A group of ambitious young filmmakers has been shooting a live-action version of Pixar’s first feature film, Toy Story. This is not simply a retelling of the groundbreaking animated film in live-action form – it is a shot-for-shot remake of the Pixar film. During production of their challenging project, they have been sharing behind-the-scenes clips along the way. After the break, watch them shoot some scenes with Scud the dog, and another scene where Slinky gets stretched!
Making a live-action Toy Story on a low budget sure sounds difficult – mix in some interaction between the toys, humans, and a dog, and it just seems daunting. You may recognize these scenes:
Additionally, they find out how hard it is for Slinky to be stretched out:
I have to tip my hat to all those involved. It takes a serious amount of determination and skill to pull this off. For a sneak peek at what the finished product will look like, take a look at the video below, which they shared last year. We are shown a clip from Toy Story, followed by their live-action version.
To follow along with all of their updates, keep an eye on the official Facebook page for The Live-Action Toy Story Project (link may not work for those outside the U.S.).