We hope to never see the day when kids don't fall in love with
Woody and Buzz the first time they watch Toy Story. The
original film, a Disney-Pixar computer animation first, was
released in 1995, which means that over the past 16 years that
adventurous journey home from Pizza Planet has been capturing a lot
For the past two years, Jonason Pauley, 19, and Jesse Perrotta,
21, of Arizona have taken that childhood love for Toy
Story and created something we're pretty pleased about: a
full-length, live action version of the movie.
Why didn't we think of that?
In an interview with the
East Valley Tribune, the pair say they were inspired to make
the film by the desire to visit Pixar Animation Studios. After
creating the film, the sent it to Pixar for
an official blessing and were even allowed to
pass out DVDs of their creation at the studios.
"We have so much respect for Pixar, we don't want to do
anything without their consent," Perrotta said in the interview.
"All I really wish is that our fans get to see it someday. I just
want everybody to see this movie one way or another."
They've uploaded the full movie to YouTube and we've embedded it
below for you to enjoy. If you're avid Toy Story fans like
we are, you'll love the attention to detail.
You can learn more about the project and the process the friends
went through creating the film on
their Facebook page.
What movie from your childhood would you dedicate two years to
to recreate? Do you know someone who has tackled a similar project?
Let us know in the comments below!
Alaina is the digital content editor at Chicago Parent. She lives in Chicago.
See more of Alaina's stories here.
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