‘Toy Story’ gets a live-action remake using real toys – watch

A pair of American teenagers spent two-and-half years replicating the original shot for shot

Two avid Toy Story fans have remade the computer-animated movie using real toys and real people. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

Aspiring filmmakers Jesse Perrotta, 19, and Jonason Pauley, 21, began work on their live-action version of Toy Story in June 2010. They finally completed their shot-for-shot remake two-and-half-years later and uploaded the film to YouTube last week.

Like the Pixar classic, the remake runs a shade over 80 minutes long. It uses the original audio featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

Since the remake appeared online last Friday (January 12), it has already racked up over 1.7m YouTube views. In an interview with their local newspaper the East Valley Tribune, the pair revealed that they would like to see their film given away as a bonus feature. They are currently awaiting a response from Pixar.

Released in 1995, Pixar’s Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animated movie. Hailed as an instant classic, it has since spawned two sequels, 1999’s Toy Story 2 and 2010’s Toy Story 3. Back in October (2012), it was revealed that Toy Story will return later this year for a Halloween TV special.