two Barbie dolls a role in a film for the implicit return of sexual favors — a Hollywood practice known as the “casting couch.”

Several internet forums and DVD websites including Reddit, Re-Release News, and Blue-Ray.com picked up on the edit.

“So you two are absolutely identical?” Stinky Pete flirts with the dolls. “You know, I’m sure I could get you a part in ‘Toy Story 3.’” Stinky Pete looks the women over and suggestively grabs one of their hands, until realizing that he is on camera. He says to the camera in a panic, “I’m sorry, are we back? Lovely time talking with you, yes, any
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Disney Cuts Toy Story 2 Stinky Pete Scene in Wake of #MeToo Movement

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Disney has deleted a casting couch joke originally featured in Toy Story 2 for the movie's re-release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD. The gag refers to slimy filmmakers coercing aspiring actresses into sex by promising them prominent roles in major movies. Because the #MeToo movement has shown just how serious of an issue this real-life practice really is, joking about it in an animated children's movie is completely unacceptable. With this in mind, Disney has snipped a scene involving Stinky Pete which could be seen during Toy Story 2's closing credits, which feature the animated toys acting out bloopers like they're on an actual movie set.

In the scene in question, Woody is filming a scene with Bullseye and Jessie when he approaches Stinky Pete's box. Upon flipping it around so we can see the inside, Stinky Pete is
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Disney Removes ‘Toy Story 2’ Scene That Recalled Hollywood Casting Couch Abuse

Disney Removes ‘Toy Story 2’ Scene That Recalled Hollywood Casting Couch Abuse
Disney recently marked the opening of “Toy Story 4” by re-releasing the entire animated franchise on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, but not every entry was the same as when the studio first released it. Deadline reports Disney quietly removed a scene from “Toy Story 2” for the new release. The scene in question occurred during the end credit bloopers and featured the character Stinky Pete (the villainous toy voiced by Kelsey Grammar) inside a toy box with two Barbie dolls. Stinky Pete grabs one of their hands and says he can help get them roles in the next “Toy Story” movie, only to discover he is being filmed. The character becomes flustered and escorts the Barbie dolls out of the box.

In the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up anti-harassment movement, it was impossible not to view the scene as problematic. Stinky Pete’s lecherous behavior
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‘Toy Story 2’ Blooper Scene About Sexual Misconduct Edited Out of Re-Release (Video)

‘Toy Story 2’ Blooper Scene About Sexual Misconduct Edited Out of Re-Release (Video)
The re-release of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 2” on 4K and digital is missing a post-credits scene that made a joke about sexual misconduct and alludes to the casting couch in Hollywood.

According to multiple DVD release forums and websites including Re-Release News, ResetEra.com and Blu-Ray.com, as well as from observations on Reddit, the a clip appeared to be edited out of the credits on the new release when compared side by side with the original Blu-Ray release of the film.

The scene in question is part of a series of blooper-reel style gags that play during the credits. In one, Woody turns around the box of the doll Stinky Pete, the villain in the film voiced by Kelsey Grammer, only to find him with two tall Barbie dolls wearing short skirts.

Also Read: 'Toy Story 4': Andy's Voice Actor John Morris Talks Life
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Toy Story 2 Cuts Out Blooper Scene with Sexual Misconduct Joke from Home Re-Release

Toy Story 2 Cuts Out Blooper Scene with Sexual Misconduct Joke from Home Re-Release
The end credits of Toy Story 2 look a little different after Disney reportedly cut out an animated blooper that contained a sexual misconduct joke.

The change was first noticed when Disney Pixar re-released the Toy Story movies in 4K Blu-Ray earlier this year ahead of Toy Story 4 hitting theaters. Fake bloopers are a Toy Story tradition, with all four films featuring them during the credits. ReRelease.com was first to report the news.

Disney told People the company has no comment.

