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What a spaceport!
Buzz Lightyear, upon entering the restaurant

Pizza Planet is a family pizza restaurant frequented by Andy Davis and his toys in the 1995 Disney/Pixar animated film, Toy Story. The establishment is identifiable by its unique design employing a space theme.

Background

The building of Pizza Planet is shaped like a cartoon depiction of a ringed planet, with a close resemblance to the real planet Saturn, but differently colored with the "Pizza Planet" logo on top. To the left of the restaurant is a rocket ship and launching site. In the interior, a lot of arcades and electronic games are seen.

Official Description

In an early version of the film, the pizza parlor had a miniature golf theme. When Buzz Lightyear entered the picture, the Pixar designers turned it into Pizza Planet, an elaborate space-themed drive-in that Buzz could mistake for a spaceport and his ticket home. It also supplied the name and logo for the Pizza Planet delivery truck, which went on to make cameos in several Pixar films.

Appearances

Toy Story

You are clear to enter. Welcome to Pizza Planet!
―Robots outside the entrance of Pizza Planet whenever guests stop by to enter the building

This is the place where Woody and Buzz Lightyear attempt to find Andy after being left behind at the Dinoco gas station. After Woody spots a Pizza Planet delivery truck pulling into the gas station, he calls Buzz back, and the two hitch a ride in the truck and head to Pizza Planet. After entering the restaurant, Woody finds Andy and calls to Buzz that they will jump into Molly's stroller, but Buzz, still believing to be a real Space Ranger, spots a rocket-shaped claw game, thinking it is a rocket Woody has promised that will take him to his destination (due to the way Woody was describing the stroller in a way Buzz would understand), and climb into the rocket, where he meets the Aliens. Woody has to climb into the claw game to get Buzz out, but Sid Phillips, who has been playing Whack-an-Alien, takes control of the claw and fishes Buzz, as well as Woody who has been holding onto Buzz's leg, out of the rocket (but not before he has fished one alien out). Buzz, Woody, and the alien are then taken to Sid's house to become his new toys, where the latter is given to Sid's dog, Scud, to be chewed up.

Toy Story 2

Although Pizza Planet does not appear in Toy Story 2, three of the trademark Aliens reappear in Toy Story 2 in the Pizza Planet truck. While assisting Andy's toys use the truck to follow Al to the airport, they almost get thrown out the window before being saved by Mr. Potato Head. In return, they follow him all the way back to Andy's house.

Toy Story 3

In Toy Story 3, Andy mentions his once-favorite restaurant, Pizza Planet, as the home world of his three Aliens that he hands over to Bonnie. There is also a "Pizza Planet"-branded season schedule (likely for high school baseball/softball) hidden on Andy's wall.

Toy Story 4

In Toy Story 4, the character of Forky is made from Pizza Planet eating utensils.

Onward

Pizza Planet appears in the film under the name "Pizza Realm", to match the suburban fantasy world setting.

