Meet the Creator: The 19-Year-Old Behind That Shot-for-Shot Live-Action “Toy Story”
From Fast Company
January 17, 2013 - 8:00am
Buzz Lightyear and Woody went beyond infinity and into our world for a shot-for-shot live-action remake of "Toy Story." Now, one of the creators speaks with us about how it was done. In Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind, two video store goofballs played by Jack Black and Mos Def produced "sweded" versions (read: homespun remakes) of classics like Ghostbusters, which proved to be wildly popular with store patrons. Years later, the director himself even tried doing the same thing in real life with a sweded take on Taxi Driver. However, neither the fictional nor real-life efforts Michel Gondry perpetrated were made with anywhere near the fidelity to the source material, and perhaps the reverence, that Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta put into their recent shot-for-shot remake of Toy Story. Unleashed on the internet to great acclaim earlier this week, the new live-action Toy Story ...
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