The deleted faux blooper features the character Stinky Pete (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) talking to two Barbies in his box.
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Disney Removes a Stinky Pete Scene From New Toy Story 2 Edition in Wake of The Me Too Movement

With the release of Toy Story 4 recently, Disney and Pixar decided to re-release new editions of entire series of Toy Story films on 4k, Blu-ray, and Digital HD. Well, it turns out that there was a scene deleted from Toy Story 2 for this latest release of the film in the wake of the Me Too movement involving the character Stinky Pete.

During the credit sequence of the film, Pixar offered some funny bloopers and outtakes for the film. They made the animated characters seem like they were real actors working on the set of the film. It was a pretty fun gag that fans enjoyed, but one of them isn’t so funny now.

One of these scenes involved Woody finding old Stinky Pete using his manipulative behavior while creepily talking to two Barbie dolls. He is flirting with them and telling them he can get them a
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Disney Deletes ‘Toy Story 2’ ‘Casting Couch’ Blooper After #MeToo Movement

  • Deadline
Disney Deletes ‘Toy Story 2’ ‘Casting Couch’ Blooper After #MeToo Movement
Disney has deleted a Toy Story 2 fake blooper scene from new home ent releases of the 1999 animated film.

The scene features character Stinky Pete the Prospector leering over two Barbie dolls and suggesting he can get them a part in a movie, a ‘casting couch’-type move that has been widely condemned in recent years.

The character strokes the hands of the dolls and ogles their bodies, actions Disney clearly felt in hindsight was inappropriate given the Me Too movement, Weinstein scandal and their own challenges. Pixar Animation co-founder and Disney animation chief John Lasseter left the studio last year after allegations of misconduct.

The scene deletion, which reportedly affects both Blur-Ray and download versions, was picked up by online forums last month and was first reported by film site Rereleasenews. Disney recently re-released the entire Toy Story series on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD to coincide with
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On ‘Toy Story 4,’ Pixar Opened Its Brain Trust to More Women and It Paid Off

On ‘Toy Story 4,’ Pixar Opened Its Brain Trust to More Women and It Paid Off
The “Toy Story” universe has always been very male, ever since John Lasseter’s first “Pixar” release in 1995 introduced old-school Western sheriff pull-toy Woody (Tom Hanks) and snazzy electronic flyer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). The dynamic duo have stayed front and center through sequels “Toy Story 2” and “3.”

Pixar itself has been going through a sea change. Of the 21 films Pixar has released since 1995, just four have focused on a female lead. Over the years, Pixar has gradually increased the participation of women throughout the Bay Area company, from animators and designers to story artists.

The first woman to enter the Brain Trust was Pixar Senior Development Executive Mary Coleman. Later, Rita Hsaio shared screenplay credit on “Toy Story 2,” Meg LeFauve landed screenplay credits for “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur,” and Victoria Strouse co-wrote “Finding Dory” with director Andrew Stanton.

When Brenda Chapman arrived at Pixar in 2003, there
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On ‘Toy Story 4,’ Pixar Opened Its Brain Trust to More Women and It Paid Off

On ‘Toy Story 4,’ Pixar Opened Its Brain Trust to More Women and It Paid Off
The “Toy Story” universe has always been very male, ever since John Lasseter’s first “Pixar” release in 1995 introduced old-school Western sheriff pull-toy Woody (Tom Hanks) and snazzy electronic flyer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). The dynamic duo have stayed front and center through sequels “Toy Story 2” and “3.”

Pixar itself has been going through a sea change. Of the 21 films Pixar has released since 1995, just four have focused on a female lead. Over the years, Pixar has gradually increased the participation of women throughout the Bay Area company, from animators and designers to story artists.

The first woman to enter the Brain Trust was Pixar Senior Development Executive Mary Coleman. Later, Rita Hsaio shared screenplay credit on “Toy Story 2,” Meg LeFauve landed screenplay credits for “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur,” and Victoria Strouse co-wrote “Finding Dory” with director Andrew Stanton.

