These scrapped Disney and Pixar storylines are blowing fans' minds

Disney and Pixar are responsible for some of the best-known animated movies around. But just how different could the plots of those films have been? Twitter has seen a flurry of debate as fans digest a list of scrapped plot ideas from films ranging from classics like The Lion King and the Little Mermaid to more recent titles Frozen, Up and The Incredibles.

Disney and Pixar have changed plot lines, inverted character's personalities and dropped whole concepts before settling on the final story for many films. The revelations include whole characters that never made it to the final cuts of the films – an aloof and perfectionist Señorita Cactus in Toy Story? A talking turkey with the voice of John Candy as a sidekick for Pocahontas?  (If you're an animator yourself, see our guide to the best drawing tablets for animation in 2021.)

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.