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Trivia

  • Pizza Planet was originally going to be a miniature golf course called Pizza Putt (the name is a reference to Pizza Hut), but was changed to a space-themed restaurant in order for Buzz to be lured into thinking he is going home.
  • One of the storyboards for the film showed Sid making fun of a guy walking around in an Alien costume (who didn't make it into the final film) in place of him playing the Whack-a-Alien game, although the line he used for the original scene ("Hey, Bozo! You got a brain in there?!") was kept.
  • The robot guards at the entrance are based on the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica.
  • The Alien Slime dispensers and the Whack-a-Alien game are designed after the creature from the science fiction movie Alien, specifically its Chestburster stage. In the Toy Story: Activity Center, they are shown to talk as they challenge you to a memory game in a taunting manner.
  • In the Toy Story: Animated StoryBook, the intercoms announce that certain areas of the establishment were giving sugar-coated candy samples or autograph sessions were being conducted in the main room for "Young Green Warrior Reptiles," a blatant parody of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the TMNT themselves did make an appearance in Walt Disney World back then).
    • Similar announcements are made for the completion of a strange order of pizza (i.e. a dill pickle and ice cream pizza for "Mr. Stu Pidd").
  • In the SNES/Genesis/Saturn video game of Toy Story, one of the Pizza Planet levels is shown to have ice cream, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and fries.
  • A Mega Gulp cup from Pizza Planet can be seen on top of the Bug Bar in A Bug's Life.
  • In Toy Story 2: The Video Game, Pizza Planet tokens are a special item that needs to be collected in order to progress.
  • Fake painted blood is represented on the Whack-a-Alien arcade game, being the first time featured on a Pixar film. However, real blood is first presented in the film Up.
  • The Pizza Planet truck has made cameo appearances in every Pixar film to date except the first The Incredibles film.
  • Actual Pizza Planet locations did exist at the Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios park in Florida and Disneyland Paris, until in 2016, when they closed down. The area featuring the location at Hollywood Studios was re-themed into Muppets Courtyard, and the Pizza Planet was replaced by PizzeRizzo.
  • According to Toy Story: The Essential Guide (1999), the Pizza Planet restaurant was built over where an old fancy French restaurant used to be before it was burned down.
  • Pizza Planet is meant to be a parody and homage to Chuck E. Cheese's.
  • A container box from Pizza Planet can be seen in the Tri-County Landfill in Toy Story 3.
  • One of the background games, Annihilation shows Atari's Pong.
  • One of the game titles Whack-A-Alien is a grammatical error. It technically should be titled Whack-An-Alien. (The word 'an' shall be used when it precedes a word started with a vowel and/or vowel sound).
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Films: Toy Story (video) • Toy Story 2 (video) • Toy Story 3 (video) • Toy Story 4 (video) • The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear: Mission LogsToy Story of Terror!Toy Story That Time ForgotForky Asks a QuestionLamp LifePixar Popcorn (To Fitness and BeyondFluffy Stuff with Ducky & Bunny: LoveFluffy Stuff with Ducky & Bunny: Three Heads) • Lightyear

Television: Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandToy Story TreatsToy Story Toons (Hawaiian VacationSmall FryPartysaurus Rex)
Music: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StoryBookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerToy Story Mania!Toy Story Drop!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Crossy RoadKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Getaway Blast
Books: The Art of Toy Story 3The Toy Story Films: An Animated JourneyThe Art of Toy Story 4

Disney Parks
Toy Story LandToy Story HotelAlien Swirling SaucersBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinThe Magic of Disney AnimationGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of Pixar PierIt's a Small WorldJessie's Critter CarouselPixar Pal-A-RoundRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Round-UpWoody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney Songbook 2Disney's Showtime SpectacularFantasmic!Horseshoe RoundupMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Mickey's Magical Music WorldOnce Upon a MousePixar Playtime PalsThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The Musical
Restaurants: Alien Pizza PlanetToy Box CafeToy Story Pizza Planet ArcadeWoody’s Lunch BoxPoultry PalaceRoundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
Shops: Al's Toy BarnAndy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parades: Block Party BashDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Party ExpressDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandHappily Ever AfterILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationThe Magic, the Memories and YouTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring Promenade
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasDisney Gifts of ChristmasDisney's White Holiday ParadeLa Parade de Noël DisneyMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMr. Potato HeadRCRexMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky PeteTour Guide BarbieBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCombat CarlOld TimerAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus MaximusForkyDucky and BunnyGabby GabbyThe BensonsDuke CaboomGiggle McDimplesMelephant BrooksChairol BurnettBitey WhiteCarl ReinerocerosTinnyKaren BeverlyRib Tickles

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyBonnie AndersonMr. AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMasonHarmonyMargaret the Store OwnerCarolMiss WendyAxel the CarnieRosieRejeanBilly
Animals: ScudBusterMr. JonesDragon the Cat
Deleted characters: ShakesSeñorita Cactus

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportWild WestSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellSecond Chance AntiquesThe Carnival
Objects
A113Pixar BallPizza Planet TruckEggman Movers VanThe ClawThe Davis's Family Van
Songs
Films: You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe FreakThe Ballad of the Lonesome CowboyI Can't Let You Throw Yourself AwayLivin' Thing
Deleted: The FoolPlastic SpacemanMy Unexpected Friend
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story (Original Treatment)Toy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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