When Brenda Chapman arrived at Pixar in 2003, there
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Toy Story 4 Spinoff Possible, Tim Allen Compares Franchise to Avengers

This past weekend, Pixar and Disney unleashed the fourth (and final?) entry in the Toy Story saga into a theater near you. And today we have word via Buzz Lightyear himself Tim Allen that the series might continue on like Marvel's The Avengers with "offshoots of characters that have simultaneous stories." Or, you know, Toy Story spin-offs. In a recent interview, Allen was specifically asked if he thinks Toy Story 4 will be the final film in the franchise to which he responded:

"I can't give that away. There's very little to suggest that this isn't, at the very least, [part of] a much bigger world. It reminds me of the Avengers movies - there are not only offshoots of characters that have simultaneous stories, but the world itself got much bigger."

Tim Allen continues to say this.

"My sense is it's done. My creative side says, at the same time,
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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Dominates With $118 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Dominates With $118 Million Debut
Disney’s domination over the box office only seemed to strengthen this weekend as “Toy Story 4” easily topped box office charts.

The fourth entry in Pixar’s animated series collected $118 million in ticket sales when it debuted in 4,575 North American theaters. While that haul is significantly below expectations, which anticipated a start near $140 million, it’s hardly a disappointment for the critically acclaimed movie.

Despite glowing reviews, box office prognosticators suggest that “Toy Story 4” underperformed because audiences were wary about the need for another chapter after “Toy Story 3” wrapped up the series so perfectly. The domestic debut is only a slight jump on that entry, which bowed nearly a decade ago with $110 million. However, strong word of mouth will likely keep “Toy Story 4” in theaters long throughout the summer.

Executives at the Magic Kingdom are optimistic about “Toy Story 4’s” triple-digit debut.

“Looking at these
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Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ Ends Pixar’s Flagship Series (For Now) on a Fine Note

It was said upon the release of Toy Story 3 that the franchise was done as far as Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear’s (Tim Allen) adventures were concerned. These sentiments made sense: it ended nicely on a logical breaking point, the boy whose name adorned their feet grown-up and gifting them to a new owner (Bonnie) who promised a warm future of happiness and play. Because simply retiring the characters would be dumb, Pixar decided to branch out into a trio of short comedic vignettes and pair of sitcom-length episodes that focused on different peripheral figures who deserved their time in the limelight. The studio could have continued in this direction for years and probably would have if not for an epiphany.

The braintrust got their light-bulb moment in the form of an obvious reunion: the usual gang and old friend Bo Peep (Annie Potts). So they (spearheaded
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Review: Pixar's Latest Sequel 'Toy Story 4' Plays With Your Emotions

Pixar's original Toy Story (1995) movie was a major milestone in filmmaking. It was nominated for three Oscars (Best Original Screenplay; Best Original Song; Best Original Score), and two Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical; Best Original Song). Director John Lasseter won a special achievement award from The Academy "for the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film." Made by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, Toy Story was a massive commercial success, launching toys (of course), video games, theme park attractions, spin-offs, and two fantastic sequels — Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010). Now, after creating the perfect animated trilogy, Pixar & Disney are extending – and perhaps concluding – the franchise with Toy Story 4, a very weird, melancholic epilogue to the series and to childhood itself. Written by Stephany Folsom (of Star Wars Resistance) and Andrew Stanton (of Toy Story,
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‘Toy Story 4’ Could Give Disney Yet Another Record Box Office Opening

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‘Toy Story 4’ Could Give Disney Yet Another Record Box Office Opening
Disney made box office history in April with “Avengers: Endgame,” and the studio is going after another record this weekend. With critical acclaim behind it, Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” will take aim at the all-time animated film opening weekend record set last year by “Incredibles 2,” continuing a 2019 defined by Disney domination.

