Monday, April 22, 2013

To Live Action and Beyond!

Live-action remakes of cartoons are rarely good. For every live-action version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which isn't that bad), there's a live-action The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Smurfs, The Last Airbender, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Garfield and sixteen live-action Alvin and the Chipmunk movies. I don't like those odds. If you're planning on making a live-action film based on a beloved cartoon from your childhood, do us all a favor and take your script, shred it, burn it, bury it, salt the ground it was buried in, pour gasoline on the ground and light it on fire and then extinguish the fire with holy water.

That is, of course, your name is Jonason Pauley or Jesse Perrotta. These two guys have raised the bar when it comes to fan-made YouTube tributes. These guys did a live-action adaptation of Toy Story, and it's pretty darn amazing. This isn't a sweded version of the movie, either. This is a full-blown, full-length, well-done version of an iconic animated film.

Check it out:

Yes, it's the whole movie, so I don't expect you faithful readers to watch it in its entirety now. However, the next time your children (or your spouse that acts like a child) wants to watch Toy Story, throw this one on and see if it does the trick.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to finish up my screenplay for my live-action remake of Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.

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