EDIT - Ignore the title: just think of it as “What if Toy Story was a critical and financial failure” instead. Realised how stupid the last part sounded. As we all know, Toy Story was released in 1995 to critical acclaim. It was also the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend and eventually earned over $373 million at the worldwide box office. A unique film for its time, it has even been credited multiple times as being the film to have changed animated films forever. https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/11/toy-story-20th-anniversary http://www.tribpub.com/gdpr/latimes.com/ https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainmen...nged-animated-films-forever/story?id=35281890 https://www.wired.com/2010/11/15-years-ago-toy-story-changed-animated-films-forever/ http://time.com/4118006/20-years-toy-story-pixar/ https://www.salon.com/2018/09/16/how-toy-story-changed-everything-in-its-first-eight-minutes/ But what if the first feature-length film to be entirely computer animated ended up being agreed by both critics and audiences to be absolutely terrible, and/or ended up being a financial flop? Say, the "Black Friday Reel" (in the initial draft, Woody was a cunt who bullied around the rest of Andy's toys and tried to actively get rid of Buzz) makes it into the movie instead. What would be of CGI films? Would there even be CGI films from that point onwards? Would animated films have remained 2D? How would cinema be affected, for that matter?