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Some days here at Tech Digest, we come across things that aren’t necessarily tech related, but that are so amazing that we can’t help but share them with you. Today is one of those days: feast your eyes on The Live Action Toy Story Project.

Yep, you guessed it – it’s the entire first Toy Story film, re-created in live action with real-life toys. It’s the happiest, most wonderful fan-made labour of love I’ve seen in a long, long time. I defy you to hit play and not crack a smile uncharacteristically wide for a Monday morning.

The whole movie remake has been masterminded by just two guys, Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta, who started the project back in June 2010 when they were just 17 and 18 years old respectively. Beginning by just shooting a few favourite scenes, the footage was so well received that they decided in September 2011 to commit to completing the whole film.

Taking over two rooms in Pauley’s house to use as makeshift sets and building some characters that can’t be bought from scratch, the film was completed back in August, but the pair feared potential legal action from Toy Story creators Pixar.

Last week the two approached Pixar with the movie, who were so impressed with the outcome that they’ve agreed to let the pair distribute the flick online. Nicely done Pixar.

It’s really great fun. Line this up in your lunch break, kick back and enjoy!

More info on the project can be found here.

Gerald Lynch
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