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VIDEO: Watch This Amazing Live Shot-By-Shot Remake of TOY STORY!

We all know how precious and heartwarming the original TOY STORY is. That feeling is especially true for two young filmmakers who’ve decided to show their love for the trilogy in a completely new way.

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toystory.pngWe all know how precious and heartwarming the original TOY STORY is.  No matter how old we get, seeing Buzz, Woody, and the entire gang trying to survive inside and out of Andy’s room will always hold a special place in our hearts.

That feeling is especially true for two young filmmakers who’ve decided to show their love for the trilogy in a completely new way.

19-year-old Jonason Pauley and 21-year-old Jesse Perrotta always dreamed of visiting Disney and Pixar studios, for nothing more than to just rub shoulders with their heroes and see where their favorite films were created.  So one day back in 2010, they came up with a brilliant plan: show their love by recreating TOY STORY shot-by-shot, completely live.

The result, “Live Action Toy Story” is now on YouTube, and after only two days on the web, it has already gathered 1.5 million views!

So how did Pauley and Perrotta pull off such a feat?  The East Valley Tribune is reporting that the two kids used two rooms in Pauley’s parents’ Northern California home as Andy and Sid’s rooms (where they did most of the filming), and a local pizzeria and arcade for Pizza Planet. With the help of about 150 friends and family, the two managed to film the entire project for just about $1,000!  (Now if only Hollywood could find out how to make movies for that cheap!)

Pixar has yet to comment on the tribute, although they have confirmed that they’ve seen the footage.  Pixar filmmaker Lee Unkrich (who edited the original film and directed the third installment) already retweeted the link, writing, “Live action Toy Story (re)made by some VERY dedicated guys…@RealiveToyStory”

As for Perrotta and Pauley, Perrotta says all they want is to get their adaptation out there for people to enjoy:

“We have so much respect for Pixar, we don’t want to do anything without their consent…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.”

Check out the full shot-by-shot remake below, as well as Perrotta and Pauley’s first live-action attempt at the end scene of TOY STORY 3 (which has already been seen more than 2.5 million times on YouTube).

 

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‘Pitch Perfect’ Barden Bellas Virtually Reunite To Perform Beyonce’s ‘Love On Top’ And Of Course It’s Aca-Amazing!

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A little aca-quarantine can’t stop these bad belters.

A lot of casts have been virtually reuniting during this quarantine with some distant gatherings more memorable than others. Of course, anytime the ladies of Pitch Perfect get together it’s a singing spectacular that goes viral almost instantly and this time is no different.

Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins reprised their roles as the hostile hosts of the a cappella singing competitions, Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberg and John Smith respectively, as they introduced the Barden Bellas. The powerhouse singers including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Chrissie Fit, and Hannah Mae Lee then crush their rendition of Beyoncé’s “Love On Top.” And you know if you’re going to cover Queen Bey it better be good. Oh and streaming the song will not only sound good but it will some good too because proceeds from downloads of the cover will benefit UNICEF’s efforts to support children in Lebanon and around the world who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aca-amazing!

To donate to UNICEF directly click here.

To stream/download the song click here.

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Disney Reveals Early Unseen Sketches Of Buzz Lightyear Who Was Almost Called ‘Lunar Larry’

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The space ranger could have looked a lot stranger.

It has been 25 years since Toy Story hit theaters…god we’re getting old…which means we have loved Buzz Lightyear for decades now. The beloved space ranger has become a staple in pop culture with his zest for adventure and signature catchphrase but what if Buzz was never “Buzz?”

To celebrate the milestone anniversary Disney has shared sketches of the early concepts for Buzz Lightyear who was actually going to be named “Lunar Larry.” Points for alliteration but sounds more like a cheesy superhero parody than a cool, futuristic action figure that every kid would have on their Christmas list. The pencil drawings vary in style but most of them feature an “LL” on the rangers chest. As time went on, the renderings began to look more and more like the Buzz we all know and love.

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Along with the sketches, Disney also announced the launch of their virtual film festival “Pixar Fest.” The family-friendly fest will premiere on August 9th in the UK with an epic stream of Pixar movies on Disney+ along with other exciting content such as watchalongs, animator masterclasses, quizzes, arts and crafts for kids, and product releases. 

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Disney Just Released A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Board Game And It Looks Wickedly Fun

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*Souls of innocent children not included.

Grab your broomsticks, stir up the cauldron and light your magic candles because game night just took a wicked twist!

Partnering with Ravensburger, Disney just released a Hocus Pocus board game and it will make for a magically good game night. This board game is unique in that game players are not competing with one another, rather they must all work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from completing their potion before sunrise. With the help of Thackery Binx the cat, you will have to dodge Winifred, Sarah and Mary as they cast spells and use potions to thwart your valiant efforts.

“The Black Flame Candle has been lit. Now the Sanderson witches you must outwit; Or with a wretched evil potion, a foul spell they’ll set in motion. Stun the witches and ruin the brew before the sun can rise anew! Work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from draining the lives of Salem’s children by ruining their potion before the sun rises!” It’s like being in the movie!

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The Hocus Pocus board game is available for $19.99 on Amazon and includes one cauldron board, 50 Ingredient cards, a Witch board, 13 Spell cards, a Sun token, 4 trick tokens, a rulebook, and one black cat Binx meeple. It’s perfect for ages 8 and up and 2-6 people can play at a time. The game takes about 30 minutes to complete which is perfect for a game night with friends and family…don’t want another never ending Monopoly situation here.

To purchase your own Hocus Pocus board game click here!

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