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Computers? Who Needs ‘Em? These Two Filmmakers Created A Shot-For-Shot Remake Of ‘Toy Story’ - The W
January 14, 2013
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Pixar's 1995 film 'Toy Story' has millions of fans.

It was technologically groundbreaking when it was released, but it was also well-reviewed, and well-loved, for its entertaining and moving story and characters.

But until now, no one loved the movie enough to recreate the whole thing, shot for shot, with live-action toys, actors, and even a real semi truck.

Well, that's what filmmakers Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta have done.

The pair started production on the film in 2010, when they were just 17 and 18 respectively.

Two and a half years later, the full-length film is online. It was posted two days ago, and it's already racked up more than 1.7 million views on YouTube.

Pauley and Perrotta used stop motion and puppeting techniques to animate the toys, as well as live actors to portray the human characters. They even found a dog to play Scud, the vicious bull terrier who menaces the toys.

Just in case you're worried that Pixar might be readying a lawsuit, don't worry: the filmmakers headed to Pixar headquarters last week and apparently got permission to put their movie online.

They also took the opportunity to hand out DVDs to Pixar employees. How cool is that?

For more on the project, you can check out their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter @RealiveToyStory.


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