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Toy Shining and Lee Unkrich by kyle-lambert Toy Shining and Lee Unkrich by kyle-lambert
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Earlier this year I began following Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3) on Twitter (@leeunkrich). As well as his journey to the Oscars with Toy Story 3, Lee often tweets about his passion for Stanley Kubrick and the movie The Shining which inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking. Having seen both The Shining and Toy Story 3 for the first time recently myself, I thought it would be cool idea to mash the two movies together as a fun side project.

It started off with a few notes on a post-it describing how the two movies could be combined and quickly grew into a 25 panel storyboard. Once I had sketched each composition I set about painting the panels with my iPad using the Brushes app. The project took around 2 months to complete in my spare time from idea to the finished storyboard.

Coincidently, towards the end of the project I was invited to visit the Pixar Studio for the day by one of their artists Don Shank and thought it would be a great opportunity to deliver a printed version of the project to Lee in person. Unfortunatley he wasn't at the studio that day, but has since recieved the poster, Tweeting..

"Toy Story/The Shining mash-up, painted on an iPad. Incredible gift from @kylelambert. So much awesomeness."
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CJO1234 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lee won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature for Toy Story 3, which was also nominated for Best Picture.
Mattessom Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
theartslave Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful idea, amazing execution! Glad he liked the gift and you should definitely be proud of it!!!
Reeves3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I saw the Shining/Toy Story tweet Lee did and adding the link to the picture. The picture is fantastic.
accordionpunk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Artist
wow! That is so creative. Toy Story 3 is most definetly one movie that had a great impact on me and I love the Shining! I can certainly point out the scenes you used and it is spot on! I LOVE how you used Pixar to depict REDRUM and the aliens as the twin girls! Oh and that bottom panel with Woody as frozen Jack in the creepy yet completely amazing!! Now, is that you in the photo or is that actually Lee? If not, you certainly look a lot like him, unless its only the angle:aww:
d03090 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
AlyGoesMoo Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Fantastic! :)
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