Two brothers have gone viral after they finally finished their eight-year-long project of recreating Toy Story 3 shot-by-shot in a stop-motion style movie.
Going viral on the internet is a little bit easier to do nowadays than a few years ago, but there’s a reason everybody is talking about this incredible video that Morgan and Mason McGrew.
The pair used the same animation method that has been used to create classics like Wallace and Gromit in the United Kingdom, as well as Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed movie Isle of Dogs. Like any painstaking process, it takes blood, sweat, and tears, but above all – especially with something like this – it also takes a ridiculous eye for detail and some high-level patience to get everything right.
The brothers premiered the video back on January 25, showing it off on the ‘Toy Story 3 IRL’ YouTube channel that they have used to give fans updates on the project as well as short clips and even a feature trailer.
Their eight years of hard work all paid off though, as the shot-by-shot recreation of the now-iconic third Toy Story movie kicked off with a recreation of the classic Disney Movies and Pixar intros – completely in the stop-motion fashion of the movie.
Though, seeing as they didn’t quite have the editing budget of Pixar, the brothers had to rope in a few extras to play a few key roles, especially with the emotional hand over of toys at the end between Andy and Bonnie.
Despite debuting on YouTube a few days earlier, the video gained a Twitter ‘moment’ thanks to PopSugar, with the brothers chiming in on their incredible feat, using it to give other motion about passion projects of their own.
If you don’t get it right the first time, don’t give up. Learn from what works and what doesn’t.
— Mason McGrew (@mcgrew_mason) January 28, 2020
Even though it took eight years, and there has been a new Toy Story movie released since, its hard not to be impressed by their work.
Will there be a follow-up surrounding Toy Story 4? Who knows, but we’re sure the internet wouldn’t be against it. Hopefully, it wouldn’t take nearly another decade either.