I found what may be one of the greatest YouTube videos in the history of ever over the weekend. First, some back story.
I’m sure most of you (if not all of you) are familiar with the movie Toy Story. It came out in the Fall of 1995 and captured the imaginations of kids and grown-ups alike. It spawned 2 incredible sequels along with video games, animated shorts, toys (duh) and so much more.
In my opinion, the Toy Story trilogy is the most brilliant of all the Disney/Pixar films. It is also my opinion that the star of these movies is that loveable dinosaur, Rex.
Come on, you KNOW he stole those movies. Whether he’s trying to defeat the evil Zurg in the Buzz Lightyear video game, being used as a battering ram or is just being insecure about his lack of ferociousness, Rex is the coolest dinosaur that’s ever lived.
He's even a budding radio star!
But I digress. This blog is REALLY about the Live-Action Toy Story Project. Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta got to work in June of 2010 on a shot-by-shot remake of the first Toy Story movie using real people and real toys. It’s a 2 ½ year labor of love that hit YouTube just a couple of days ago and it’s already had over 1 million views. This video is incredible and really has to be seen to be believed. I got about 60 seconds in before I started texting my friends about it.
I can’t imagine how hard it was to put this thing together, but as a Toy Story fan I can say with no hesitation that it’s one of the most brilliant things I’ve ever seen. My hat’s off to everyone involved in working on it.