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'Toy Story' Writer Andrew Stanton Calls Andy's Dad Backstory 'Fake News'

'Toy Story' Writer Andrew Stanton Calls Andy's Dad Backstory 'Fake News'

Andrew Stanton, a writer for all of the Toy Story films, is debunking a claim about Andy’s father that instantly went viral.

The heartbreaking backstory centered around Andy’s dad dying from polio.

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Toy designer and reviewer Mike Mozart started the backstory, stating that he was friends with the late former Pixar head writer Joe Ranft. Youtubers SuperCarlinBrothers then took the story viral.

“Complete and utter fake news,” Andrew tweeted on Saturday (Jun 24). “Everyone go back to your homes. Nothing to see here, folks. #Iwasthere.”

You can hear the full, debunked backstory below. Click inside to watch…

Toy Story Zero: The True Story Of Andy’s Dad & Woody’s Origin (ft. Mike Mozart)
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Photos: Disney/Pixar
Posted to: Andrew Stanton, Movies, Toy Story

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