8. Buzz Lightyear
Toy Story 2
While Woody is a family favourite, Buzz Lightyear is destined to win any popularity contests between the two.
He came about after Pixar decided to take their short film, Tin Toy, and turn it into a full-length feature. But in that short film they felt the lead character, Tinny, was too old fashioned. And so, after a series of name changes and redesigns (at one point he was called Lunar Larry, and later, Tempus from Morph), Pixar finally came up with what we now know as Buzz Lightyear, named after the astronaut, Buzz Aldrin.
Strangely, both Billy Crystal and Bill Murray turned down the chance of providing Buzz's vocals, beofre Tim Allen was approached.