Pixar Has Deleted A Scene From Toy Story 2 Because Of #MeToo Movement
The Toy Story franchise has captivated audiences around the world for more than two decades. Everyone has been following Woody, Buzz and the gang as they navigate the ups and downs of being replaceable toys in a kid's bedroom.
But as the fourth instalment debuted across the planet, Pixar (the company that has brought these four movies to life) has quietly made a change to the first sequel.
The scene in question is at the end of the movie when they show a bunch of bloopers that the cast make during the recording process.
Obviously the bloopers aren't real, per se, mainly because it's an animation and it's meant to poke fun at the normal blooper tapes we see at the end of movies and TV shows.
Woody says his line and Stinky Pete the Prospector is supposed to jump in, but the camera pans to him chatting to identical Barbie dolls saying: "Well I'm sure I can get you a part in Toy Story 3."
It sounds a hell of a lot like the chat that producers would say to wannabe actors in order to get close to them.
It's the type of chat that was leaked when the #MeToo movement started two years ago, with actors, both male and female, detailing the creepy and seedy things that people would say to them.
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It was insinuated that if they slept with the producer then they might get a part in a film to kick off their career. Sometimes it was consensual, other times it wasn't.
In the wake of the powerful movement, the Guardian reports that Pixar has deleted the scene from the movie.
Toy Story 2 director John Lasseter was accused of making some people on set 'uncomfortable' and 'feel disrespected' during the filming process.
As a result of the allegations, Lasseter released a statement, saying: "I especially want to apologise to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form.
"No matter how benign my intent, everyone has the right to set their own boundaries and have them respected."
In the meantime, it looks like the fourth instalment to the franchise is going down well with audiences and critics.
Rotten Tomatoes has the film at a very strong 98 percent and an audience score of 94 percent.
The critic consensus said: "Heartwarming, funny, and beautifully animated, Toy Story 4 manages the unlikely feat of extending -- and perhaps concluding -- a practically perfect animated saga."
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