Toy Story Fans Create Live Action, Shot-For-Shot Remake
Pixar's Toy Story was a monumental step forward in the world of filmmaking. When it was first released in 1995 it became the first ever entirely CGI animated feature film - a film that not only led to the rest of Pixar's library, but also the films from Disney, Dreamworks Animation, Blue Sky Studios, Sony Pictures Animation and all of the rest of the animated feature studios in Hollywood today.
But what if Toy Story was never thought of as an animated movie and was, instead, made to be live-action? You may have never thought of that question before, but today we have an answer nonetheless. YouTube channel JonasonsMovies has created a feature length, shot for shot live action version of the Pixar classic and shared it online for everyone to see. The movie uses a blend of real actors, stop-motion photography and strings to get the shots needed, and it's actually really impressive. I can't say anything regarding the legality of the project, so you might want to give it a look before it's taken down.
Let's once again give it up for the power of the internet, folks! In days past this would have just been a silly little thing passed around between friends and maybe copied on VHS, but already the YouTube video has nearly two million views. Bravo.
The directors behind the project are Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta, who began working on the remake in June 2010 when they were 17 and 18, respectively. You can read more about their project and its history over on their official Facebook page.
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