Live-Action Toy Story
by Haylee Fisher (@haylee_fisher)
Do you consider yourself a Toy Story fan? I bet you’re not as big a fan as Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta. After seeing Toy Story 3 in theatres, they were inspired to start the Live-Action Toy Story Project. Because toys based on the Toy Story characters were sold in stores after the movie’s success, they were able to use them to make a frame-by frame re-creation of the first film using stop-motion animation. They were also able to use the original dialogue from the movie. Puppets and humans round out the cast.
Throughout the process, they chronicled their progress on a Facebook page, which now includes behind-the-scenes photos, videos, and the film dubbed in different languages.
Pixar recently learned of this homage and invited the pair to their headquarters and asked them to pass out DVDs of their work to employees. Could this project soon snag these two superfans jobs at of one of their favorite companies?
Check out photos from their visit on their Facebook and watch the film below!