Since the review embargo dropped, critics have praised director Josh Cooley’s addition to Pixar’s flagship franchise, saying that while it doesn’t reach the poignant heights of the Best Picture-nominated “Toy Story 3,” it is a hilarious and worthy addition to the series. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 98% “Fresh” score, matching its predecessor’s critical performance.

Disney is keeping its projections relatively conservative at $140 million, which would still rank as the third-highest opening weekend of the year so far behind fellow studio releases “Avengers: Endgame” and “Captain Marvel.” But analysts who spoke to
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Pete Docter Has ‘Soul’ for 2020: Originality Returns to Pixar Under His Leadership

Pete Docter Has ‘Soul’ for 2020: Originality Returns to Pixar Under His Leadership
While Pete Docter has been busy adjusting to his new role as Pixar’s chief creative officer after succeeding mentor John Lasseter last year, he’s also been quietly directing his fourth feature, “Soul,”, which Disney/Pixar slyly announced Wednesday on Twitter. All we know about “Soul” (produced by Dana Murray of the “Lou” short) is that “Pixar will take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions.”

With such a spirit world connotation, “Soul” should make quite an imaginative follow-up to Docter’s Oscar-winning “Inside Out”. And we can only surmise that the animation will be just as thrillingly innovative. Thank goodness that Docter insisted on finishing “Soul” as part of his agreement to take over creative control of Pixar. We can only hope that he will not have to give up directing altogether,
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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Building to $140 Million-Plus Debut

  • Variety
After a lackluster few weeks at movie theaters, it’s Woody and Buzz Lightyear to the rescue. The dynamic duo is returning to multiplexes for Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4.”

The fourth installment in the CGI series is expected to earn north of $140 million when it opens in 4,500 theaters across North America. If it hits those numbers, it will rank among the best debuts for an animated movie. As it stands, the top three launches are “Incredibles 2” ($182 million), “Finding Dory” ($135 million) and “Shrek the Third” ($121 million). The upcoming entry comes nearly 10 years after “Toy Story 3,” which bowed with $110 million in 2009.

Sequels have been floundering at the box office as of late, with “Men in Black: International,” “Dark Phoenix,” and “Shaft” all failing to meet expectations. “Toy Story 4” looks to reverse that trend. Critics are high on the latest iteration, bestowing a near-perfect 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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‘Toy Story 4’ Breaking Pixar Tradition, Will Not Feature New Short Film

When Pixar fans line up to check out the lauded animation house’s latest offering this week at the multiplex, they’ll have to enjoy the experience without a classic dose of pre-show magic. Slate reports that Josh Cooley’s “Toy Story 4” will hit theaters without a preceding short film, a break in a tradition that has stretched back 23 years.

Funnily enough, the first “Toy Story” — Pixar’s first feature film, released in November of 1995 — did not feature a short film as its opening act, though John Lasseter’s “Tin Toy” (first made in 1988) was later attached to the film in home video release. Starting with “A Bug’s Life,” however, each Pixar feature released in theaters has kicked off with a new Pixar short.

There have been some major highlights, too, including Oscar winners like “Geri’s Game,” “Piper,” “For the Birds,” and “Bao,” which picked up the
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Toy Story 4 Earns Perfect 100% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes Score

Disney and Pixar, somewhat unsurprisingly, seem to have another classic on their hands as Toy Story 4 has debuted with a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. The forthcoming entry in Pixar's defining franchise, initially, was something that seemed odd to many moviegoers. Toy Story 3 seemingly wrapped everything up and put a nice bow on it. As such, some were concerned a fourth movie might sully the legacy. Apparently, that isn't going to be the case.

As of this writing, with 65 reviews counted, Toy Story 4 has an unblemished 100 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That is an exceedingly rare feat for any movie, let alone a fourth entry in a franchise that has been going for more than two decades. But Toy Story isn't just any franchise. In fact, Both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 also have perfect critical ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Toy Story 3 is the only exception,
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