This is pretty damn incredible. Since June 2010, Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta have been filming a shot-for-shot live-action remake of Pixar's Toy Story, using human actors as the human characters and real toys for Woody and the gang (and the original Toy Story audio track). The toys move with a combination of stop-motion photography and good old-fashioned puppet strings and wires. Even at its crudest execution, this movie is pure joy to watch; it's a clear (and incredibly detailed) labor of love, but it's clear the young filmmakers had a great deal of fun with their plastic actors. Clear out an hour and a half in your Sunday and watch this thing.

You can read more about the Toy Story Project at Pauley and Perrotta's Facebook page.

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