True story: For the first Toy Story film, Pixar had a Barbie doll character. When they asked Mattel for permission, they refused, saying the movie would be a bust. Barbie was then replaced with a generic Bo Peep doll.
When Mattel heard about Toy Story 2, they asked Pixar if they would pretty please with sugar on top include Barbie dolls. They graciously agreed.
How do you like it now, Mattel? How do you like it nooooow?