Alternate Opening to ‘Toy Story 3’ Explored in This Never-Before-Seen Feature

In this never-before-seen special feature from Pixar, they reveal an alternate opening to the famed Toy Story 3.
Toy Story 3 Alternate Opening

In a fun throwback style to Disney Home Videos, Pixar released a never-before-seen special look at the opening of Toy Story 3. Although a similar feature titled Roundin’ Up A Western Opening was included on the Toy Story 3 Blu-ray, this version narrated by Story Supervisor, Jason Katz looks at the scene from a slightly different angle and provides a few more unknown facts. 

Pixar Home Videos

If you don’t have the Toy Story 3 Blu-ray, or just haven’t dusted it off in a while, watching this video sparked our interest to brush up on a few other extras we haven’t watched in a while. Check out the full list of special features below — writing this all out really made us realize how great the Toy Story 3 release was. There was so much to dive into.



  • Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science of Adventure (4:30)
  • Day & Night Theatrical Short (6:05)
  • Toys! (6:37)



  • The Gang’s All Here (10:46)
  • Goodbye Andy (8:02) – An exploration of character design, acting and animation in the scene “Andy’s Goodbye”
  • Accidental Toymakers (3:56) – Meet the makers of the original Buzz Lightyear and watch how the newest version of Buzz – the Ultimate Buzz is constructed
  • A Toy’s Eye View: Creating a Whole New Land (5:19)
  • Epilogue (4:23) – Stand-alone 1:33 version of the Epilogue


  • Cine-Explore (1:42:30) with Dir. Lee Unkrich and Prod. Darla Anderson
  • Beyond The Toybox: Commentary track featuring leads from Story, Tech, Art and Animation
  • Roundin’ Up A Western Opening (5:42) – Development process and scene analysis of “Western Opening” in its various iterations through the story process
  • Bonnie’s Playtime: A Story Roundtable (6:26) – A roundtable discussion with the Lee Unkrich and the story artists who brought the “Bonnie’s Playtime” scene to life
  • Beginnings: Setting A Story In Motion (8:13) – Screenwriter Michael Arndt analyzes successful opening scenes from ToyStory, Nemo, and the Incredibles
  • Life Of A Shot (6:57) – Overview of artist contribution to each step of the production pipeline on a select group of shots from the Western Opening of Toy Story 3
  • Making of Day & Night (2:00)
  • Paths To Pixar – Editorial (4:38)
  • Studio Stories – Where’s Gordon? (2:16)
  • Studio Stories – Cereal Bar (1:36)
  • Studio Stories – Clean Start (3:05)
Toy Story 3 Alternate Opening


  • Toy Story Trivia Dash – Trivia Game


  • Grab Bag (4:00)
  • Ken’s Dating Tips (1:30)
  • Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear Commercial (0:30)
  • Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear Commercial 2 (Japan) (0:30)
  • Making Of The Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear Commercials (1:28)
  • Internet Chat (1:00)
  • Security Cam (1:12)
  • Gadgets (0:58)
  • Dancing With The Stars at Pixar (2:21)
  • TS3 Silence Trailer (0:40)
  • TS3 Antipiracy Trailer (1:04)
  • TS3 Teaser Trailer (1:44)
  • TS3 Trailer 2 (2:21)
  • TS3 Trailer 3 (2:30)
  • TS3 Japan Teaser Trailer 1 (1:02)
  • TS3 Japan Trailer 2 (2:44)
  • Character Intros (2:00)
  • Poster Gallery

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